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|Name: |Date: | Graded Assignment Miner, Cowboy, or Farmer (100 points) |Score | | | 1. Imagine it is 1880. The Civil War has been over for 15 years. Economic conditions in the town you live in have deteriorated, and you are struggling to make ends meet. You decide to try your luck out west, where there is plenty of land and plenty of opportunity. Before leaving, you must decide what you will do out west—be a miner, a cowboy, or a farmer. Each presents its own opportunities and difficulties. Write an essay in which you: • Tell what you would be—a miner, cowboy, or farmer. • Describe the opportunities you would have. • Describe the difficulties you would face. • Explain why you chose as you did. Use the rubric on the following page to see how your teacher will score your essay. This graded assignment will be due in Lesson 4. Answer: |Your Score |___ of 100 | Rubric |Category |1 point |2 points |3 points |4 points |5 points |Score | |Content |The essay does not |The essay does not |The essay fulfills the|The essay fulfills the|The essay completely | | | |fulfill the |fulfill the |assignment, but |assignment. Content is|fulfills the | | | |assignment. Content is|assignment. Content is|content is not fully |developed and ideas |assignment. Content is| | | |not developed and |poorly developed and |developed and/or ideas|are clear. The essay, |well-developed and

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