Sample Task Set Louisiana Economy during the Antebellum

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Read and study the sources about the economy of Louisiana during the antebellum period As. you read the four sources think about the factors that influenced the economic growth of. agriculture and the port of New Orleans in Louisiana during the antebellum period After you. read the sources answer questions 1 5,Port City of New Orleans 1858. by Adrien Persac, This painting of the port of New Orleans in the 1850s shows many boats including steamships. traveling up and down the Mississippi River and docked at piers It also shows smoke rising from the. chimneys of buildings some of which housed manufacturing companies. Grade 8 Social Studies Sample Task Set Posted March 17 2016 Page 2. Sugar Production in Louisiana 1823 1854, This table shows amounts of sugar in hogsheads hhds that were produced in Louisiana between. 1823 and 1854 for domestic use and export A hogshead is a large barrel at least four feet high that. holds between 1 400 and 1 700 pounds of sugar, Grade 8 Social Studies Sample Task Set Posted March 17 2016 Page 3. Manufacturing in Louisiana Selected Parishes 1860, The table shows the major types of manufacturing in Louisiana in 1860 for parishes that had at least.
fourteen manufacturing establishments Only seven of the forty eight parishes in the state had. fourteen or more manufacturing establishments in 1860. Grade 8 Social Studies Sample Task Set Posted March 17 2016 Page 4. Value of Exports by Leading States 1800 1850,in Millions of Dollars. The table shows the monetary value in millions of dollars of exports from leading states between. 1800 and 1850, Grade 8 Social Studies Sample Task Set Posted March 17 2016 Page 5. Item 1 Multiple Choice, Based on Source 1 and Source 4 which statement best describes Louisiana s economy during the. antebellum period, A Louisiana s economy was focused on exporting manufactured goods. B Louisiana s agricultural products were rarely exported to other countries. C Louisiana had one of the largest railroad networks in the United States for the export of. D Louisiana had one of the most important ports in the United States for the export of goods. Item 2 Multiple Choice, Which statement describes the trend in sugar production shown in Source 2.
A It required a small workforce to support it, B It was intended to support the needs of local consumers. C It contributed to the growth of slavery in the state. D It had difficulty finding export markets, Grade 8 Social Studies Sample Task Set Posted March 17 2016 Page 6. Item 3 Multiple Choice, Based on Source 3 which statement best describes the role of manufacturing in Louisiana s. economy during the antebellum period, A Manufacturing was small and mainly supported the local markets. B Manufacturing was large and of more importance than the agricultural industry. C Manufacturing was small and concentrated on creating military equipment. D Manufacturing was large and focused on exports to international markets. Item 4 Multiple Select, Based on Source 1 Source 2 and Source 4 which statements describe the importance of New.
Orleans to the economy of Louisiana during the antebellum period. Select the two correct answers, A It was a small port that focused on developing a fishing industry. B It was a major port for exporting goods from the United States. C It supplied agricultural products to the people of Louisiana. D It was a leading manufacturing center in the state of Louisiana. E It supplied oil to the United States from its vibrant whaling industry. Grade 8 Social Studies Sample Task Set Posted March 17 2016 Page 7. Item 5 Extended Response, Based on the sources and your knowledge of social studies analyze the factors that influenced the. economic growth of agriculture and the port of New Orleans in Louisiana during the antebellum. As you write follow the directions below,Address all parts of the prompt. Include information and examples from your own knowledge of social studies. Use evidence from the sources to support your response. Follow the steps on the Checklist as you write your response. Grade 8 Social Studies Sample Task Set Posted March 17 2016 Page 8. The response should be scored holistically on its adherence to two dimensions Content and. Claims Each response should be given the score that corresponds to the set of bulleted descriptors. that best describes the response,Dimension Content. Score Description,The student s response, Reflects thorough knowledge of the factors that influenced the economic growth.
of agriculture and the port of New Orleans in Louisiana during the antebellum. period by incorporating ample focused factual information from prior knowledge. and the sources, Contains accurate understandings with no errors significant enough to detract. from the overall content of the response,Fully addresses all parts of the prompt. The student s response, Reflects general knowledge of the factors that influenced the economic growth of. agriculture and the port of New Orleans in Louisiana during the antebellum. period by incorporating adequate factual information from prior knowledge and. the sources, Contains mostly accurate understandings with minimal errors that do not. substantially detract from the overall content of the response. Addresses all parts of the prompt,The student s response.
Reflects limited knowledge of the factors that influenced the economic growth of. agriculture and the port of New Orleans in Louisiana during the antebellum. period by incorporating some factual information from prior knowledge and the. Contains some accurate understandings with a few errors that detract from the. overall content of the response,Addresses part of the prompt. The student s response, Reflects minimal knowledge of the factors that influenced the economic growth of. agriculture and the port of New Orleans in Louisiana during the antebellum. period by incorporating little or no factual information from prior knowledge and. the sources, Contains few accurate understandings with several errors that detract from the. overall content of the response,Minimally addresses part of the prompt. 0 The student s response is blank incorrect or does not address the prompt. Grade 8 Social Studies Sample Task Set Posted March 17 2016 Page 9. Dimension Claims,Score Description,The student s response.
