Ancient Greece Newspaper grasps: Goal



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Ancient Greece Newspaper
GRASPS:
Goal: Students will gain an understanding of the key events that took place in Ancient Greece as well as gain an understanding of the culture in which the events occurred.
Role: You and your partner(s) are Athenian newspaper journalists.
Audience: Citizens of Ancient Greece
Situation: You and your partner(s) have been assigned to research current events and interview witnesses for an upcoming printing of your Greek city-state’s newspaper.
Performance: Students in pairs will create historical newspapers which have these components: *See website for a complete list!*

1. Main News Story-> report of a major event that happened.



Pericles becomes popular in Athens, Athens goes to War with Sparta

(Peloponnesian Wars), Socrates Put on Trial (famous philosopher), The Parthenon is

Built, Alexander the Great Spreads Greek Culture, The Trial of Socrates, Plato,

Aristotle, Contributions of the Greeks

2. Letter to the Editor-> written by an Athenian man or woman showing

their point of view about an event.

Can be about any above event. Research the event and then tell your opinion about

the event. (Does not have to be the same event as your Main News Story.)

3. Sports Section-> reporting of events such as an Olympic game.

Background to the Greek Olympics- who participated, where, what games were

included, famous Greek athletes



or

Entertainment Section-> evaluation of a musical or theatrical

presentation or religious festival or an announcement for an upcoming

entertainment event.

The Panathenaic Festivals, Greek Dance, Greek Music, Greek Theater, religious

festivals
4. Want Ads or Advertisements of ancient Greek objects-> giving a

picture or description, price, and using persuasion techniques. At least 2.

Clothing, jewelry, drama masks, armor, weapons, trireme, pottery, etc.

Extra Credit

Optional sections: Telling of the Future through oracles or other means

of prophecy, Weather Report, Obituaries, Comics, Gossip or Advice Column


Standards: See Rubric

Ancient Greece Newspaper Rubric




30-25

24-19

18-13

13-0

Content- Accuracy

All facts in the Newspaper are accurate. Includes a Main News Story, Letter to Editor, Sports or Entertainment section, and Advertisements.

99-90% of the facts in the Newspaper are accurate.

Missing 1 story.



89-80% of the facts in the Newspaper are accurate. Missing 2-3 stories.

Fewer than 80% of the facts in the Newspaper are accurate. Missing 4 or more stories.




20

19-15

14-9

8-0

News Stories: Purpose and Interest

90-100% of the articles establish a clear purpose in the lead paragraph and demonstrate a clear understanding of the topic.
The articles contain facts, figures, and/or word choices that make the articles exceptionally interesting to readers. The details in the articles are clear, effective, and vivid 80-100% of the time.

85-89% of the articles establish a clear purpose in the lead paragraph and demonstrate a clear understanding of the topic.
The articles contain facts, figures, and/or word choices that make the articles interesting to readers. The details in the articles are clear and pertinent 90-100% of the time.

75-84% of the articles establish a clear purpose in the lead paragraph and demonstrate a clear understanding of the topic.
The article contains some facts or figures but is marginally interesting to read. The details in the articles are clear and pertinent 75-89% of the time.

Less than 75% of the articles establish a clear purpose in the lead paragraph and demonstrate a clear understanding of the topic.
The article does not contain facts or figures that might make it interesting to read. The details in more than 25% of the articles are neither clear nor pertinent.

Writing Mechanics

Student uses correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling throughout t 100-95%.

Student uses correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling throughout 94-80%.

Student uses correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling throughout 80-65%.

Student uses correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling throughout 64-0%.




10

9-7

6-4

3-0

Pictures

Includes at least 5 pictures and are clearly related to the articles they accompany. Can be drawn or printed. But must be in color.

Graphics are in focus and are clearly related to the articles they accompany.

80-100% of the graphics are clearly related to the articles they accompany.

More than 20% of the graphics are not clearly related to the articles OR no graphics were used.

Layout - Headlines & Captions

All articles have headlines that capture the reader's attention and accurately describe the content. All graphics have captions that adequately describe the people and action in the graphic.
The name of the newspaper is centered and is in a font that makes it stand out from other content. The date and edition of the newspaper appear below the name in a smaller font.

All articles have headlines that accurately describe the content. All articles have a byline. All graphics have captions.
The name of the newspaper is in a font that makes it stand out from other content. The date and edition of the newspaper appear below the name in a smaller font.

Most articles have headlines that accurately describe the content. All articles have a byline. Most graphics have captions.
The name of the newspaper is in a font that makes it stand out from other content. Either the date or the edition number of the newspaper appears below the name in a smaller font.

Articles are missing bylines OR many articles do not have adequate headlines OR many graphics do not have captions.
The name of the newspaper does not stand out OR both the name and edition of the newspaper are missing on one or more pages.

Cite Your Sources

At least 2 sources you used are cited using the proper format.

2 sources are cited but the format is inaccurate.

1 source was cited.

0 sources were cited.


Total: ____ = % Comments:

100

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