Ancient Greece Research Assignment
Guidelines and Requirements
You will select from a list of possible topics or choose an original topic related to Ancient Greece (must be approved by teacher). Every student from each section will have his/her own topic. No repeats!
Format - The research assignment is made up of 4 parts and each part will receive a separate grade:
Class Presentation with Slideshow
- Key words and paraphrasing written in bullet form - paper or digital document
Research Paper (5 paragraphs):
- Introduction: Includes background and general information about the topic and a thesis statement introducing your 3 content paragraphs.
- Content: 3 paragraphs about your topic each with a topic and concluding sentence
- Conclusion / Significance: Restate your thesis with mention of significance. Why is your topic important? How did it impact Greek life? Did it impact the modern world, if so, how?
Project: Must be Approved by Teacher
- Project (Model, digital or hand-made, Scroll or mini-book, Video demonstration, Game, Map model, Rap, Brochure, Newspaper, Newscast, etc. No poster-boards! )
Class Presentation with Slideshow
- Slideshow Presentation - Google Slides, Keynote, PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.
- Each slide will have bullets and an image - 7 slides
- 3 minute presentation to class (introduction, 3 topics, conclusion, project)
You are required to use 5 sources for your research paper (they will be listed on your Works Cited page)
- Print - book or magazine (from the public or SD library) - at least one
- Online - Use Ancient Greece links on the library's Ancient Civilizations page) - at least one
- Video - Discovery Education video streaming source (limit to one source, use Ed1Stop link on library homepage. UN: domenico PW: library)
Note: Random Google searches are discouraged….first try to use the provided links. Wikipedia may not be used as a source on your Works Cited page
Citing your Sources
You are required to keep track of your sources (content and images) and include a Works Cited page. We will work on this in class, but be sure to keep track of your sources as you do your research. We will complete your Works Cited page in class. Works Cited/Bibliography Link.
April 4/5: Ancient Greece Research Assignment introduced
April 18/19 (6-1): Research topic "drawing"
April 18-24: Research and take notes in class and at home
April 20 (6-3)/21: Project idea turned in
April 24: Slideshow tutorial (Mr. Fletcher)
April 25/26 (6-1): Research notes due
May 1-5: Write paragraphs and complete Works Cited page in class
May 4 (6-3)/5: Research paper due
May 8: Projects due
May 8-11: Class Presentations
May 11 (6-3)/12: Greek Symposium
List of Possible Topics
- Farming and Food in Ancient Greece
- Greek Arts
- Greek Architecture
- Greek Warfare and Weapons
- Greco-Persian Wars
- Peloponnesian War
- Greek Myths
- Greek Gods and Goddesses
- Daily Life in Ancient Greece
- The Greek Games - Panathenaic and Olympic Games
- Science and Medicine in Ancient Greece
- Influence of Ancient Greece on the Modern World
- Greek Philosophers
- Classic Themes from the Odyssey
- Sparta and Athens
- Democracy in Athens
- Early Greek Civilization The Mycenaeans and Minoans
- Alexander the Great and Greek Expansion
- Greek Festivals
- Greek Religion
- Greek Education
- Women in Ancient Greece
- Children in Ancient Greece
- Greek Travel and Trade
- Aesthetics and Beauty
- Greek Theater
- Greek City States
Ancient Greece Research Assignment Rubrics
Written Paragraphs ____/40
Notes are recorded and organized in the correct cells using bullets & paraphrased short phrases. They are turned in on time.
Notes are mostly
Notes are recorded, but do not follow the format. They are
Paragraphs somewhat reflect the required format. They are turned in on time.
Paragraphs are incomplete and/or late.
Quality of Information
Information mostly relates to main topic and sub- topics. It includes some supporting details and/or examples.
Information some- what relates to the main topic and subtopics. Few details and/or examples are
Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic.
All required sources have been used and are accurately
All required sources have been used and are mostly documented in the required format.
Most required sources have been used and are somewhat
Some sources included but not accurately formatted.
The project reflects the research topic
The project mostly reflects the research topic and has been
The project somewhat reflects the research topic.
The project is incomplete and was not approved by the teacher.
Design / Appearance
The project is well-designed, complete and shows great effort.
The project is well-designed and shows some effort.
The project is acceptable, but doesn’t show much design or effort.
The project shows little design or effort.
Student seems mostly prepared but needed more rehearsal.
Student is somewhat prepared.
Student is unprepared to present.
Posture and Eye Contact
Stands up straight, looks relaxed and
Stands up straight and makes eye contact with everyone in the room during the presentation.
Sometimes stands up straight and makes some eye contact.
Slouches and/or does not look at people during the presentation.
Presentation slides are complete with visual. Bullets reflect key speaking points.
Presentation slides are mostly complete with visual and bullet points.
Most slides have a visual and some information.
The slides are incomplete.
The content represents the information from the corresponding paragraphs.
The content mostly represents the information from the paragraphs.
The content somewhat represents the information from the paragraph.
The content is incomplete.
Listens to Other Presen- tations
Listens intently. Does not make distracting noises or movements.
Listens intently but makes one or two distracting noises or movements.
Sometimes does not appear to be listening but is not distracting.
Does not appear to be listening and distracts others.