Develops a valid claim that effectively expresses a solid understanding of the. 4 Thoroughly supports the claim with well chosen evidence from the sources. Provides a logically organized cohesive and in depth explanation of the. connections patterns and trends among ideas people events and or contexts. within or across time and place,The student s response. Develops a relevant claim that expresses a general understanding of the topic. 3 Supports the claim with sufficient evidence from the sources. Provides an organized explanation of the connections patterns and trends among. ideas people events and or contexts within or across time and place. The student s response, Presents an inadequate claim which expresses a limited understanding of the. 2 Includes insufficient support for the claim but does use some evidence from the. Provides a weak explanation of the connections patterns and trends among. ideas people events and or contexts within or across time and place. The student s response, Does not develop a claim but provides evidence that relates to the topic OR. 1 Develops a substantially flawed claim with little or no evidence from the sources. Provides a vague unclear or illogical explanation of the connections among ideas. people events and or contexts within or across time and place. 0 The student s response is blank incorrect or does not address the prompt. Grade 8 Social Studies Sample Task Set Posted March 17 2016 Page 10. Scoring Notes for Claims Rubric, A response that develops a valid claim expresses a solid understanding of the social studies topic. The response is supported by ample and well chosen evidence from the sources The explanation. is logical organized and cohesive as demonstrated by connections patterns or trends among. ideas people events and contexts within or across time and place A valid claim shows a deep. understanding of the complexity of social studies themes that is supported by convincing evidence. The analysis may include the ability to discuss cause and effect relationships analyze the importance. of and connection between source documents classify patterns of continuity and change evaluate. differing perspectives provide in depth interpretations of historical events etc. A response that develops a relevant claim expresses a general understanding of the social studies. topic The response is supported by sufficient evidence from the sources The explanation is. organized and includes connections patterns or trends among ideas people events and contexts. within or across time and place but fails to reach the valid level A relevant claim shows an accurate. understanding of social studies themes but is less complex and includes more generalized evidence. The explanation may identify cause and effect relationships describe patterns of continuity or. change recognize perspectives on a single topic or theme identify the importance of or connection. between source documents provide general interpretations of historical events etc. A response that includes an inadequate claim expresses a limited understanding of the social. studies topic and uses insufficient evidence from the sources to develop the claim The explanation. includes weak connections patterns or trends among ideas people events and contexts within or. across time and place An inadequate claim shows some understanding of social studies themes but. is limited in its analysis and evidence The explanation may include insufficient understanding of. cause and effect relationships little recognition of patterns of continuity or change limited knowledge. of perspectives on a single topic or theme misconceptions regarding the importance of or. connections between source documents limited interpretation of historical events etc. A response that develops a substantially flawed claim expresses little understanding of the social. studies topic The explanation if present may include vague or illogical connections patterns or. trends among ideas people events and contexts within or across time and place It fails to reach the. inadequate level for a variety of reasons For example the response may provide some evidence that. relates to the topic but is ineffective in supporting a claim if one is made. Grade 8 Social Studies Sample Task Set Posted March 17 2016 Page 11. Characteristics of a Strong Response, A strong response is logically organized into several paragraphs Any errors in spelling punctuation.
grammar or capitalization do not interfere with the ability of the reader to understand the ideas. A strong response may develop one or more lines of reasoning to support the claim Here are some. During the antebellum period the economy of Louisiana was primarily focused on agriculture. Foreign and domestic demand for products from Louisiana greatly influenced the economic. growth of agriculture in the state Significant amounts of sugar cotton and other agricultural. products were cultivated in Louisiana Like many other southern states Louisiana had a. suitable climate for growing crops such as cotton and sugar cane each of which were traded. domestically and exported to foreign markets For example cotton was sold with textile. manufacturers from the northeastern United States and Europe The port of New Orleans. experienced economic growth resulting from the exchange of agricultural products with. The economic growth of agriculture in Louisiana was influenced by the introduction of. technological innovations including the cotton gin and the vacuum pan evaporator for refining. sugar Inventions such as these increased efficiency and reduced production costs for certain. agricultural products Plantation owners in Louisiana increased their profits by investing in. these advancements and increasing the amount of cash crops In addition plantation owners. would have expanded their labor force by purchasing more enslaved workers many of whom. entered Louisiana at the port of New Orleans and were sold at auctions in nearby areas of the. The location of the port of New Orleans on the lower Mississippi River influenced its economic. growth during the antebellum period developing the port into a center for international trade. The Mississippi River and its tributaries connect several regions of the United States. Manufactured goods from the northeast and agricultural goods from the Midwest and South. were transported down the river to the port of New Orleans Situated near the mouth of the. Mississippi River and close to the Gulf of Mexico the port of New Orleans was an ideal location. for the export of these goods to Europe, Grade 8 Social Studies Sample Task Set Posted March 17 2016 Page 12. A strong response shows understanding of the topic by analyzing the required sources and including. well chosen evidence from the sources such as, The painting shows different types of ships on the Mississippi River and docked at the port of. New Orleans The sailing ships would have been used for international trade and the. steamships would have been used for river trade and for short distance trade The shipping. Grade 8 Social Studies Sample Task Set Posted March 17 2016 Page 2 Read and study the sources about the economy of Louisiana during the antebellum period As you read the four sources think about the factors that influenced the economic growth of agriculture and the port of New Orleans in Louisiana during the antebellum period After you

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