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Ancient Greece Final Project

DUE BY DECEMBER 14th (I am leaving Sargent Park that day, MUST BE IN)

This project will give you a chance to display your understanding of a specific
topic in the Ancient Greece Unit.

Step One: Choose A Topic

The first thing you need to do is select one topic from the following list. Make
sure it is something that interests you. You might want to do a little bit of pre-
research to make sure that you are choosing the right topic for you.

Athens
Sparta
Government
Clothing & Fashion
Homes
Law
Jobs
Philosophy & Philosophers
Science & Technology
Class Structure
Religion
Mythology/Stories
War & Military
Olympics
Trade
Rise of ancient Greece
Decline of ancient Greece
Women
Food & Drink
Theater

*If there is a topic that you think would make a good research project that is not
listed here, come see me to check if it is all right to do.

Step Two: Project Elements

1) Introduction Paper - 3 marks

This portion of your assignment will introduce what your topic is and how it
relates to the unit of ancient Greece (1 mark), and why it is significant (1 mark).
Think of this as a large introduction paragraph into your research paper.
- 0.5 pages, double spaced, 12 pt arial or times new roman font.
- Correct spelling and punctuation will be taken into account. (1 mark)

2) T-Chart – 5 marks

This element will have you compare and contrast facts about your topic. 5 points
relating your topic to ancient Greece, and 5 points relating your topic to the
present day.

It should look something like this:

“Topic”
ex. Boats

Ancient Greece Modern Day


- 5 quality points. - 5 quality points.

ex-Ancient Greeks used ships called ex-Today there are more advanced
Triremes as warships. warships like battleships and aircraft
carriers.

- Each point is worth 0.5 marks.


- NO MORE THAN 7 points each side.
- Use the “Table” function in MS Word to make a neat table. If you
choose to hand draw the table, make sure you use a ruler and pen to
maximize neatness.

3) Profile of God or Goddess – 5 marks

In ancient Greece there was a god or goddess for almost everything. Your job will
be to tell me which ancient Greek god or goddess most closely reflects your topic.
You will have to provide a written rationale (explanation) and a visual
representation (drawing).

- Rationale: What are they the god of? (1 mark)


Brief story of the god. (1 mark)
Why the god or goddess relates to your topic. (1 mark)
*Not every topic has a god or goddess for it, so you will have
to explain why you think it is related.
- Drawing: Hand draw the god or goddess (2 marks)
-Neat, colored in pencil crayon, attention to detail, on
8.5”x11” white paper (standard size).

4) Visual Element – 6 marks

This element of the project will give you a chance to visually display some of the
things you learned about your topic.

- 3 Drawings relevant to your topic. (1.5 marks each)


o Neat, colored in pencil crayon, attention to detail. These pictures
can all be on one page, or you can put one per page. So long as
the pictures are follow the above specifications.
- Captions (0.5 marks each)
o Under each picture draw a small box. Within the box tell me
what the picture is of with a very brief description.

5) Written Report – 11 marks

This part of the project is where you are going to report and summarize all the
important information you learned about your topic while doing this project.
Should be between 1-2 pages, double-spaced, in 12 pt Arial or Times New Roman
font.
You will be graded on:
- The quality of your content and how you relate it to your topic, and the
evidence (examples) you provide to make your explanations clearer. (4
marks)
- Your writing mechanics. Proper spelling, grammar, punctuation. (3
marks)
- Your concluding paragraph should summarize your findings of the
whole project and mention how your topic is related to modern times. (2
marks)
- Your ability to organize your paper so it is logical, sequenced, and
displays your ideas and information clearly. (2 marks)
Marking Rubric for Written Report

1 2 3 4
Content Very little Some relevant Most points are All points are
relevant information, related to related to topic,
information. explanations topic, and are significance
could be significant to clearly
clearer. the topic, explained,
Clearly examples
explained given.
Mechanics Poor spelling, Minor spelling Little to no N/A
many grammar errors, few spelling errors,
errors, poor grammar good grammar,
punctuation. errors, minor excellent
punctuation punctuation.
errors.
Conclusion Paragraph Good N/A N/A
summarizes information in
your findings, paragraph that
but does not relates topic to
accurately modern day.
relate topic to Displays well
modern day. thought out
conclusion.
Organization Paper Paper has good N/A N/A
transitions and
a sense of
direction and
purpose.

Resources – These are just some websites that have quality information. You can
also use books from the public library.
Use any of the books that I have made available in class.
www.ancientgreece.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greece
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/
http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/
http://www.ancient-greece.org/resources/slides.html -just images
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ancientgreece/index.shtml

Detailed Topic List – These are just a few questions that will help get you started
on your research. Your project will be better if you ask and answer your own
questions as you go.

Athens – Where is Athens? What is it known for? Why were they significant in
Ancient Greece?

Sparta - Where is Sparta? What is it known for? Why were they significant in
Ancient Greece?

Government – How did the Greeks organize their government? What people were
significant? Were there different government systems within ancient Greece?

Clothing & Fashion – What did men, women, and slaves wear? Was there make-
up or jewelry? What was their clothing and accessories made of? What was
fashionable back then?

Homes – What were they made of? Were the houses of rich and poor different?
How? What did they furnish their homes with?

Law – How did they make laws? How did they judge criminals? How did they
decide? Where did they meet?

Jobs – What jobs were important in ancient Greece? What tasks did workers need
to do? What did their job produce? Did a person’s job tell something about their
social status?

Philosophy & Philosophers – Who were their most famous philosophers?


Summarize their most important teachings. Are their writings still around today?

Science & Technology – What advancement in science and technology happened


in ancient Greece? Who were the major figures? What were their discoveries?

Class Structure – How did Greek society organize themselves? Information about
rich, poor, slaves. What did status mean in ancient Greece? What were the
advantages or disadvantages to each group?

Religion - What spiritual beliefs did the ancient Greeks have? Who did they
believe in? How did they show their spirituality? (statues, temples, sacrifices,
prayers)

Mythology/Stories - What kind of stories did the Greeks read? What different
forms did ancient Greek stories take? What stories do we still know?
War & Military - What major military campaigns helped Greece distinguish itself
as a society? Were these wars won or lost? When did these wars occur and with
whom were they fought?

Olympics - For what reasons were the Olympics invented? What events were held?
Are any of those sports still played today? How do they differ today from ancient
Greece?

Trade – What did the ancient Greeks import? What did they export? Were all city-
states interested in trade? What are some of the effects of trade? What did they use
to transport goods? What regions/cities/countries did they trade with?

Rise of ancient Greece – What civilizations paved the way for ancient Greece?
What caused the ascension of Greek society? When did ancient Greece reach its
peak? Did the Greeks influence other societies?

Decline of ancient Greece – What caused ancient Greece to fade away as a


important and powerful society? Who came after them? Was their evidence of
ancient Greece after their decline?

Women – What roles did women have in Athens? In Sparta? What were their
responsibilities? What was their daily life like?

Food & Drink – What did ancient Greeks eat? What were the main items in their
diet? Were all these foods from Greece? What was a symposium? What happened
there, and why is it important?

Theater – Why did the Greeks invent theater? What plays were popular? What
function did the theater play in their society (what was the purpose)? Where were
the plays done? Were they funny, tragic, or satirical?