The year is 500 B.C.E. and the Council of Elders, the governing body of Sparta, has required that your students, adult Spartan citizens, create a training guide for kids to study before they become Spartan adults. The purpose of the booklet is to inform young kids how to become successful Spartan adults. Your students will take on the perspective of a trained and experienced adult Spartan citizen.
Students will write about the following topics:
* History of Sparta
Included in the Product
• Direction sheets with requirements for the cover page, introduction, pages of content and appendix
• 15 pages of booklet templates
Skills gained from this assignment
(From Standards for History / Social Studies)
☺ Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events.
☺ Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose.
☺ Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
☺ Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
☺ Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
☺ Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone.
☺ Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
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