This project offers an excellent opportunity to assess a student's critical thinking skills based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.  A successful work product (12 points) would include the following.

1.      The student team demonstrates knowledge and comprehension level understanding of their topic by stating the basic facts of who, what, when, and where, as well as the conflicts and issues involved. (4 points)

2.      The student team demonstrates the creative ability to apply, analyze, and synthesize the research information by using it in the digital story. (4 points)

3.      The student team demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate the research information through conclusions regarding the significance of their topic to the overall events of the Civil War. (4 points)

4.      Extra credit will be offered if the student team demonstrates improved proficiency with software and technologies that are new to them. (2 points)