Current economic standing and role in global economy.

THE ASSIGNMENT: As a well-renowned photojournalist, you have been asked by National Geographic to complete a photo documentary highlighting a human rights violation and/or humanitarian concern in a country of your choosing. Your final project will be a conglomeration of photos with informational captions collected during your stay in the country. In order to demonstrate total understanding of your countries situation and to maintain continuous communication with National Geographic, your assignment also includes essays on the research you have completed during your stay.

Unit Assignments

For each unit assignment you will need to research and write a 3 page essay/paper on how your country relates to the topic being discussed.

  • Make sure you are research and writing to the specific topic of the assignment
  • Each essay must include a list of references. – APA formatting
  • Paper format: Times New Roman, 12 font, double space
  • Include a title that explains what the essay will be about
  • All essays must include an introduction (with thesis statement), body, and conclusion
  • It is strongly recommended that you collect photos and other visuals while conducting the research in order to develop our own database to develop your final assessment
  • It is strongly recommended that you keep a running bibliography of all your resources to help organize your final assessment

Rubric

Photojournalism Assignment #3

Photojournalism Assignment #3

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThesis Statement

5 pts

5

Clear, well-developed, and demonstrates an understanding of social studies concepts.

4 pts

4

Clear, developed, and demonstrates an understanding of social studies concepts.

3 pts

3

Weak or inadequately developed, and marginally demonstrates an understanding of social studies concepts.

2 pts

2

Unclear or incomplete and does not demonstrate an understanding of social studies concepts.

1 pts

1

No thesis statement.

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSupporting Evidence – Current Economic Standing

5 pts

5

Well-supported with a broad spectrum of specific, credible, and relevant evidence.

4 pts

4

Adequately supported with a limited spectrum of specific, credible, and relevant evidence.

3 pts

3

Inadequately supported with specific, credible, and relevant evidence.

2 pts

2

Lacks specific, credible, and relevant support.

1 pts

1

No support OR sources of evidence are not properly cited.

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSupporting Evidence – Role in World Economy

5 pts

5

Well-supported with a broad spectrum of specific, credible, and relevant evidence.

4 pts

4

Adequately supported with a limited spectrum of specific, credible, and relevant evidence.

3 pts

3

Inadequately supported with specific, credible, and relevant evidence.

2 pts

2

Lacks specific, credible, and relevant support.

1 pts

1

No support OR sources of evidence are not properly cited.

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis

5 pts

5

Position / argument is well-developed, very thoughtful, and persuasive.

4 pts

4

Development of position/argument is thoughtful and persuasive.

3 pts

3

Development of position / argument may be inadequate.

2 pts

2

Development of position / argument is inadequate.

1 pts

1

No analysis offered.

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSpelling & Grammar

5 pts

5

Polished and demonstrates a high level of proficiency in grammar and spelling.

4 pts

4

Generally polished and demonstrates proficiency in grammar and spelling.

3 pts

3

Somewhat polished and inconsistently demonstrates proficiency in grammar and spelling.

2 pts

2

Lacks polish and does not demonstrate proficiency in grammar and spelling.

1 pts

1

Grammar and spelling are deficient.

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClarity & Organization

5 pts

5

Organized, logical and clearly articulated. Transitions smoothly connect ideas.

4 pts

4

Generally organized, logical and clearly articulated. Transitions often smoothly connect ideas.

3 pts

3

Somewhat organized, logical and clearly articulated. Transitions sometimes used to connect ideas.

2 pts

2

Lacks organization, logic and clarity. Transitions seldom used to connect ideas.

1 pts

1

Argument is not organized or clear. Transitions not used to connect ideas.

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePaper Format

5 pts

5

Proper use of APA format is present throughout the paper.

4 pts

4

Use of APA format is present throughout the paper with few errors present.

3 pts

3

APA format is attempted with errors and/or missing requirements/components.

2 pts

2

APA format is rarely used throughout the paper.

1 pts

1

APA paper format is not used.

5 pts

Total Points: 35

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