Describe in an historical paper, the birth of the Confederacy and the American Civil War that followed and the lasting effects of that monumental War. GRADING RUBRIC FOR HISTORICAL TOPIC PAPER ……….0 to 5 points……….. UNSATISFACTORY Does not identify historical contest correctly. Makes inaccurate statements about subject matter. Does not articulate understanding of historical context. ..……6 to 12 points………. SATISFACTORY Identifies historical context correctly. Makes satisfactory statements about subject matter and articulates understanding of historical context. ……….13 to 20 points………. EXCEEDS Demonstrates a thorough understanding of subject matter, and carefully articulates historical significance. 1 The historical topic paper is to be no less than three pages in length (not to exceed four pages). 3 Essays are the telling of a particular historical period, write in sentences and paragraphs. No “bullets”; no “number 1,2,3,etc; no lettering a,b,c,etc. 4 When writing your essays, it’s important that you employ the “journalistic” approach: What is the thesis or definition of what you are writing about,? When did it occur (dates from and to)? Where did it take place? Who was involved? Why did they do (what they did)? How did they do it? What were the results…positive and negative? Experience History, Interpreting America’s Past, Eighth Edition, vol. 1 editors: Davidson, DeLay, Heyrman, Lytle and Stoff.