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NAME: _________________________

EARLY HUMANS ARCHAEOLOGICAL REPORT RUBRIC


The purpose of this report is to inform your classmates in other groups about
the species of early humans you studied in the archaeological dig. You will
teach your classmates and you will learn from each other.

Your report should be one paragraph long and should use the Statement-
Evidence-Reasoning format introduced to you in class. Your archaeological
report will be graded according to the following criteria.

YOUR GOAL FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT IS 90-100.

Statement: How do your findings influence your thinking about mankind?


Expresses an original idea ......................................................................................................................... 10

Makes a connection between your ancestral species and humans ............................. 10

Written clearly and concisely ...................................................................................................................... 5

Evidence: What did you discover?

Species name ......................................................................................................................................................... 5

Date and location of discovery................................................................................................................. 5

Region (where this species lived) ............................................................................................................. 5

Time period (when this species lived)................................................................................................... 5

Physical features (brain size, bone structure, etc.)................................................................... 15

Culture (way of life, rituals, homes, food, technology, etc.)............................................... 15

Reasoning: How well does the evidence support your statement?


Connects evidence to statement ............................................................................................................10

Not only reports, but explains the significance of evidence.............................................. 10

Logically organizes and proceeds through evidence.................................................................. 5

TOTAL:.............................................................................................______/100