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									                   Think-Tac-Toe Rubric – Compare & Contrast (Level One – 25 points)
Prompt: Using a Venn diagram or other useful graphic organizer, compare and contrast the two main types of
presidencies as typified by Theodore Roosevelt & William Howard Taft.

  Category                     Responsibilities

   Content                     Must include:
                                at least three different points of comparison for each type           (9 pts.)
                                specific information for each of the above three points               (9 pts.)

   Quality                     Must have:
                                use a graphic organizer of some type as the framework                 (2 pts.)
                                at least one page, or its equivalent, in length                       (5 pts.)

     Total                     25 points possible              /                       points earned _______

                 Think-Tac-Toe Rubric – Farewell Address Analysis (Level One – 25 points)
Prompt: Write a brief essay outlining at least three main points found in Washington’s Farewell Address; be
sure to include how his ideas were implemented during the terms of future presidents.

  Category                     Responsibilities

   Content                     Must include:
                                at least three main points from the Farewell Address                  (9 pts.)
                                specific information for each of the above three points               (9 pts.)

   Quality                     Must have:
                                critical, original, thinking in the actual analysis                   (5 pts.)
                                at least one page, or more, in length                                 (2 pts.)

     Total                     25 points possible              /                       points earned _______

         Think-Tac-Toe Rubric – Presidential Picture/Cartoon Thoughts (Level One – 25 points)
Prompt: Browse the Internet for a picture or political cartoon of a current or former president & write down at
least ½ a page of thoughts on that picture; make sure to pick a picture or cartoon that will provide food for thought.

  Category                     Responsibilities

   Content                     Must include:
                                an appropriate picture of ½ page size or larger                       (9 pts.)
                                specific opinions, thoughts or analysis of the above                  (9 pts.)

   Quality                     Must have:
                                a color picture, or political cartoon if black & white                (2 pts.)
                                at least ½ page, or more, in length                                   (5 pts.)

     Total                     25 points possible              /                       points earned _______
                     Think-Tac-Toe Rubric – Physical Fitness (Level Two – 50 points)
Prompt: Develop a complete picture of the physical regimen of a president by analyzing the work out habits of
current &/or former presidents. Then, plan a physical regimen of your own for the president.

  Category                    Responsibilities

   Content                   Must include:
                              at least five different aspects &/or presidents habits             (20 pts.)
                              specific, new physical regimen with detailed information           (20 pts.)

   Quality                    Must have:
                               interesting or obscure physical habits information                (5 pts.)
                               at least two pages, or more, in length                            (5 pts.)

     Total                    50 points possible            /                     points earned _______

                  Think-Tac-Toe Rubric – Presidential Timeline (Level Two – 50 points)
Prompt: Construct a timeline of important events in the history of the presidency of the United States. It
should include pictures and detailed explanations of why the event represented are important.

  Category                    Responsibilities

   Content                   Must include:
                              at least ten important presidential events                         (20 pts.)
                              specific & detailed information for each of the above              (20 pts.)

   Quality                    Must have:
                               useful and colorful pictures that support the events              (5 pts.)
                               at least one page, or more, in length                             (5 pts.)

     Total                    50 points possible            /                     points earned _______

                   Think-Tac-Toe Rubric – “What If…?” Essay (Level Two – 50 points)
Prompt: Write an essay detailing what you would do, and why you would do it, if you were the President of the
United States. Be sure to include specific examples!

  Category                    Responsibilities

   Content                   Must include:
                              information about possible actions and reasons for each            (20 pts.)
                              specific examples that explain & support the above                 (20 pts.)

   Quality                    Must have:
                               a reasonable scenario for the author’s presidency                 (5 pts.)
                               at least two pages, or more, in length                            (5 pts.)

     Total                    50 points possible            /                     points earned _______
                    Think-Tac-Toe Rubric – Presidents Jeopardy (Level Three – 75 points)
Prompt: Create a Jeopardy game that focuses on the presidency of the United States. It can be done on the computer or
by hand. It should include detailed information and varying levels of difficulty. It should also include important topics
that help the game player to understand the importance of the presidency to U. S. Government.

  Category                       Responsibilities

   Content                      Must include:
                                 at least five different categories for the game                          (30 pts.)
                                 well-developed questions for each of the above categories                (30 pts.)

    Quality                      Must have:
                                  workable framework for the game (i.e. PowerPoint, etc.)                 (7 pts.)
                                  at least poster board, or its equivalent, in length                     (8 pts.)

     Total                       75 points possible               /                        points earned _______

                Think-Tac-Toe Rubric – Presidents Brochure (Level Three – 75 points)
Prompt: Produce a brochure that details at least two important aspects of the presidency of the United States. It can be
done on the computer or by hand. This should provide a detailed analysis of the two selected topics & include pictures;
information & pictures may be from your texts, the Internet, the Presidents DVD or other “authentic” sources.

  Category                       Responsibilities

   Content                      Must include:
                                 at least two important presidential aspects                              (30 pts.)
                                 a detailed analysis for each of the above aspects                        (30 pts.)

    Quality                      Must have:
                                  interesting, useful & colorful pictures                                 (10 pts.)
                                  at least one brochure’s-length, or more, as the final product           (5 pts.)

     Total                       75 points possible               /                        points earned _______

             Think-Tac-Toe Rubric – Presidential Mock Debate (Level Three – 75 points)
Prompt: Devise a mock debate on an issue of importance to the presidency of the United States. The debate must be
developed so that both sides are represented and so that it could be picked up by the man on the street and “performed”…
this means sufficient explanation and research to provide even novices with the ability to be successful.

  Category                       Responsibilities

   Content                      Must include:
                                 both sides of an appropriate presidential issue                          (30 pts.)
                                 specific sufficient explanation and research of the above                (30 pts.)

    Quality                      Must have:
                                  critical, original, thinking in the actual debate materials             (10 pts.)
                                  at least three pages, or more, in length                                (5 pts.)

     Total                       75 points possible               /                        points earned _______

								
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