Thesis: Make a thesis or claim that responds to the prompt. The thesis or claim must be historically defensible and establish a line of reasoning. (0-1 pt)
Context: Provide context relevant to the prompt by describing a broader historical development or process. (0-1 pts)
Evidence: Use at least three pieces of evidence from the textbook, lecture, or primary sources to support an argument in response to the prompt; one must come from the primary sources. (0-3 pts)
Sourcing: Explain how the context or situation of one of the primary sources is relevant to an argument. This could address the relevance of the document’s point of view, purpose, historical situation, and/or audience. (0-1 pt)
Complex Understanding: Demonstrate a nuanced understanding of an argument that responds to the prompt by using evidence to corroborate, qualify, or modify the argument. (0-1pt)
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