Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - Research Project with Rubric - This 10 page resource includes a research project for the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The resource requires students to complete research on one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World in relation to the history and significance and then to create a display to show their research.
The resource includes a student handout that details the expectations of the project and how it can best be completed. As well, it contains a list of 7 different ancient wonders that can be researched from the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Specific topics include: Great Pyramid of Giza, Lighthouse of Alexandria, Statue of Olympia, etc.
Next, the resource includes a research organizer for students (or small groups) to use when completing their research for one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It contains boxes with titles of information for students to complete before they begin creating their project.
As well, the resource includes a marking rubric for the teacher to use when assessing the completed projects. The rubric is also a powerful tool to provide to students as they complete their projects and for use with self-assessment or peer assessment.
Next, the resource includes a two page teacher guide that provides step-by-step instructions on how to carry out the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Research Project. As well, it details opportunities for differentiation, online research sources for students and how the project can be used to enhance collaboration among students.
The resource concludes with two assignments. First, the resource includes a mapping assignment in which students map each of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Next, the resource includes a writing assignment in which students choose one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as the most impressive or significant and argue their position.
This is an excellent tool when learning about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the specific ancient wonders associated with the time period. It is an excellent resource for having your students collaborate, research and showing their understanding in creative and innovative ways. It will make a great addition to any Ancient History unit of study!