TASK:

Create a timeline of European explorers and early settlements and events using one of a variety of methods, such as a World Book Timeline, Digital Photo Story, PowerPoint, construction paper, etc.

http://worldbookonline.com

World Book Timeline




Image Sites

US History Images (public domain)

Rubric

Criteria
Advanced
Proficient
Basic
Below Basic
Content/Facts
The timeline contained at least 8-10 accurate facts/events related to the topic being studied.
The timeline contained at least 6-7 accurate facts/events related to the topic being studied.
The timeline contained at least 5 accurate facts/events related to the topic being studied.
The timeline contained less than 5 accurate facts/events related to the topic being studied.
Dates
An accurate, complete date has been included for each event.
An accurate, complete date has been included for almost every event.
An accurate date has been included for almost every event.
Dates are inaccurate and/or missing for several events.
Learning of Content
The student can accurately explain ALL of the events on the timeline without referring to it and can quickly determine which of two events occurred first.
The student can accurately describe 75% of the events on the timeline without referring to it and can quickly determine which of two events occurred first.
The student can accurately describe 50% of the events on the timeline if allowed to refer to it and can determine which of two events occurred first.
The student cannot use the timeline effectively to describe events nor to compare events.
Graphics
All graphics are effective and balanced with text use.
All graphics are effective, but there appear to be too few or too many.
Some graphics are effective and their use is balanced with text use.
Several graphics are not effective.