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BHS_GENOCIDE2: Assignment basics

Holocaust Topics Research

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Grading Rubric

Name __________________________________________________________                                  Hour _______

Tri A Common Assignment: Research Presentation

Determine a topic, allusion or author of interest to research in order to deepen your understanding of any text (including independent reading) from this trimester.* Utilize visual aids and technology to augment your presentation.


4 – Sophisticated

3 – Proficient

2 – Developing

1 – Insufficient

Synthesis of Information


(connection to central idea, # of sources)

All information is relevant and clearly connects to the central idea.

Most information is relevant and connected to the central idea of the presentation, but a few details seem unconnected.

Much information is connected to the central idea, though some details may be off-topic or irrelevant.

Presenters have no main idea, or most information is not connected to the central idea.


Information may be from only one source.

Organization and Visual Components


(headings, images, bullets, wording, spelling)

Logically organized presentation uses all visual components to enhance audience understanding while maintaining interest.

Presentation is organized and  includes adequate use of visual components that allows for audience understanding.

Presentation may be disorganized, may have distracting visual components, or may be visually generic.

No visual.

Visual greatly  distracts from the presentation or contains glitches.  

MLA Citation

Source citations are correctly and smoothly embedded both verbally and visually throughout the presentation.

Sources are correctly embedded both verbally and visually through much or all of the presentation.

MLA format may be attempted. Most sources may be cited visually.  Many sources may lack verbal recognition.

Source citation is missing or incorrectly formatted.

Formal Academic Presentation


(presenting vs. reading, word choice)


Presentation is polished.  Speaker uses academic language.

Presentation runs smoothly with minor distractions. Language is mostly academic.

Little to no evidence of rehearsal.

Language may be casual or conversational.

Presenter distracts from own presentation, or may read off screen or directly from notes.


This is worth 15% of your overall grade