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Society Project -- Map

Student Name:

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1 -- Well Below Tar


CATEGORY get

2 -- Below Target

3 -- On Target

4 -- Exceeds Target

Overall

Student did not


complete a map.

Student completed a
map, but the final
product generally
displays a lack of care
or effort.

Student completed
a map and the final
product is of good
quality,
representing a high
level of care and
effort from the
student.

Student has completed a


map of exceptional quality,
perhaps by adding details
or personal touches that go
beyond expectation (e.g.
lines of latitude and
longitude). Student may
have created more than
one map (i.e. political AND
physical).

Clarity

Map is nearly
impossible to
understand. Map
contains no color or
symbols, or the symbols
are not clearly
explained. Lines and
coloring are sloppy.

Map is not easy to


understand. May
include some colors
and symbols, but not
many. Symbols and
colors may be used
inappropriately or may
not make sense for
what they represent.
Lines and coloring may
be sloppy in places.

Map is easy to
understand. The
student used
several colors
and/or symbols.
Colors and symbols
make sense and it
is clear what they
represent. Lines
and coloring are
neat.

Map is easy to understand.


The student's use of colors
and symbols is consistent
and creative. The student
thoughtfully used a variety
of colors and/or symbols
without cluttering the map.

The society that the


student has created
seems somewhat
realistic, but lacks
attention to detail. For
example, names are
not consistent with a
local language.
Bordering towns,
countries, and/or
bodies of water are not

The society that the


student has created
seems realistic.
Names of places,
physical features,
and size make
sense considering
its geographical
location. Bordering
towns, countries,
and/or bodies of

The country/society that


the student has created
seems realistic and
believable. Names of
places, physical features,
and size not only make
sense for its geographic
location, they also provide
a sense of history and/or
generally display a high
level of geographical

Sensibility The society that the

student has created


makes virtually no
sense. It seems like a
fantasy world or like no
attention was paid to
its geographical
location.

Contains no map
Map
Componen components, or map
components are used
ts*
incorrectly.

included.

water are included.

Contains just one or


two map components,
or some map
components are used
incorrectly.

Contains all five map


Contains three or
components and all are
four map
components and all used correctly.
are used correctly.

* Map Components: title, map key, compass rose, scale, locator.

thinking.