This is a 2 page handout used to evaluate student knowledge at the end of our US Imperialism & WW1 unit 1880-1920.
Page 1- is a three circle venn diagram. Each president has a circle and they all intersect. Students will use this as a pre-writing strategy to list key actions/policies of each president.
Page 2- has a writing prompt "Compare and Contrast the foreign polices of Presidents T Roosevelt, Taft & Wilson" along with a 40 point rubric that measures both use of a thesis and specific facts to support it.
This is a simple, yet strong short writing assignment (about the size of a large paragraph) that can be done outside of class or part in and out of class and can be used as an informal or formal assessment of student knowledge and writing. My students like the format and I hope yours will, too.