Description: This project is focused on learning mla formatting while determining how Greek mythology appears in literature and how it is still prevalent in our culture today



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Mla Greek Mythology Research Poster Project
Description:

This project is focused on learning MLA formatting while determining how Greek mythology appears in literature and how it is still prevalent in our culture today. You will be presenting your findings about a Greek god/ goddess, creature or hero on a poster to the class as well as producing an MLA formatted works cited page.


Directions:

Your job is to research a Greek god/ goddess, creature or hero, create a poster based on the information you find during your research that details the myth surrounding that god or goddess and find three (or more) words or phrases that are derived from that god or goddess.


Quick Project Breakdown:

  1. Using your I-pad and the books provided, find at least 3 sources of information about your Greek god/ goddess, creature or hero. ***At least 1 must be a book source!

    1. Book sources

      1. Edith Hamilton’s Mythology

      2. Myth’s and Legends for Greece and Around the World

      3. Myths of the Greeks and Romans by Michael Grant

      4. The Illustrated Book of Myths

      5. Myths and Legends From Around the World

    2. Online sources

      1. Encyclopedia Mythica online encyclopedia

      2. Website of your choice:

        1. www.mythweb.com

        2. www.godchecker.com

        3. www.theoi.com

        4. www.hol.gr/Greece/ancgods.com

        5. www.desy.de/gna/interpedia/greek_myth

        6. www.maicar.com/GML/index.html

  2. Create a works cited entry for each (use the note sheets provided earlier!)

  3. Create an MLA formatted works cited page

  4. Take notes on each source

    1. Find at least 3 quotes (1 from each source) to use on your poster.

    2. Take notes on the following:

      1. Name of character

      2. Thorough background information about the character. (parents? siblings? married? Where is he/she from? Where does he/she live?)

      3. Special talents, skills, or traits (god of moon, strong, beautiful, ...)

      4. Weaknesses or areas that cause trouble for the character (love weakness, liar, etc)

  5. Create a poster to present your research to the class



My God/ Goddess/ creature/ Hero: __________________________________

My 3 derived words:



Poster Directions

Description:

This part of the project is focused on presenting your findings on a poster to the class in an effective and concise manner.


Directions:

Your job is to use your research to write a short speech (1-2 minutes!) in order to quickly present your god/goddess/hero/creature to the class. You must also create a poster that will accompany your speech.


Poster Guidelines:

  • Dimensions:

    • Standard poster board size (Approximately 22” X 28”)




  • MUST be:

  • Required Elements:

    • Your god/goddess/hero/creature’s name

      • Large enough to be seen across the room

    • A visual representation of your god/goddess/hero/creature

      • Can be a picture or a symbol

    • The 3 words derived from your god/goddess/hero/creature’s name

      • Large enough to be seen across the room

  • DO NOT include:

    • Paragraphs

      • Short captions are ok!

Presentation Directions

Description:

This part of the project is focused on presenting your findings orally to the class in an effective and concise manner.


Directions:

Your job is to use your research to write a short speech (1-2 minutes!) in order to quickly present your god/goddess/hero/creature to the class.


What to include in your presentation:

  • God/ goddess/ hero/ creature name

    • What are they god/goddess of OR what was their purpose

    • Brief family history

  • In your own words, retell a myth about your character

  • Words derived from him/her/it

  • Be prepared to answer a few questions about your character

YOU WILL NEED TO TURN IN A COPY OF YOUR SPEECH WITH YOUR WORKS CITED PAGE

Rubrics

Poster Rubric:

CATEGORY

12

10

8

6

Required Elements

The poster includes ALL required elements as well as ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

ALL required elements are included on the poster.

ALL BUT 1 of the required elements is included on the poster.

SEVERAL required elements were MISSING.

Graphics - Relevance

ALL graphics are related to the topic and ALL make it easier to understand.

ALL graphics are related to the topic and MOST make it easier to understand.

ALL graphics relate to the topic.

Graphics DO NOT relate to the topic.

Attractiveness

The poster is EXCEPTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE in terms of design, layout, and neatness.

The poster is ATTRACTIVE in terms of design, layout and neatness.

The poster is SOMEWHAT ATTRACTIVE though it may be a bit messy.

The poster is DISTRACTINGLY MESSY or VERY POORLY DESIGNED. It is NOT ATTRACTIVE.

Grammar/ Spelling

There are NO grammatical/ mechanical/ spelling mistakes on the poster.

There are 1-2 grammatical/ mechanical/ spelling mistakes on the poster.

There are 3-4 grammatical/mechanical mistakes on the poster.

There are MORE THAN 4 grammatical/ mechanical mistakes on the poster.

Works Cited Page

Works Cited page is typed in MLA format with no errors.

Works Cited page is typed but has errors in MLA formatting.

Works Cited page is typed but does NOT follow MLA format

Works Cited page is hand written.

Presentation Rubric:




11

9

7

5

Organization

Student presents information in LOGICAL, INTERESTING SEQUENCE which audience can follow.

Student presents information in LOGICAL SEQUENCE which audience can follow.

Audience has DIFFICULTY FOLLOWING presentation because student jumps around.

Audience CANNOT UNDERSTAND presentation because there is no sequence of information.

Content

Knowledge

Student DEMONSTRATES FULL KNOWLEDGE with explanations and elaboration.

Student is AT EASE WITH CONTENT, but FAILS TO ELABORATE.

Student is UNCOMFORTABLE WITH INFORMATION.

Student DOES NOT HAVE GRASP of information.

Mechanics

Presentation has NO grammatical errors.

Presentation has NO MORE THAN TWO misspellings.

Presentation had THREE grammatical errors.

Student's presentation had FOUR OR MORE grammatical errors.

Delivery

Student used a CLEAR VOICE AND CORRECT, PRECISE PRONUNCIATION of terms.

Student's VOICE IS CLEAR. Student PRONOUNCES MOST WORDS CORRECTLY.

Student INCORRECTLY PRONOUNCES TERMS. Audience members have DIFFICULTY HEARING PRESENTATION.

Student MUMBLES, INCORRECTLY PRONOUNCES TERMS, AND SPEAKS TOO QUIETLY.


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