This is the handout I give to my students following finishing Karen Hesse's Witness. It is set up for the project-based classroom. This does not include the various charts I use to monitor and grade. This is simply the project objective, goal, and overview with step-by-step directions.
It is an effective way to evaluate the following skills for 8th grade:
Parts of an argument
Ethos, Pathos, Logos
Causation or cause and effect
The estimated time frame for this is three weeks. I have other teachers, usually social studies or history, bring their classes to come watch our presentations and ask questions to give students an authentic experience.