Ancient Civilization Research Project due date: your civilization



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Ancient Civilizations Scrapbook Project





Ancient Civilization Research Project

DUE DATE: YOUR CIVILIZATION: __________________________
For this project, you will work in a group of 3 students. You will choose an ancient civilization (Rome, India, Greece, China, The Maya, The Inca, The Aztec, Nubia/Kush, and Mesopotamia, Egypt, or a civilization of your choosing that is CLEARED by the teacher. At the end of this packet is a rubric. Use this as your guideline for your project.
You will be responsible for the following categories: Attached are more specific questions to help guide your research.


  1. Religion (who did they worship? Where?)

  2. Geography (location, climate)

  3. Daily and Family Life (what roles did family members play? What did they do for fun? Occupations?)

  4. Social Structure (ex. classes, slaves, women, government, who ruled)

  5. Inventions

  6. Fashion (ex. Clothing, hairstyles, jewellery)

  7. Food (what foods did they eat?)

  8. Art & Architecture (buildings, construction, homes)

  9. Any other category that you feel is important to your civilization


For your project you should:

  1. Use a VARIETY OF SOURCES. For example, books, internet sites, magazines, and maps.

  2. Create a BIBLIOGRAPHY page. Must include: type of source, title of source, author and publishing year.

  3. Create a PROJECT PORTFOLIO – in this folder/binder you will compile your research notes, planning sheets, copies of your PowerPoint or Scrapbook pages and a self evaluation.

  4. MAKE A SCRAP BOOK/PowerPoint or choose a different project to compose with teacher approval – Use the scrapbook paper. You may choose to keep the full size or cut to a smaller size to fit in the standard page protectors.

  5. Summarize all your information in your OWN WORDS. RETELL the information that you have gathered on your topic. Underline all titles, dates, subtitles, and include pictures where possible. Include a map of the ancient civilization you are responsible for.

  6. Include a 1-2 paragraph WRITTEN COMPARISON of an ancient structure from your ancient civilization and a modern structure from today’s civilization (remember to include a photograph or drawing of each structure)

  7. Include a VISUAL DISPLAY: Within your scrapbook or PowerPoint, you must use graphs, timelines, diagrams, maps, pictures, illustrations, etc., that will help the reader and audience gain a visual understanding of the topic. Some people may want to include some 3-dimensional or 2-dimensional models, pictures, figurines or souvenirs that you may have created or collected for your project

  8. Be prepared for an ORAL PRESENTATION:

~include a large map of the ancient civilization you are responsible for

~remember to speak slowly, clearly, and use your visual aids and written report as aids

~remember tone and level of your voice, eye contact and facial expressions

~be prepared to answer questions from your classmates AFTER your presentation

~to be very effective, you may dress up in costume
INDIVIDUAL: 5 Paragraph Essay


  1. In this paper, you will write about the three aspects of your civilization you found most interesting – each topic will be 1 paragraph (for a total of 3 body paragraphs).

  • For example: I will choose to write about Egypt fashion, art and architecture as well as the daily life of a Pharaoh. Each topic will become 1 body paragraph.

  1. Include a BIBLIOGRAPHY and GLOSSARY page at the back of your written report - essay. You should include all NEW vocabulary words and their definitions on the glossary page.


SEE ATTACHED:

  1. PowerPoint Slide Template with your oral script notes

  2. Scrapbook Page Template example

  3. Project and Essay Rubrics


Scrapbook Planning Sheet Example

Title of Page

PICTURE


Caption ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Summary /Script for Presentation ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Caption ____________________________________________________________________

PICTURE


Ancient Civilization Project

Criteria

Level 4

Level 3

Level 2

Level 1

Inquiry / Research Skills

thorough evidence of analysis and interpretation of collected information

considerable evidence of analysis and interpretation of collected information

some evidence of analysis and interpretation of collected information

limited evidence of analysis and interpretation of collected information

Organization of Ideas

purpose or goal is conveyed with a high degree of clarity

purpose or goal is conveyed with considerable clarity

purpose or goal is conveyed with some clarity

purpose or goal is conveyed with limited clarity

Use of Language Conventions

used many different text types and conventions appropriate to the chosen style

used a variety of text types and conventions appropriate to the chosen styles

uses some varying text types and conventions appropriate to the chosen styles

used few text types and few conventions appropriate to the chosen style

Application of concepts and skills
How all facets interrelate

shows a thorough understanding of connections between the era chosen and the links between various attributes

shows considerable understanding of connections between the era chosen and the links between various attributes

shows some understanding of connections between the era chosen and the links between various attributes

shows limited understanding of connections between the era chosen and the links between various attributes

Communication of required knowledge – efficacy of display method (use of blocking, text selection, graphics, interactive components)

information gathered is communicated in the instructed format with a high degree of effectiveness

information gathered is communicated in the instructed format with considerable effectiveness

information gathered is communicated in the instructed format with some effectiveness

information is communicated with limited effectiveness

Presentation

uses all (or almost all) of the details and examples to explain the civilization during class conferencing

uses many of the details and examples to explain the civilization during class conferencing

uses some of the details and examples to explain the civilization during class conferencing

uses few of the details and examples to explain the civilization during class conferencing

Completeness

all components of the assignment were completed in an informative and fun manner

most components of the assignment were completed in an informative and fun manner

some components of the assignment were completed in an informative and fun manner

few components of the assignment were completed in an informative and fun manner


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