Desegregation and Massive Resistance in Virginia

Culminating Assessment

Students will demonstrate knowledge of terms and events such as “separate but equal,” Massive Resistance, integration, segregation, and Brown v. Board of Education by creating a unique poster about the changes in Virginia during the 1900s. Students will focus on events and individuals that impacted Virginia during segregation and after desegregation. Students may work individually or in small groups. Projects will be shared in a poster fair.

Students will be assessed according to the following rubric.
Poster Rubric

  • Format, Neatness 4 3 2 1
    Name, date, and title are included
    Writing is neat and within the margins of the paper or chart
    Illustrations are carefully drawn or colored
    Care and attention were given to the project
  • Organization 4 3 2 1
    Focuses on central topic
    Organization method is easily understood
    Terms and ideas are placed in the correct locations
  • Composing 4 3 2 1
    Writing is clear and understandable
    Reader clearly understands the terms and ideas
    Includes a variety of phrases and descriptive words
  • Spelling, Usage, and Mechanics 4 3 2 1
    Key terms and ideas are spelled correctly
    Words are used in correct form
    Punctuation is used correctly
    Common words are spelled correctly