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Stevens Institute of Technology

 
Slavery in America - First-hand Accounts from Former Slaves

Assessment

Each of the students' responses from the questions in the Student Directions can be used for assessment based on the following sample rubric.

Student Worksheet Questions Score (points)
B. First Narrative/Interview (10 points)
1. The student identifies the person's name, age at time of interview, family, work and life history, etc. and as much information provided in the narrative. ____/3
2. The student describes daily life as a slave as narrated in the interview. ____/2
3. The student describes the working and living conditions at the time as narrated in the interview. ____/2
4. The student describes freedom as narrated in the interview. ____/2
5. The student identifies and describes the most compelling or interesting thing they discovered about the person's life and why. ____/3
C. Second Narrative/Interview (10 points)
1. The student identifies the person's name, age at time of interview, family, work and life history, etc. and as much information provided in the narrative. ____/3
2. The student describes daily life as a slave as narrated in the interview. ____/2
3. The student describes the working and living conditions at the time as narrated in the interview. ____/2
4. The student describes freedom as narrated in the interview. ____/2
5. The student identifies and describes the most compelling or interesting thing they discovered about the person's life and why. ____/3
D. Differing Accounts (10 points)
1. The student identifies, describes, and cites examples of aspects of slavery shared by both narratives. ____/5
2. The student identifies, describes, and cites examples of aspects of slavery that were different in both narratives. ____/5
Total: ____/30
OPTIONAL (8 points)
3. The student identifies and describes a minimum of two (2) similarities and two (2) differences. ____/8
Total: ____/38

 


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