Homework

Instructions

 

1 For this assignment your group will create a presentation based on the explosion of societies and technology that occurred in the ancient world about 3000 - 1500 B.C.

We will do this by looking at some artifacts of those societies.

2 Each group will create a presentation - about 10 minutes long or so - for the class based on your artifact. You will need to cover the following areas about your artifact.
  1. Describe the location and the artifact.
  2. How was it found? Are there any current discussions about it? If so, what?
  3. What theories exist about how it was created?
  4. What theories exist about why it was created?
  5. What theories exist about who created it?
  6. About when was it built?
  7. What efforts are being made today to learn more about it?
  8. Summarize what you have learned about its origins and original purpose.
3 Create a two paragraph summary of your presentation. Save it to the H Drive of one of your group members. Copy and paste the summary into an email to madcat@ida.net. Be sure to include the names of all group members in the email.

Remember that we tend to apply our present meanings and interpretations to ancient artifacts. Take care to look at the original meaning attached to the artifact.

You may look for sources as you see fit but these links will probably be handy:

Silbury Hill

http://www.stonehenge-avebury.net/aburysites.html

http://witcombe.sbc.edu/earthmysteries/EMSilbury.html

http://www.stonepages.com/england/silburyhill.html


Stonehenge

http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/stonehenge-landmark.htm

http://www.britannia.com/history/h7.html

http://www.britannia.com/history/h7.html

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/ancient/stonehenge.html

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/history-of-stonehenge.html


Seahenge

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Bronze+Age+origin+for+Seahenge.-a058497390

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/388988.stm

http://www.economicexpert.com/a/Seahenge.htm

http://www.druidry.org/obod/news/woodhenge.html


The Ice Man and His Equipment

http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/iceman.htm

http://www.cbv.ns.ca/marigold/history/iceman/iceman.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/icemummies/iceman.html


The  Dover Boat

http://www.dover.gov.uk/museum/bronze_age_boat.aspx

http://www.archaeology.co.uk/the-timeline-of-britain/the-dover-bronze-age-boat.htm

http://www2.rgzm.de/navis/home/..%5Cships%5Cship023%5CShip023.htm

 


Scoring Rubric
Here's how your presentation will be graded:

Presentation and Paragraphs
80 points

  • The presentation addresses all the questions.
  • Students are well prepared and demonstrate an understanding of their assigned artifact.
  • The paragraphs are well written.

70 points

  • The presentation lacks detail about one or two of the questions.
  • Students are well prepared.
  • The paragraphs are well written.

60 points

  • The presentation addresses only about half of the questions.
  • Students are poorly prepared and show a lack of understanding of their assigned artifact.
  • The paragraphs are poorly written.

Participation

40 points

  • Group member contributes to the work by researching, designing, writing, or participating.
  • They participate actively in the presentation.

30 points

  • Group member contributes intermittently but fails to engage in the majority of the work.
  • They participate in the presentation.

20 points

  • Group member does not participate in group work in an effective manner but participates in the presentation.

0 points

  • Group member does not participate in preparation or presentation.