Anarchism and the Haymarket Affair

Rubric

To answer this question correctly, students must first explain why this newspaper account alone does not provide conclusive evidence about the effects of the Haymarket Affair on anarchism in the United States.  They then must determine whether each of three documents could be used to corroborate the newspaper account.

Level Description
Proficient

Question 1: Student explains that the article alone may not accurately reflect the effect of the Haymarket Affair on the growth of anarchism in the United States.

 

Question 2:

a. Student rejects the source and explains that the source does not support the newspaper’s claims about the effect of the Haymarket Affair on anarchism in the United States.

 

b. Student explains the source would be useful for corroborating the newspaper’s account as it is timely and contains relevant information.

 

c. Student rejects the source because growth of labor union membership does not directly support claims about the growth of anarchism.

Emergent

Question 1: Student correctly notes that the article alone may not accurately reflect the effect of the Haymarket Affair on the growth of anarchism in the United States but does not provide a full explanation. 

 

Question 2

a.  Student rejects the speech but provides only a partial explanation of the problems of using it to support the newspaper's claims about the effect of the Haymarket Affair on anarchism in the United States. 

 

b. Student correctly notes that the editorial would support the Utah newspaper article's claims but provides only a partial explanation of why it does.

 

c. Student rejects the source but provides only a partial explanation of why.

 

Basic

Question 1: Student does not identify the limitations of using the newspaper article to draw conclusions about the effect of the Haymarket Affair on anarchism in the United States.

 

Question 2

a. Student does not reject the source or provides an unclear explanation.

 

b. Student rejects the source or provides an unclear explanation.

 

c. Student does not reject the source or provides an unclear explanation.