There are many fascinating aspects to Rome and its culture. Each student is to select one of the items below to research and report on. The report is to be both visual and verbal.
- Visual – Create a visual aid/poster for your presentation. The poster must be at least the size of half a sheet of poster board (approximately 11” x 14” – you can use the other half for a project later or share it with a friend). The poster should have a colorful visual representation of the topic you have researched.
- Verbal – A verbal presentation will be given in front of the class. It should be 2-3 minutes long.
Below are some topics you may choose from. Only one person from each class may research a specific topic. The topics are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. You may select a topic that is not on the list with the teacher’s approval.
Roman people (citizens, slaves, senators…)
Living quarters (villa, apartment buildings)
Roman art (mosaics, sculptures)
Shopping (markets, stores…)
Children’s games & toys
Roman Soldier’s life
Topics must be selected by 29JUL09. Selection of topic will be a participation grade. Failure to select a topic by the assigned date or changing it after the date will result in a 0 for this specific grade (not the project as a whole).
Presentations must be complete and students ready to present on September 8. That will give us two weeks to include presentations within the regular course materials. If you wish to complete your project early and present prior to the due date, you may do so. Please let me know so that we may schedule a time for the presentation.
You must use three sources for research. List these sources on the back of your presentation board.
Notes may be listed on the back of the board to aid in your verbal presentation, or information written on the front of the board in a clear and clean manner. You may not read your information word for word. You are expected to know your topic and be able to discuss it with minimal use of notes/aids.
Selection of Topic – due __________ – participation grade
Completion – due _________ or before – homework grade
Presentation – completed on assigned date – project grade
See grading rubric on back
|25 points||20 points||15 points||10 points|
Visual – Creativity
Colorful, hand-drawn representations of topic
black & white hand drawn representations of topic
mix of hand-drawn and printed representations of topic
printed representations of topic only
Visual – Accuracy
Hand-drawings are clean, neat, and accurate – topic noted on board
Hand-drawings have a limited amount of smudges/distortions, yet remain accurate – topic noted on board
Hand-drawings are distorted and messy, and/or not accurate to the time period – topic noted on board
Topic is not noted on the board – drawings are accurate and placed well
Oral presentation is 2-3 minutes long – speaker is clear – speaker does not laugh while presenting
Oral presentation is 2-3 minutes long – speaker is clear – speaker stumbles through information – speaker laughs while presenting
Oral presentation is shorter or longer than 2-3 minutes – speaker laughs – speaker stumbles through information
Oral presentation is shorter or longer than 2-3 minutes – speaker is unsure of information to be shared – speaker interacts with the class inappropriately
Information provided is accurate/correct – 3 sources listed for information
Information provided has minor inaccuracies – 2 sources listed for information
Information provided has minor inaccuracies – some information is irrelevant to the topic – 1 source listed for information
Information provided has multiple inaccuracies – most information is irrelevant to the topic – no sources listed for information
Failure to meet the minimal requirements (10 point column) will result in a zero for that category.