Revised and Updated JANUARY 2012:
Since there is often not enough time to go through all the varied cultural topics as a whole class, this project allows students to act as presenters/experts/teachers to their peers on one specific aspect of ancient Greek culture, This is my culminating student project on life in Greece during the Golden Age of Athens. The students will become an expert on one area of culture and teach what they have learned to the others! They also design, administer, and grade a quiz based on their presentation!....Included are:
1) very complete student directions with do's and don'ts of how to proceed and what they will be graded on.
2) a list of 25 cultural topics so each student can have their own individual focus. You may also have them work with a partner or group if you wish on this project.
3) a five-part rubric for scoring the finished project and oral presentation based on the five clear criteria that students are given at the start. The rubric will save you hours of grading time.
4) UPDATE JANUARY 2012: Students may ask "What information do I include in my project?" Here are three or more ideas of what to consider incorporating into a good project for fifteen of the twenty-five topics.
NOTE: There are ample opportunities to use both technology and fine arts talents in both the investigation of the topics and in the presentation of the finished product. My students recognize these opportunities and ask me for approval, which I always give. Some students even dress up as ancient Greeks when they present/teach the class.
I used this project format and grading guide for many years and it works very well.
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