Legacy of Ancient Greece Alternative Assessment standards: 6S a



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Legacy of Ancient Greece
Alternative Assessment

STANDARDS:

6SS3.a: Discuss the connections between geography and the development of city-states in the region of the Aegean Sea and patterns of trade and commerce among Greek city-states and within the wider Mediterranean region.
6SS3.b: Identify the transition from tyranny and oligarchy to early democratic forms of government and back to dictatorship in ancient Greece, including the significance of the invention of the ideas of citizenship.
6SS3.c: Explain the key differences between Athenian, or direct, democracy and representative democracy.
6SS3.d: Examine the significance of Greek mythology to the everyday life of people in the region and how Greek literature continues to permeate our literature and language today, drawing from Greek mythology and epics, such as Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, and from Aesop’s Fables.
6SS3.f: Compare and contrast life in Athens and Sparta, with emphasis on their roles in the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars.
6SS3.g: Trace the rise of Alexander the Great and the spread of Greek culture eastward and into Egypt.
6SS3.h: Describe the enduring contributions of important Greek figures in the arts and sciences.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Students can explain the enduring impacts of Ancient Greece on later civilizations.

INTRODUCTION:
Ancient Greece has left a lasting impact on other civilizations and our modern world.   This project will allow you to look more deeply at some aspect of ancient Greece and analyze its influence.



TASK: 
Working in a group of no more than 3, or alone if you choose, choose one topic from ancient Greece to teach the class about.  This will include 2 parts. 

PROCESS:

Step 1 - Choose a topic you are interested in learning more about:

  • Medicine

  • Language

  • Entertainment (Theater, Games, Olympics, etc.)                                 

  • Religion and Mythology                                                      

  • Architecture and Engineering

  • Government    

  • Philosophy

  • See Mr. Hoff for Additional Topic Proposals

Step 2 - Decide what format you will use for your project:

  • Online presentation (Google, Prezi, etc.)

  • Website (Weebly, etc.)

  • Poster

  • Brochure

  • Booklet

  • Paper

  • See Mr. Hoff for Additional Format Proposals

Step 3 - Begin researching information for your project:  

Part 1.  Your topic's importance to Ancient Greece: 



  • Provide detailed information about your topic in the time of ancient Greece.   

  • Include pictures, illustrations, or examples that show this topic in use in  ancient Greece.

  • Connect this topic to important people or events that occurred in ancient Greece.  

Part 2.  Your topic and its connection to the world today:

  • Explain how your topic in Ancient Greece influenced or improved things for another civilization or for the world today.  Example:  If you topic is medicine.  How did the medical advancements and knowledge discovered in ancient Greece improve medicine for other civilizations? Be sure to give examples.  

  • Questions you should be answering in your project about your topic:  

    • How has your topic influenced the way people live today?  

    • In what ways has your topic evolved or changed from what it was in ancient Greece?  

  • Give specific examples of this topic and its use or influence on us today.

Step 4 - Put your final project together:
Now you must put your information together in project format.  It is up to you how you do it.  We will be working on this project for three class periods so I expect excellence and effort.   You must clearly demonstrate that you used class time wisely and worked to your full potential to do well. This project will be presented to the class so you want to make sure your information is clear and easy to understand

EVALUATION/SCORING RUBRIC:
This project will be graded based on the following criteria:

_____ (40 points) – Information given on the chosen topic and its importance and relevance in Ancient Greece. Detail provided about how the Greeks used/practiced this topic.

_____ (40 points) – Information given on the connection between this topic and today's world.  Details provided about influence of ancient Greece, changes since ancient Greece and importance today.    

_____ (10 points) – Project is put together neatly and creatively with little to no spelling or grammatical errors.  

_____ (5 points) – All sources are listed using MLA citations. Easybib.com is an excellent resource.

_____ (5 points) – Project is presented to the class in a 2-5 min presentation.  Presenter/s are informative and clear.  

_____ Total Points (Out of 100 points)

RESOURCES:
Below are some websites to begin your search for information.  You may do your own Google search as well, but remember not to use sites such as Wikipedia, Answers.com, etc.
Legacy of Greek (various topics):

http://mitchellteachers.org/WorldHistory/AncientGreece/RecognizingAncientGreekAchievementsintheModernWorld.htm  

http://anonemuss.hubpages.com/hub/Greek-Influences-today

http://www.leadershipclassics.org/AncientGreekCulture&Civilization.html

http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/ancient-greeks-impact-western-society  

http://www.historyrocket.com/Ancient-Greece/Ancient-Greece-Influence-On-America.html  

http://www.ancientgreece.com/essay/v/greek_achievements/  

http://www.mindmeister.com/30587774/the-impact-of-ancient-greece-on-the-modern-world  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_4x0YpGs8w&safe=active  

http://roadtickle.com/things-we-use-that-the-ancient-greeks-invented/  

http://www.slideshare.net/cam7594/legacies-of-ancient-greece2  

Medicine:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/greek/index.html

http://www.plant-medicine.com/community/learning/greeks/hippocrates.htm

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/info/medicine/ancient-greek-medicine

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/medicine_and_ancient_greece.htm



Entertainment:

http://www.mylearning.org/ancient-greeks-everyday-life-beliefs-and-myths/p-3523/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDaBOk7x5p0&safe=active  

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/greeks/greek_olympics_01.shtml  



Language:

http://www.greek-language.com/History.html

http://www.garretwilson.com/essays/languages/en/englishgreek.html

Religion and Mythology:

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/grlg/hd_grlg.htm

http://gmythology.blogspot.com/2008/12/greek-holidays.html

http://www.reference.com/motif/history/ancient-greece-religious-festival-celebrations

http://www.lawndalehs.org/apps/download/2/213tHM9CcfqO8kTD1bnMYwYlQzfHnHZEflsPXJu0dJh4h0ef.pdf/Impact%20of%20Greek%20Mythology%20on%20Western%20Culture%20Gr%209.pdf

http://www.teenink.com/nonfiction/academic/article/435069/The-Value-Viability-and-Relevance-of-Greek-Mythology-in-Todays-Society/



Architecture and Engineering:

http://www.essential-humanities.net/western-art/architecture/greek/

http://www.ehow.com/about_5206605_influence-ancient-greek-architecture.html

http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Influence-of-Ancient-Greek-Architecture

http://www.e-telescope.gr/en/history/archaeology/ancient-greek-technology 

Government:

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/government/

http://www.dsusd.k12.ca.us/users/scottsh/Sources%20of%20Ideas%20That%20Shaped%20the%20American%20Plan%20of%20Government.htm

http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/greekfeatures/a/democracyriseof.htm

http://www.ushistory.org/gov/2.asp

Philosophy:

http://www.mrdowling.com/701-philosophy.html



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