This assignment provides two modified primary source readings on the characteristics and reign of Alexander the Great. You can chose which handout would work best for your entire class or you can differentiate the content by providing individual students with the handout that best aligns with their reading level. This assessment allows students to make an evaluation of Alexander the Great's leadership in the form of an epitaph (a statement on a headstone). This epitaph includes a narrative describing the purpose of an epitaph, the format, a sample, and a common core learning standards rubric and headstone template. The rubric can also be used by the students for the purposes of self-assessment. Student self-assessment is a pivotal part of the Danielson framework for those teachers who work for a school district are using the Danielson framework for the purposes of teacher evaluation. This assignment is also great to engage visual, musical, and verbal-linguistic learners.
Page 1: Primary source handout modified to a middle school reading level with content vocabulary in bold and academic vocabulary underlined.
Page 2: Primary source handout modified to a high school reading level with content vocabulary in bold and academic vocabulary underlined.
Page 3: Description of the assignment along with a sample epitaph for Alexander the Great.
Page 4: Self-Assessment CCLS rubric
Page 5: Headstone Template