This checklist and rubric for making and sending a postcard to an elected official or other persuadable party is easily adaptable to any topic and assignment. A postcard assignment like this makes a great final product and and authentic assessment. This rubric and checklist will make it easier to implement a project based approach to learning content and the importance of civic engagement.
- I can communicate knowledge and opinions about a controversial topic.
- I can support an argument with at least three persuasive facts.
- I can captivate my audience with compelling language and visuals.
- I can be an agent of change by communicating my opinions to others.