Newspaper Article Rubric:
Superior: Article explains fully at least one major idea that is common to the French and American revolution, referencing the two documents or events given, and explains convincingly to an American audience in 1793 why Americans should join with France in war to save the revolution.
Good: Article explains reasonably well at least one major idea, and provides some references to the two documents. Explanation to an American audience about supporting France is not convincing.
Moderate: Article explains in limited and not very clear way one major idea. References to the documents are limited. Explanation to an American audience is vague, or is incomplete.
Security Committee and Venn Diagram Rubric:
Superior: Venn diagram is complete, with several ideas that are common, several specific only to France, and several that are specific only to America. Oral explanation of the diagram is complete.
Analysis is directly to the point, references the Venn diagram and the documents.
Good: Venn diagram is not complete; only some ideas in each category.
Analysis has limited references, and explanation is somewhat to the point.
Moderate: Venn diagram not complete; limited ideas in each category.
Anaysis is mostly incomplete; is a restatement of ideas in the Venn diagram and not an analysis.
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