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Invent a Country - Map
Rubric Code: FXWBW86
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Subject: Geography  
Type: Project  
Grade Levels: 6-8

Powered by iRubric Invention of a Country
  Excellent

10 pts

Good

8 pts

Fair

6 pts

Poor

4 pts

Title

Excellent

Title tells the purpose/content of the map, is clearly distinguishable as the title (e.g. larger letters, underlined, etc), and is printed at the top of the 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/Legend

Excellent

Key is easy-to-find and contains a complete set of symbols.
Good

Key contains an almost complete set of symbols.
Fair

Key contains a partial set of symbols.
Poor

Key lacks several symbols or fails to match the map.
Features

With proper labeling and names.

Excellent

Features are complete and extremely neat and can be very easily recognized. Map contains at least 5 cities or towns, and 5 geographic features such as mountains, lakes, canyons, etc.
(10 total)
Good

Only 8 or 9 features are present or recognizable.
Fair

Only 6 or 7 features are present recognizable.
Poor

Less than 6 features are present or recognizable.
Scale

Excellent

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

Only one expectation is missing.
Fair

2 - 3 expectations are missing.
Poor

More than 3 expectations are missing.
Compass

Excellent

Compass rose is neatly drawn and easily visible. All cardinal directions are labled correctly.
Good

Only a minor issue or mistake.
Fair

2 - 3 issues or mistakes.
Poor

An attempt was made to draw a compass rose.
Labels

Excellent

All labels are extremely neat and can be easily read.
Good

Most labels are neat and can be easily read OR a few are missing.
Fair

Some labels are neat and can be easily read AND/OR a few are missing.
Poor

Several labels are hard to read AND/OR many are missing.
Color/Lines/Neatness

Choice of color is consistent and proper. (black for labels, blue for water, etc.)

Excellent

All features are drawn or constructed neatly and colored neatly. Color is consistent and proper.
Good

Only one expectation is missing.
Fair

2 - 3 expectations are missing.
Poor

More than 3 expectations are missing.
Spelling/Capitalization

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

Excellent

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

1 -2 errors are present.
Fair

2 - 3 errors are present.
Poor

More than 3 errors are present.
Analysis and Evaluation

(On index card)
Decide and assign location of country (relative and absolute). Describe climate, vegetation and animals. Explain population and distribution. Evaluate good and services.

Excellent

Accurately and realistically addresses climate, vegetation, animals, population, distribution, and goods and services.
Good

Lacks accuracy or displays unrealistic connections among 1 or 2 components.
Fair

Inaccurate or unrealistic
connections among 2 -3 components OR missing more than one component.
Poor

Inaccurate, unrealistic, or missing information of several components.
Connections

(1 paragraph minimum) Based on the above information, identify and provide one example that illustrates the connections among physical geography, economics, and government

Excellent

Successfully and accurately connects the physical geography, economics, and government
Good

Lacks some detail that connects the physical geography, economics, and government
Fair

Missing a few details to connect physical geography, economics, and government
Poor

An attempt was made to connect the physical geography, economics, and government



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