RUBRIC for grading museum report essay
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Works in museum that show power and authority in Mesopotamian and Egyptian art Clearly identified examples of images of power and authority in Mesopotamian and Egyptian art on view at the Met Museum. Identification missing, or unclear example of power and authority in Mesopotamian and Egyptian art. Unclear how one or more works show power and authority in Mesopotamian and Egyptian art. Missing identification. Examples found online or in the textbook only, and are not on display in the museum at this time.
Additional research is evident Additional research is evident, examples, references, an/or citations given regarding images of power and authority in Mesopotamian and Egyptian art. Additional research is weak, few references to power and authority in Mesopotamian and Egyptian art. Citations incomplete. Additional research is not evident, power and authority in Mesopotamian and Egyptian art is mentioned, but not discussed. Citations missing. Additional research is not evident, power and authority in Mesopotamian and Egyptian art is not addressed in essay, or only refers to one object.
Use of citations to defend position References, citations, or footnotes are used to refer to facts gathered from both textbooks and museum labels. References, citations, or footnotes are used to refer to facts gathered from only 1 textbook. Textbooks may have been used for research, citations missing. No evidence that textbooks were used for research, no citations in essay.

Essay question: Choose two specific images of power and authority, each produced in a different culture.  One must be on exhibit in the Egyptian galleries of the Met Museum, the other must be on exhibit in the Ancient Near Eastern galleries of the Met Museum.  Write an essay explaining how each work of art conveys that particular culture’s notion of power and authority. Compare the ideas of both cultures regarding how each conveys power and authority. Use citations from museum labels and both of your textbooks to support your explanation. link to mla citation within text
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