Ms. Cannistraci Entry Event: Legacy of Ancient Greece project To the students of Ms.

Cannistraci’s First Year Global Studies: The accomplishments and achievements of Ancient Greece are profound. The Greeks have impacted the world in many ways. Their civilization may have been conquered by Philip II of Macedonia but the legacy of the Greeks lives in many aspects of our society. Many are unaware of the legacy of Greek civilization. Our school is so close to Astoria, a predominantly Greek neighborhood. I need you to create graphic novel or a movie to illustrate to your peers the importance of the Greek legacy. You will be amazed at how the achievements and contributions of the Greeks have impacted your lives and the lives of so many others. You will present your findings to Bryant High School, as well as the world. We will post your graphic novel and movies on the class blog, my face book and twitter page and I urged you to post your work on your preferred social networking site. Thank you for your hard work in advance, Ms. Cannistraci

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Ms. Cannistraci Date:________ Graphic Novel or Movie Project: Ancient Greece

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How can we, as writer and filmmakers, create graphic novels and movies reflecting the major social, political, social and/ or religious developments of Ancient Greece?
You will work in groups. As a group you will plan and create a graphic novel based on the aspect of life in Ancient Greece you were assigned.

Topics: 1. Origin of Greek civilization and Contributions. Pages 123-126 will assist you as well as the links on the blog and wiki. 2. Comparison of Athens and Sparta. Pages 127-133 will assist you as well as the links on the blog and wiki. 3. Culture and Learning in Athens: Focus on Socrates and Aristotle Pages 134- 139 will assist you as well as the links on the blog and wiki. 4. Greek Contributions: Focus on Architecture, Olympics and Poetry

Page 130, 140, 141 and 150 will assist you as well as the links on the blog and the wiki. 5. Alexander the Great Pages 142-149 will assist you as well as the links on the blog and the wiki.

Steps to success 1. Read the documents your group was assigned. 2. Answer the questions to insure you have processed the information in the documents. I will grade your research and you will be given an individual grade for your research. 3. Write a journal reflecting the values the aspect of life in Ancient Greece your group was assigned. You will all write a journal on the bog as well as the wiki. 4. After your group members write a journal you should discuss the direction your movie will take. Questions to keep in mind: -What aspect or aspects of life in Ancient Greece does your group want to focus on? -What important ideas, politics, social and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions of Ancient Greece will drive your story? -How many different scenes will you need to tell your story? 5. After your group answers these questions and agree on the direction of your story you will all tell, you may begin your script for novel or movie. 6. Your graphic novel or movie had at least 10-12 images that were appropriate for the audience

the understanding of the aspect of life in Ancient Greece our group researched. You need to select copy right free photos or give credit to the website that hosted the photo. You can even use photos of yourself to drive your graphic novel or movie. Save the images directly to your class computer or to your wiki if you download them from home. 7. Your group will also be required to create a project tri-fold board. The board must have:
- A Great Tantalizing Title. - The Guided Question you created. We can have a mini lesson to help you with this. Your guided question must be specific to your project. Basically what question will your product answer?

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The entry event that led you to create the project. All of the Rubrics I have provided for you. The Project Calendar I gave you. Picture of all of you, YOU ARE THE STARS!!!!!!!!! The task list if you delegated specific work among the group. For example: Project Manager, Editor, Communication Technician, Creativity Director, and the Artistic Director Samples of the process you engaged in. For example: the draft of your script, the handouts you completed, the storyboard you made planning the graphic novel. Key vocabulary words

8. Your project board will help make your presentation more engaging and interesting. Review the project calendar for all due dates. Review the rubrics I have provided to help you achieve the standard on the project. The calendar and rubrics will be posted on the blog and the wiki

Note: I will be available 4th and 6th period in room 243 as well as after school if you need more time period to complete.

