Evaluation

You will be evaluated on your performance in the Corps as an individual, and as a group.  Your journal and your game will be graded according to the following rules:

Journal Rubric
Objectives Beginning

1

Accomplished

3

Exemplary

5

Score
Organization
Information is in no order; handwriting is sloppy
 Information is  grouped together in some manner; handwriting is legible
Information is organized with headings with listed notes or complete sentences underneath; handwriting is neat
 
Amount of information gathered






 

 

One or two word answers to questions; only one or two questions answered per topic; only one or two topics addressed
All topics are addressed, most questions are answered with two or three short sentences 
All topics are addressed, and all questions answered for each with detailed information consisting of 2-3 detailed sentences per question 
 
Quality of information gathered






 

 

Information has little or nothing to do with the questions posed at the outset of that task
Questions are answered with simply the main idea of the answer, with little supporting detail
Information answers not only the main idea of the question, but contains supporting details and/or examples
 
         

 
Poster Rubric
Objectives Beginning

1

Accomplished

3

Exemplary

5

Score
Accuracy
Trail does not follow the route of the expedition; major locations on the route are not recognized
Route traced from St. Louis to Oregon and back with 5 major stops labeled, and some major rivers and mountain ranges labeled.
Route clearly traced from St. Louis to Oregon, all major rivers and mountain ranges labeled, and 5 or more major stops on the route labeled
 
Visual Appeal






 

 

Little or no color, less than 12 images
Some contrasting colors among the rivers, land, and landforms; 10-12  images (drawn, cut from magazines, or printed from computer)
Contrasting colors among rivers, land, and landforms, a clear contrast between the Corps of Discovery route and the rest of the map, 12 or more images having to do with the people, places, or animals discovered along the trail
 
Creativity

 

No extra thought put into the creative aspects of the game
Some extra creative thought put into game via such things as extra pictures, fancy writing, and/or texture
Obvious creative energy put into all aspects of the game via the question cards, the game pieces, and the game board.