Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Humanities: Sanctuary for Others Rubric

Sanctuary for Others Design Challenge
Single Point Rubric
Design a sanctuary for one of the following:
  • a character from the book that is not Melinda
  • a refugee, immigrant or asylum seeker
  • someone in our class with whom you do not have a close relationship (push yourself to stronger empathy)

Evidence of Exceeding the Standard (clever, insightful, unique, powerful, meaningful, professional)
What Meeting the Standard Looks Like
Evidence of Needs for Improvement (gaps, missing pieces or evidence, incomplete thoughts)
Prototype Quality (MEDIA)

I like how your prototype looks like a finished product that you can present to the class; I like how there are no obvious signs that you didn’t get it finished -- even though there may be ways in which you might improve it; I like that it shows evidence you understand how to use the media you chose to solve the problem in an effective way

Research and Connections (RESEARCH)

I like how your prototype clearly shows numerous accurate connections to your research (text, video, audio); I like how your explanations include page numbers/time stamps and quoted text as evidence to show that you really know what you are talking about; I like how you wrote or recorded your explanations; I like that you included an MLA formatted works cited page

Features & Intentions

I like how your sanctuary demonstrates numerous, dynamic features of a safe space for your user; I like how you explain your intentions for each feature of the sanctuary  fully whether in writing, audio or video


I like how your presentation was clear and easily understood; even if you weren’t working from a script, you seemed very well prepared and comfortable sharing the information about your tiny house;  you were able to field and answer questions asked about your tiny house


I like how any writing included is properly spelled and features proper use of any words on Commonly Mistaken Words 1


I like how you clearly show an understanding of your user’s needs and how to meet them; I like how you connect your ideas in your sanctuary to the needs of your user you were able to identify from your research


I like how you turned it in within 24 hours of the agreed upon due date

Design Challenge Checklist (And the DEEP Design Thinking Phases connected)
  1. Define Sanctuary and Identify Examples (DISCOVERY Phase)
    1. What are different forms sanctuary can take?
    2. How might it look?
  2. User and User Needs Identified (EMPATHY Phase)
    1. Necessary research (interviews, articles, novel) conducted
    2. Empathy maps completed
  3. Experiment with Sanctuary Features (EXPERIMENT Phase)
    1. Rapid fire prototyping
    2. Explore possibilities
    3. Create a working prototype linked to user needs
      1. 3-D or 2-D, using any materials/tools that serve your purpose
      2. Suggested: 2-D art, SketchUp, Minecraft, LEGO, cardboard, wood, photography
  4. Produce and Present Your Prototype (PRODUCE Phase)
    1. Deliver a presentation
    2. Subject your prototype to 4 Corners feedback
    3. Revise and reiterate your prototype

5. Written Reflection (WRITING - new rubric and criteria to come after presentations)

NOTE FOR BLOGGING!  Any and all of the work above can be posted on your blog to demonstrate your understanding of the various standards.

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