Ms. Cannistraci Date:______ Ancient Greece Essay Rubric and Essay STANDARD BELOW THE STANDARD 1 My essay did not evaluate the research I was given. As a result I poorly analyzed some the important ideas, politics, social and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions of Ancient Greece APPROACHING THE STANDARD 2 My essay evaluated the research I was given in a limited way. As a result I weakly analyzed some the important ideas, politics, social and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions of Ancient Greece. I only analyzed some of the values because my research focused on a specific aspect.

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Standard 2, Key Idea 1 70 Key Idea 1:The study of world history requires an understanding of world cultures and civilizations, including an analysis of important ideas, social and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions. This study also examines the human condition and the connections and interactions of people across time and space and the ways different people view the same event or issue from a variety of perspectives. -study about different world cultures and civilizations focusing on their

AT THE STANDARD 3 My essay clearly evaluated the research I was given. As a result I analyzed some the important ideas, politics, social and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions of Ancient Greece. I only analyzed some of the values because my research focused on a specific aspect.

ABOVE THE STANDARD 4 In addition to the standard……. I used the research links from the blog and the wiki that my teacher provided.

accomplishments, contributions, values, beliefs, and traditions -

Common Core Writing – Essential Understandings 15POINTS 1. Create expositor y writing (to inform) within the framewor k of history.

Work Ethic 15 points The effort the student puts into the task assigned.

My essay had an introduction that was a simple restatement of the essay task; I wrote a weakly developed body that addressed some aspects of the task. In my conclusion I didn’t clearly summarized my thesis. My conclusion did not connect to my ideas I wrote about in the essay. My spelling, grammar and punctuation were weak. I did not make an I made an outline for my outline for my essay. essay. The outline was incomplete and included some aspects of the task.

My essay was not in essay form. I did not have a clear distinction between the introduction, the body and My spelling, grammar and punctuation was poor.

My essay had an introduction that went beyond a simple restatement of the essay task, I wrote a well developed body that addresses the task and meets the Global standards. In my conclusion I clearly summarized my thesis. My spelling, grammar and punctuation were good.

In addition to the standard….. I have no spelling, grammar or punctuation errors. My essay was well written and showed I had a well thought out plan of action. The essay flowed easily from one point to another.

I made an outline for my essay. The outline was complete and included all aspects of the task.

In addition to meeting the STANDARD criteria…. I had Ms. Cannistraci assess (give feedback on my outline)

Ms. Cannistraci Date:_____ Ancient Greece Essay Historical Context

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Ancient Greece has contributed much to the modern world. The achievements of the Greeks have impacted people socially, politically, and technologically. The accomplishments of the Greeks impact life even today. Task You are to write an essay explaining how the developments of the Ancient Greeks have impacted the history of the world. You may discuss the social, political and/or the technological developments of Ancient Greece. Your essay should include the following:
  Evaluate the important ideas, politics, social and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions of Ancient Greece that was associated with your research.

Discuss how the accomplishments and achievements of Ancient Greece have impacted the United States and/or the world. Your essay should include:  An introduction, that goes beyond a simple restatement of the essay task.  A well developed body that addresses the task.  A conclusion that clearly summarized your thesis REVIEW THE RUBRIC MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Ms. Cannistraci Date:______ Ancient Greece Essay Rubric and Essay STANDARD BELOW THE STANDARD 1 My essay did not evaluate the research I was given. As a result I poorly analyzed some the important ideas, politics, social and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions of Ancient Greece APPROACHING THE STANDARD 2 My essay evaluated the research I was given in a limited way. As a result I weakly analyzed some the important ideas, politics, social and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions of Ancient Greece. I only analyzed some of the values because my research focused on a specific aspect.

Name:_______________

Standard 2, Key Idea 1 70 Key Idea 1:The study of world history requires an understanding of world cultures and civilizations, including an analysis of important ideas, social and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions. This study also examines the human condition and the connections and interactions of people across time and space and the ways different people view the same event or issue from a variety of perspectives. -study about different world cultures and civilizations focusing on their accomplishments, contributions,

AT THE STANDARD 3 My essay clearly evaluated the research I was given. As a result I analyzed some the important ideas, politics, social and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions of Ancient Greece. I only analyzed some of the values because my research focused on a specific aspect.

