Basic Core Competence


Expanded Core Excellence


1.                                    1.  Has acceptable thesis.                                          1


3.                             (addresses the global issues and

4.                              the time period(s) specified.)


2. Addresses all parts of the question,                      2

though not necessarily evenly or thoroughly.   


(addresses most parts of the question,                    (1)

for example, addresses

change but not continuity)                                   


3.  Substantiates thesis with                                      2

appropriate historical evidence.      


(partially substantiates thesis with                          (1)

appropriate historical evidence.) 


4.  Uses relevant world historical                             1

context effectively to explain

continuity and change over time.             


5.  Analyzes the process of continuity                      1

and change over time.                        

Expands beyond basic core of 1-7                          0-2

points.  The basic core of 7

must be achieved before a student

can earn expanded core points.                                      



  • Has clear, analytical, and comprehensive thesis.


  • Analyzes all issues of question (as relevant): global context, chronology, causation, change, continuity, effects, content.


  • Provides ample historical evidence to substantiate thesis.


  • Provides links with relevant ideas, events, trends in an innovative way.

Subtotal                                                                    7

Subtotal                                                               2


  Total    9