This cross-curricular performance task that focuses Athens and Sparta can be used in any ELA or Social Studies classroom. It contains three scaffolded tasks that students will be responsible for completing. In addition, this product also includes links to research materials and teacher models that show clear performance expectations for students.
Task #1- Students will use a graphic organizer to gather research about both city-states during this first task (There is a set of clear criteria included for this task).
Task #2- Students will evaluate their research from Task #1 to create a writing response that explains which city-state they would want to join (There is a teacher model and clear criteria for this writing task).
Task #3- Students will create either a Powerpoint presentation or travel brochure aimed at persuading others to join the city-state that they selected in Task #2 (There are two teacher models and clear criteria for both projects).
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Created by Stephanie Harpole, The Creative Classroom © 2013
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