Evaluation criteria for the final task
Writing will be graded individually. The compilation of the newspaper feature will be a group grade.
(3) Accomplished (2) Developing (1) Beginning
Writing (Grammar)
(3) Writing has hardly any spelling or grammar mistakes. There is a clear beginning, middle and ending to the article.

(2) Writing has some spelling or grammar mistakes. It's hard to tell where the beginning, middle and ending of the article is.

(1) Writing has many spelling or grammar mistakes. No clear beginning, middle and ending.
Writing (Content)
(3) Writing shows that the student understands the historical background of the Maccabee period/the event at Modin/the Role of the Maccabees in Jewish history/the way the Maccabees are remembered in the Jewish festival (depending on which one chosen). The writing is clear and easy to understand.

(2) Writing shows that the student has an idea of the historical background of the Maccabee period/the event at Modin/the Role of the Maccabees in Jewish history/the way the Maccabees are remembered in the Jewish festival (depending on which one chosen), but some ideas are not very clear or developed.

(1) Writing shows that the student does not understand what the historical background of the Maccabee period/the event at Modin/the Role of the Maccabees in Jewish history/the way the Maccabees are remembered in the Jewish festival (depending on which one chosen). Many areas are unclear and hard to understand
Compilation of writing and art work in the newspaper feature/poster
(3) Feature looks organized and clearly presented. It has good mix of graphics and text.

(2) Feature is somewhat organized, but needs a little more work. Too many or too few graphics.

(1) Feature is not organized. Articles and artwork do not go together.
Collaboration
(3) Each member of the team completed part of the project, supported the other members, and worked with the group to design the final project without major conflicts.

(2) Each member of the team completed his/her part of the project but showed little support of other members and had conflicts when designing the final project with the group.

(1) Members of the team did not complete their part of the project, were not supportive of each other and there were conflicts within the group.

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