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Map of an Imaginary Island 
Create a salt map of an imaginary island and a short narrative describing your island.
Rubric Code: L24678X
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Subject: Geography  
Type: Project  
Grade Levels: 6-8

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  Excellent

4 pts

Good

3 pts

Fair

2 pts

Poor

1 pts

Title

Project Title

Excellent

Title tells the content of the map, is clearly distinguishable as the title (e.g. larger letters, underlined, etc), on the base of your map.
Good

Title tells the purpose/content of the map and is printed at the top of the map.
Fair

Title tells the purpose/content of the map, but is not located at the top of the map.
Poor

Purpose/content of the map is not clear from the title.
Map Key

Compass Rose, Legend, Scale

Excellent

Key is easy-to-find and contains a complete set of 10 or more symbols, including a compass rose with all cardinal directions labeled.
Good

Key contains a complete set of 8-9 symbols, including a compass rose with most cardinal directions labeled.
Fair

Key contains an almost complete set of 5-7 symbols, including a compass rose with one cardinal direction labeled.
Poor

Key or cardinal rose is absent or key lacks 5 or more symbols or has a compass rose with no cardinal directions.
Labels & Features

Cities, towns, bodies of water, mountain ranges, symbols

Excellent

All labels/features are extremely neat and can be very easily read.

Includes 10 or more cities and towns, 10 or more rivers, lakes, ponds, and 1 ocean,
5 geographical land features
( Mountains, desert, jungle, city, swamp, etc)
Good

All labels/features are neat and can be read.
Includes 8-9 cities and towns, 8-9 rivers, lakes, ponds, and 1 ocean, and
4 geographical land features
( Mountains, desert, jungle, city, swamp, etc)
Fair

Most labels/features are somewhat neat and can be read.
Includes 5-7 cities and towns, 8-9 rivers, lakes, ponds, and 1 ocean, and
3 geographical land features
( Mountains, desert, jungle, city, swamp, etc)
Poor

Most labels/features are messy and are hard to read.
Includes less than 5 cities and towns, less than 5 rivers, lakes, ponds,and 1 ocean, and
2 or less geographical land features
( Mountains, desert, jungle, city, swamp, etc)
Scale

Indicate which measurement equals a mile. Example: 1" = 100 miles.

Excellent

All features on the map are drawn with relation to the scale and the scale used is clearly indicated on the map.
Good

Most features on the map are drawn with relation to the scale and the scale used is clearly indicated on the map.
Fair

Many features on the map are NOT drawn in relation to the scale even though the scale is clearly indicated on the map.
Poor

Many features of the map are NOT drawn in relation to the scale AND/OR there is no scale marker on the map.
Color Choices

Be consistent with colors

Excellent

Student consistently uses color appropriate for features (e.g. blue for water; black for labels, etc.) on map.
Good

Student usually uses color appropriate for features (e.g. blue for water; black for labels, etc.)
Fair

Student sometimes uses color appropriate for features (e.g. blue for water; black for labels, etc.)
Poor

Student does not use color appropriately.
Spelling/Capitalization

Proofread your rough draft and have someone else proofread it too.

Excellent

100% of words on the map and narrative are spelled and capitalized correctly.
Good

90-95% of words on the map and narrative are spelled and capitalized correctly.
Fair

85-90% of words on the map and narrative are spelled and capitalized correctly.
Poor

Less than 85% of the words on the map and narrative are spelled and capitalized correctly.
Neatness

Map is not cracked or flaking. Has smooth edges.

Excellent

All straight lines are ruler-drawn, all errors have been neatly corrected and all features are colored completely.
Good

All straight lines are ruler-drawn, most errors have been neatly corrected and most features are colored completely.
Fair

Most straight lines are ruler-drawn, some errors have been neatly corrected and some features are colored completely.
Poor

Many lines, corrections of errors, and /or features are not neatly done.
Climate

Average weather conditions taken place over a long period of time.

Excellent

Professional look and legend is clearly labeled with consistent colors:
Tropical West, Tropical Dry, Semiarid, Arid, Mediterranean, Marine W Coast, Humid Sub Tropic, Cool Summer, Subarctic, Tundra, and/or Highlands.
Good

Legend is labeled with consistent colors:
Tropical West, Tropical Dry, Semiarid, Arid, Mediterranean, Marine W Coast, Humid Sub Tropic, Cool Summer, Subarctic, Tundra, and/or Highlands.
Fair

Legend is labeled, but sloppy.
Tropical West, Tropical Dry, Semiarid, Arid, Mediterranean, Marine W Coast, Humid Sub Tropic, Cool Summer, Subarctic, Tundra, and/or Highlands.
Poor

Legend is not labeled, or missing:
Tropical West, Tropical Dry, Semiarid, Arid, Mediterranean, Marine W Coast, Humid Sub Tropic, Cool Summer, Subarctic, Tundra, and/or Highlands



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