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1 How much of the Greek culture is portrayed in classical Greek drama? A WebQuest for 12 th grade AP English students Designed by K. Derry IntroductionIntroduction I Task I Process I Resources I Evaluation I Conclusion I Teachers I CreditsTaskProcessResourcesEvaluationConclusionTeachers Credits

2 Introduction Classical Greece was a 200 year period in Greek culture lasting from the 5th through 4th centuries BC. This classical period had a powerful influence on the Roman Empire and greatly influenced the foundation of Western civilizations. Drama in classical Greece is associated with religious and community values as well as entertainment (plays celebrated their civilization). The current President of Greece, Karolos Papoulis, has requested that the citizens of Athens (that’s you) explore the culture of what is now known as “classical” Greece. You will work in groups of two and report your findings during the 2 nd half of class on Tuesday, November 15 th (3 rd block will report their findings on Wednesday, November 16 th ). The President would like to know the history of his culture because it provides guidelines for understanding the thoughts and actions in the culture’s present day affairs. IntroductionIntroduction I Task I Process I Resources I Evaluation I Conclusion I Teachers I CreditsTaskProcessResourcesEvaluationConclusionTeachers Credits

3 Task Your team will conduct research on one area of focus. Use the guidance questions and provided links to assist in the research. Your findings will be reported to the class as a persuasive speech that will be given to the President. Your findings will analyze the significance of the topic in the ancient time period, as well as its lasting effect on the world around us. Your team must also submit a PowerPoint to the teacher. IntroductionIntroduction I Task I Process I Resources I Evaluation I Conclusion I Teachers I CreditsTaskProcessResourcesEvaluationConclusionTeachers Credits

4 Process Students will be assigned to a team by the teacher Use the guidance questions and links to assist in the research process or formulate your own questions to answer. Click here for questions. Click here for suggested Web sites. More WebsitesClick here for questionsClick here for suggested Web sites. More Websites Prepare and present an 8-10 minute persuasive speech to the President using your PowerPoint to highlight key points of your speech Create a 12 slide PowerPoint presentation as a team. Click here for important tips. Your works cited page should be the last page of your PowerPoint. Be sure to have a title page. So, now you are down to a 10 slide presentation! Click here for important tips. IntroductionIntroduction I Task I Process I Resources I Evaluation I Conclusion I Teachers I CreditsTaskProcessResourcesEvaluationConclusionTeachers Credits

5 Evaluation IntroductionIntroduction I Task I Process I Resources I Evaluation I Conclusion I Teachers I CreditsTaskProcessResourcesEvaluationConclusionTeachers Credits Your Score Excellent (8-10)Acceptable (5-7)Unacceptable or Needs Improvement (0-4) Quality of Information 20% of grade X 2 Information clearly relates to the main topic. It includes several supporting details and/or examples. Information clearly relates to the main topic. It provides 1-2 supporting details and/or examples. Information has little or nothing to do with the topic or information clearly relates to the main topic; no details and/or examples are given. Spelling and Grammar 10% of grade Spelling and grammar are correct and show achievement of grade level skills. Spelling and grammar are mostly correct. There are numerous spelling and grammar errors. These errors interfere with understanding the presentation. Guidance Questions 20% of grade X 2 At least eight questions have been answered. There is no cutting and pasting. Six to seven guidance questions have been answered. There is no cutting and pasting. Less than six guidance questions have been answered or there is cutting and pasting. PowerPoint 20% of grade X 2 The PowerPoint contains at least 12 slides illustrating key points following presentation guidelines. The PowerPoint contains 8-11 slides illustrating key points following presentation guidelines. The PowerPoint contains less than 8 slides and/or does not follow presentation guidelines. Oral Presentation 20% of grade X 2 Students present information in a logical, interesting 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. Works Cited 10% of grade Students cited all sources in MLA format at end of PPT and at least five varied sources were used. Students cited all sources in MLA format and 3-4 sources were cited. Less than 3 sources were cited and/or sources not cited in MLA format. Your Total Score /100

6 Conclusion Your research should be completed within your team/partnership. The PowerPoint should contain at least 12 slides outlining your key findings. Your group’s presentation must follow this format: Introduction Findings Conclusion When you give your presentation, you may choose to act as though you are delivering your findings to the President. If you choose to do this, keep these questions in mind: How should your speech sound? What tone should you use? What gestures should you make? How should you address the President? IntroductionIntroduction I Task I Process I Resources I Evaluation I Conclusion I Teachers I CreditsTaskProcessResourcesEvaluationConclusionTeachers Credits

7 Resources General Websites Classics Technology Center glossary Utah State University, Professor Mark Damen, History Department Theatre History Euripides: Sophocles: Aeschylus: Euripedes: Tragedy the Basics: Ancient Greek Theater: Greek Tragedy: Ancient Greek Theater: Greek plays and playwrights: IntroductionIntroduction I Task I Process I Resources I Evaluation I Conclusion I Teachers I CreditsTaskProcessResourcesEvaluationConclusionTeachers Credits

8 More Websites Wars Stanford (Trojan War): Stanford (Trojan War): University Press: University Press: Britannica Online Encyclopedia: Britannica Online Encyclopedia: Mythology & Religion About.com (Greek War god): About.com (Greek War god): Dionysus Festivals cture/GreekBuilding/Theater.htm cture/GreekBuilding/Theater.htm cture/GreekBuilding/Theater.htm cture/GreekBuilding/Theater.htm Aristotle


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