Refugees and Resources Rubric
Name: _________________________Grade: ________/30 Research Report: Refugees and Resources
IDEAS & DEVELOPMENT
5 The paper is clear, focused, and insightful. Relevant examples and details effectively support the main idea.
4 The paper generally maintains focus on the topic. Details appropriately support the main idea.
3 The paper has a recognizable topic, although development and support for the main idea may be uneven or inconsistent.
2 The paper lacks a clear topic. Support for the main idea is inadequate.
1 The paper lacks ideas, details, and purpose.
5 The organization enhances the main idea. The order, structure, and presentation of information effectively move the reader through the text.
4 The organizational structure supports the main idea and moves the reader through the text.
3 The paper has an organizational structure that helps move the reader through the text, although the structure may be uneven or inconsistent.
2 The paper lacks clear organizational structure. Ideas, details, or events are loosely strung together.
1 The paper has no discernible organization.
WORD CHOICE (Diction)
5 Words effectively convey the intended meaning in a specific and engaging way.
4 Words convey the intended meaning in a clear and appropriate way.
3 Words generally convey the intended meaning, but may lack energy and specificity.
2 Word choice is limited and may not convey the intended meaning.
1 Word choice does not convey the intended meaning.
SENTENCE FLUENCY (Syntax)
5 The writing has an effective rhythm. Sentences are well developed, with structural variety, including parallel structure, that supports the purpose.
4 The writing has appropriate sentence variety and structural clarity.
3 The writing is generally clear, but sentences may be mechanical or lack variety.
2 The writing demonstrates limited understanding of sentence structure.
1 The writing lacks appropriate sentence structure.
5 The writer’s voice is individual and engaging, demonstrating awareness of and respect for the audience and the purpose.
4 The writer’s voice is appropriate to the purpose and engages the audience.
3 The writer’s voice is generally clear but may not be fully engaged with the audience or purpose.
2 The writer’s voice is indifferent and unengaged with the audience and purpose.
1 The writer’s voice is not evident.
5 The writer uses conventions effectively to support meaning.
4 The writer uses conventions with few or no errors that distract or interfere with meaning.
3 The writer generally uses conventions appropriately, although at times errors are distracting and may interfere with meaning.
2 The writer consistently makes errors in conventions that distract the reader and interfere with meaning.
1 The writer lacks control of conventions.
Refugees and Resources: Research Chart
Refugees and Research: Analysis
Fundraising and Service Project Ideas
This type of fundraising involves collecting or soliciting donations from members of your community. Funds can be collected at community or school functions, outside of popular department or grocery stores, or door-to-door. Be aware that children should only do door-to-door fundraising while being accompanied by an adult. Caroling for donations is a great example of this type of event.
Variations: Hold a Penny Drive or a Penny War: To hold the competition, each class or team competes against all others. Each team has a jar in a central location labeled with the team name and the charity they are raising money for. The idea is to earn the most money for your class or grade. In a penny war, teams try to collect the most pennies, and silver coins count against their total. This creates a competition where other teams try to sabotage the other teams by adding silver coins or dollar bills to the competitors' jars. The value of the coins count against the total, so a quarter subtracts 25 points from a jar of pennies. You can have two winners: one winner is the team that has the most points and another winner collects the highest monetary value.
This event can be planned far in advance or it can be planned in the span of a few days. Solicitations and collections can also be executed multiple times. For example, solicitors can stand outside of a particular store every Saturday morning for a month.
Beware of signs prohibiting solicitation.
SALE OF GOODS AND SERVICES
This type of fundraising involves the sale of a good or service in exchange for a donation. Participants purchase items and their payment is treated as a donation to USA for UNHCR, as opposed to being treated as a profit for the organizer. This type of activity could prove successful for any type of host including individuals and groups.
Garage sale, car wash, selling a cookbook of favorite recipes, etc.
This depends entirely on the scope of the activity. With volunteers, this sort of activity requires minimal investment. However, you must account for funds devoted to advertising and signage for the event. If you plan to hold a car wash, you must consider how you will pay for the space or how you will approach a business owner and ask for the space to be donated. If you’re selling a cookbook, you must factor in the cost of having the cookbook printed. It is possible to get things like space or signage donated by businesses.
Planning should occur not less than 3 weeks in advance of the event.
Don’t underestimate the cost of advertising and promotion. For some service-related activities, advertising might be the only cost, but it will make or break the success of the event.
Make sure that you pay your expenses first, then donate the remainder to USA for UNHCR.
SERVICE PROJECT IDEAS
· Hold a collection drive for food or other materials like baby formula, diapers, or baby clothes, and donate the items to a local food pantry or to an organization that helps children globally.
· Make fleece baby blankets and deliver to a local shelter or donate to an international children’s relief organization.
· Identify a group of children in need in your local community (e.g., children may be in a shelter, hospital, or another difficult situation). Identify their needs, then collect and/or make necessary items for the children. Put the collected items in bags or backpacks and deliver to the children or organization.
· Collect used books to donate to a shelter or domestic abuse center.
· Draw a picture and/or write a story about what you have learned about refugees. Share your work with your families and the community. Ask them to support organizations that help children in need like USA for UNHCR, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages.