Assessing Critical Thinking in Social Studies!
This purchase includes two different versions of an assessment for the 4 lessons in my Early / First Presidents unit and a review worksheet for the entire unit. Those lessons are:
John Adams' Presidency
Marbury v. Madison - A Mini-Play
Thomas Jefferson's Foreign Policy
James Madison and the War of 1812 - Causes and Effects
James Monroe and the Monroe DoctrineI would not purchase this review and assessment packet unless you have previously purchased some of the lessons.
The assessments are specifically tailored to match the lessons.
I do standards based grading, and I allow students to redo tests. Therefore, one of the tests is given as the original, and the second test is given as a “redo.”
These assessments do require the students to have some knowledge of historical skills. The skills are then referred to and reviewed on the review sheet. I’ve tried my best to meet the new standards required by NYS Standards for Social Studies.
I include a 5-point holistic rubric with each of the lesson assessments. If you would like to grade these questions in a different way, you can simply remove the rubric and add in your own points or rubric instead.
I do not include an answer key for the short answer (the answers for the multiple choice are included). There is a wide variety of answers that students could provide for these questions and it’s really up to the teacher’s discretion as to whether to give credit. If you’ve taught these answers, it would not be difficult to assess student answers. There is an answer key provided for the review sheet.
This zip file includes a PDF version, a PowerPoint version, and a link to a Google Slides version for both the Review and the assessment. Both the PowerPoint and the Google Slides versions are fully EDITABLE
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