Instead of focusing primarily on the African immigration, students can use the narrative to explore this often-overlooked community within the scope of an immigration unit.
Assess students' work as follows and according to the rubric below: Students should have at least four things the two immigrant groups have in common and at least three concepts that are unique to each group within their Venn diagram.
"Comparing Immigration" Essay Rubric
0= not evident
1= minimal evidence of mastery
2=adequate evidence of mastery
3=strong evidence of mastery
4=outstanding evidence of mastery
In the essay, students will:
__________ analyze historic events and construct a reasonable hypothesis.
__________ integrate points brought out in class discussion and from the narrative.
__________ consider the modern differences in the immigrant groups and what they mean to the groups historically.
__________ demonstrate acceptable organization and structure.
__________ apply appropriate rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
__________ (total points x 5= final score: _____________)