Louis XVI

Rubric

To answer this question correctly, students must see both the strengths and weaknesses of Jefferson's memoir as evidence of the nature of Louis XVI's leadership.  For Question 1, students must explain that the memoir is useful because it provides Jefferson's first-hand account on Louis XVI's reign.  For Question 2, students must explain that the fact that Jefferson wrote the memoir decades after his time in France makes it less useful as evidence.

Level Description
Proficient

Question 1
Student explains that the memoir is useful evidence in that it offers a first-hand account of Louis XVI's leadership.

 

Question 2
Student explains that the memoir is less useful as evidence because Jefferson wrote it so many years after his time in France, which calls into question the memoir's factual accuracy.  

Emergent

Question 1
Student sees that the memoir provides some evidence of the nature of Louis XVI's reign, but makes assumptions that go beyond the warrants of the evidence or does not fully explain how the memoir could provide useful evidence.  

 

Question 2
Student sees that the memoir has limitations but provides an incomplete explanation about why the memoir is less useful as evidence.

Basic

Question 1
Student does not provide a relevant explanation for how the memoir could be useful as evidence.  

 

Question 2
Student does not identify or explain the limitations of the memoir as evidence.