Grade 8 – Greek Mythology

Friday, December 5, 2014 – Grade 8, World History I, Computer Lab   

Choose your three favorite gods from the list on this list:

Meet the Greek Godshttp://www.rickriordan.com/my-books/percy-jackson/explore-mythology/greek-gods.aspx

Write your gods here:   1.                         2.                                 3.

In your notebook draw a map of Hades based on the website below:

Map of Hades:  http://www.rickriordan.com/my-books/percy-jackson/explore-mythology/map-of-underworld.aspx

(This is homework if not completed in class! It must be turned in no later than Monday for full credit!)

Monday, December 8, 2014. Mythology Report, a 3 to 5 minute oral report that explains one of the Greek gods, be sure to include her/his origins, family relationships, responsibilities, strengths and weaknesses.

Monday, December 15, 2014. Iliad and Odyssey Lessons, this is a group project based on Homer’s writings that will include maps, explanations, dramatic interpretations, assessment, and any other appropriate learning experiences.

Monday, January 12, 2015. Greek Map Presentations. Each student will prepare a map related to some aspect of Greek history and be able to explain the map orally and in writing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Greek Leaders, this includes a written and oral report on a person of importance in Greek history, students need to request a person and have it approved by their teacher. Requests may be sent to: dcozart@discoveryschool.edu.hn

RUBRIC

Information- Greek Mythology

0 1 2 3
Origins Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
Familyrelationships Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
Responsibilities Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
Strengths Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.
Weaknesses Information is not present. Information is incomplete or inaccurate. Accurate, general information is given. Accurate, complete information is given.

Presentation Style

0 1 2 3
Organization of Presentation Failure to organize information impedes understanding of the topic Information is presented out of order Organization of information aids in understanding the topic. Organization of information aids in understanding the topic.
Visuals No pictures or graphics are included in the presentation. Pictures and graphics are included, but are off topic. Pictures and graphics aide in understanding the concepts presented, but are not explained in the presentation. Pictures and graphics aide in understanding the concepts presented and are explained and used in the presentation.
Speech Student is not involved in  presentation. Student’s speech distracts from understanding of the topic. Student speaks loudly and clearly, but does not demonstrate enthusiasm for topic. Student speaks loudly and clearly with an animated tone.
Posture Student is not involved in  presentation. Student’s posture distracts from understanding of the topic. Student stands straight with minor distracting body movements. Student stands straight and body movements aid in understanding of the topic.

Participation

0 1 2 3
Class time use for preparing the project Student is distracted and fails to work on the project in class. Student needs frequent reminders to stay on task. Student effectively uses classmate to complete the project, with only minor reminders to stay on task. Student effectively uses classmate to complete the project.
Attention Student does not take notes and is distracted during presentations. Student needs reminders to stay focused on the presentations, but does takes brief notes about each god. Student actively listens to other presentations and takes brief notes about each god. Student actively listens to other presentations and takes detailed notes about each god.

 

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