GMO Letter Project Rubric

Name:                                                                        Class:

Standards

Exceeds (4)

Meets (3)

Nearly Meets (2)

Beginning (1)

GMO 2

Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on the cost, safety, and possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts, and suggest meaningful changes. (ETS1-2&3.)

Includes all conditions of Proficient as well as the following:

❑ Recommend what actions should be taken to support your stance

❑  Discuss and defend your opinion regarding GMOs as a solution to worldwide food shortage (use your three identified factors from proficient)

❑   Quote and explain a scientific study to specifically support your conclusion about GMOs

 

❑ Analyze and explain opposing views using cited text.

Professionally written letter addressed to a local legislator that includes the following:

❑ Cite two specific examples of GMOs:

Explain how they are GMOs

Describe an advantage for each example (2 total)

Describe a disadvantage for each example (2 total)

 Propose whether or not GMOs are an appropriate solution to local or global food shortage using at least three of the following factors:    

Cultural and social

Cost

Environment

Safety

Ease of implementation (use)

  • Example: Genetically modified foods are an appropriate solution to food shortages because ….
  • Example: Genetically modified foods are not an appropriate solution to food shortages because....

❑  Include three appropriate MLA citations to support your conclusion (url codes do not count)

Use another student’s letter to complete the following:

❑ Decide if you agree or disagree with a classmate’s stance on use of GMOs as a solution to local or global food shortage on three of following factors:

Cultural and social

Cost

Environment

Safety

Ease of implementation (use)

❑ Explain why or you agree or disagree

Letter does not cite two specific accurate examples of GMOs.

Solution to local or global food shortage is not clear

Proposal provides only two  factors addressing GMO solutions to food shortages.

Letter is poorly constructed and does not have at least three MLA format supporting citations.

Letter does not include specific examples, and/or proposal  is missing solution.

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