What explanations do these documents offer for the onset of the plague?. Instructions
Read the Black Death documents in Lualdi, Chapter 13 (pp. 254-259) and answer the following in 300-400 words:
What explanations do these documents offer for the onset of the plague? What do they suggest about the extent of Europeans’ understanding of disease and how it spreads?
Rubric Name: Summer Primary Source Response Rubric for Focus Questions – Fixed 2
1 pointSource Identification
The focus question answer demonstrates an understanding of the historical context of the assigned primary sources, and properly discusses the perspective of the authors and the authors’ motives for writing.
The focus question answer is slightly unclear about the historical context of the assigned sources. The answer briefly discusses the identity of the sources’ authors and their motive for writing.
The focus question answer either does not properly discuss the historical context of the assigned sources or does not properly identify the authors.
The focus question response neither discusses the historical context or the sources nor properly identifies the authors.
This response thinks critically about the focus question assignment and presents a detailed answer to all of the questions asked.
The response thinks critically about the focus question and answers all the questions asked, but the answers occasionally lack detail or neglect to fully develop an argument.
The focus question answer is not detailed enough or does not properly include a well-reasoned argument. It does not fully answer the questions asked.
This response completely lacks detail, does not answer the questions asked, or does not make any argument regarding the sources assigned.
Utilization of the Sources
The answer makes excellent use of the sources assigned by presenting ideas from the source in support the argument made. The answer makes proper use of references to or quotations of the source material. Answer makes interesting comparison between sources.
The answer referred to the assigned sources and used them to support the argument being made. Some references, however, may have lacked detail or did not adequately match the argument. A few interesting comparisons between the sources are made.
The response makes few references to the assigned sources. Instead of adequately supporting the argument with the sources, personal opinion is given and the argument is vague. Few specific comparisons are made between the sources.
The response does not reference the assigned sources and is overly vague. The answer shows no indication that the source was read and thought about in detail. No comparisons were made between the sources.
Effort and Punctuality
The answer demonstrates that an excellent effort was made to complete the assignment. The answer was also submitted on or before the official deadline.
The answer shows that an average amount of work was put toward completing the assignment. The answer was submitted on or not long after the deadline.
It is clear that very little effort went towards completing the assignment or the answer was submitted more than one day after the stipulated deadline.
Very little effort went towards completing the assignment or the answer was submitted more than two days after the official deadline.
The paper made its points clearly and the ideas in the paper followed an accurate and logical progression. The paper was written following proper grammatical conventions with very few or no errors in phrasing, syntax, spelling, or style.
The paper made many of its points clearly and the ideas in the paper followed a natural progression. Some of these ideas did not logically follow one another or were confusing to the reader, but the paper was mostly intelligible. The paper was written following proper grammatical conventions but there were a few errors in phrasing, syntax, spelling, or style that could have been fixed with extra editing.
The paper is unclear and the ideas do not follow a logical progression. Many sentences are awkwardly worded or garbled. Some of the information is presented haphazardly and the writing lacks a natural flow. The paper has a few too many errors in phrasing, syntax, spelling, or style
The paper is difficult to read as it is unorganized and scattered. The sentences are mostly unclear and the ideas do not follow a logical progression. Many sentences are awkwardly worded or garbled. Some of the information is presented haphazardly and the writing lacks a natural flow. The paper has a few too many errors in phrasing, syntax, spelling, or style.
Overall ScoreLevel 4
15 or moreLevel 3
11 or moreLevel 2
7 or moreLevel 1
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