You will be evaluated according to the rubric below. Use this as a guide while you are working to be sure you are meeting all the criteria. Your teacher may give you a different version of this rubric to use while working; follow the guidelines and expectations of your teacher if they are different than what is shown here.

Teacher’s Note: You may download an editable version of this rubric on the teacher resources page.

Below Basic
Creativity of Design
  • Holiday celebration is assembled from routine, common elements from familiar holidays.
  • Presentation only uses readily available clip art or existing artwork.
  • No original ideas or combinations of ideas.
  • Celebration contains mostly common elements with simple or superficial variations.
  • Activities are only minimally connected to the explorer.
  • Artwork is copied or traced from other sources.
  • Celebration is clearly and directly related to the explorer, with some resemblance to other similar holidays.
  • Artwork is mostly original.
  • Holiday celebration is highly unique and original.
  • Holiday activities are directly connected with the explorer.
  • Artwork is original or demonstrates appropriate creative use of other works.
Completeness of Design
  • Outline is missing or does not match presentation.
  • Big6 Data charts for Phases 1 and 2 are incomplete.
  • Map is missing or does not contain all routes.
  • Celebration design appears arbitrary and no criteria are included or met.
  • Folder is missing project components.
  • Outline is complete but contains only main points with no details.
  • Big6 Data charts for Phases 1 and 2 are filled in but data only comes from one source.
  • Map shows all routes, but there is not enough detail to understand more than the start and end points.
  • Celebration design meets minimum expectations, but does not fully meet the criteria selected by the group.
  • Folder contains all components. Each component meets only the minimum expectations for completion.
  • Outline is complete and contains sufficient detail to follow the persuasive argument.
  • Big6 Data charts for Phases 1 and 2 are complete and contain data from two sources.
  • Map accurately illustrates all routes and contains some additional detail.
  • Celebration design takes into account two or more criteria like those listed in the instructions.
  • Folder contains all components and all components are complete.
  • Outline is complete, thorough, and detailed.
  • Big6 Data charts for Phases 1 and 2 are thorough and include data from multiple sources.
  • Map accurately illustrates all routes in great detail, including additional information beyond the requirements.
  • Celebration design takes into account two or more criteria like those listed in the instructions.
  • Folder contains additional work related to the project beyond the minimum requirements.
Quality of Oral Presentation
  • Presentation is too short or too long.
  • One or more group members make no contribution to the presentation.
  • Presentation is missing technology, visual aid, or both.
  • Presentation is barely 5 minutes lone.
  • Minimal contributions by one or two group members.
  • Technology and visual aid are include, but they are not used effectively.
  • Presentation is between 5 and 10 minutes long.
  • All group members participate in the oral presentation, but contributions may be uneven.
  • Technology is used in some way.
  • Presentation includes one visual.
  • Presentation is between 5 and 10 minutes long, but is no longer than necessary.
  • All group members participate significantly in the oral presentation.
  • Technology is used effectively throughout the presentation to enhance and support points made.
  • Presentation includes two or more visuals of different types (e.g. poster, map, slides, video, etc.)
Persuasiveness of Proposal
  • Presenters do not appear to believe their own arguments.
  • Points made undermine the group’s argument.
  • Presenters state opinions regarding the importance of the holiday, but provide no supporting details.
  • Appeals are not systematic or organized.
  • Presenters give solid arguments for their point of view which are supported with factual information.
  • Presentation contains only one mode of appeal (logic, emotion, or character).
  • Presenters are highly persuasive.
  • Argments are supported with multiple details.
  • Presentation appeals to at least two modes (logic, emotion, and character).