ABOVE THE STANDARD 4 In addition to the standard……. I used the research links from the blog and the wiki that my teacher provided.

values, beliefs, and traditions -

Common Core Writing – Essential Understandings 105POINTS 1. Create expositor y writing (to inform) within the framewor k of history.

Work Ethic 15 points The effort the student puts into the task assigned.

My essay had an introduction that was a simple restatement of the essay task; I wrote a weakly developed body that addressed some aspects of the task. In my conclusion I didn’t clearly summarized my thesis. My conclusion did not connect to my ideas I wrote about in the essay. My spelling, grammar and punctuation were weak. I did not make an I made an outline for my outline for my essay. essay. The outline was incomplete and included some aspects of the task.

My essay was not in essay form. I did not have a clear distinction between the introduction, the body and My spelling, grammar and punctuation was poor.

My essay had an introduction that went beyond a simple restatement of the essay task, I wrote a well developed body that addresses the task and meets the Global standards. In my conclusion I clearly summarized my thesis. My spelling, grammar and punctuation were good.

In addition to the standard….. I have no spelling, grammar or punctuation errors. My essay was well written and showed I had a well thought out plan of action. The essay flowed easily from one point to another.

I made an outline for my essay. The outline was complete and included all aspects of the task.

In addition to meeting the STANDARD criteria…. I had Ms. Cannistraci assess (give feedback on my outline)

Ms. Cannistraci Journal Rubric
Below Standard 1
My journal is less than 150 words. I didn’t discuss the history I learned this week. My journal doesn’t have any historical facts, definitions and/or people. journal reflected my voice and understanding of the history I learned. Sometimes I copied directly from the sources and documents. My journal was posted on the blog late. My writing is weak in grammar. I didn’t capitalize or add proper punctuation.

Approaching Standard 2
My journal is less than 200 words. It reflected on the history we discussed during the week but at times it lacked focus and clarity. My journal has at least two historical facts, definitions and/or people. At times my journal reflected my voice and understanding of the history I learned. Sometimes I copied directly from the sources and documents. My journal was posted on the blog late. At time my writing was appropriate to the audience but in general I neglected to capitalize and add proper punctuation.

At Standard 3
My journal is at least 200 words. It reflected clearly on the history we discussed during the week. The journal has at least three historical facts, definitions and/or people. My journal reflected my voice and understanding of the history I learned. I didn’t just from my sources. My journal was posted on the blog on time. My grammar and punctuation was good.

Above Standard 4
In addition to the standard…. I eloquently retold the history in a compelling way. My journal would make learning history exciting to others students who read it. My grammar and punctuation was exceptional.

As you write your journal use these questions to help you achieve the standard in journal writing. If you incorporate all of my suggestions you should write wonderful journals for our blog. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Is my journal at least 200 words? Does my journal reflect clearly on the history we discussed during the week? Am I making sure I will finish my journal by the due date? Does my journal have at least three historical facts, definitions and/or people? Does my journal reflect my voice and understanding of the history I learned this week? Did you check that you didn’t just copy from your documents and research? If you did

that is called plagiarism (when you steal another person’s intellectual ideas). People get sued for stealing another person’s ideas.

This journal addresses the following Global Studies Standard. Standard 2, Key Idea 1
Key Idea 1:The study of world history requires an understanding of world cultures and civilizations, including an analysis of important ideas, social and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions. This study also examines the human condition and the connections and interactions of people across time and space and the ways different people view the same event or issue from a variety of perspectives. understand the development and connectedness of Western civilization and other civilizations and cultures in many areas of the world and over time TASK Use your research to create a first person journal entry depicting the contributions, achievements and lifestyle of the aspect of Ancient Greece your group researched. If you have any questions discuss them with me. Your journal should be the topic of the graphic novel you are completing. Use your research, the links I provided and group collaboration to complete your journal. These resources are your research for the assignment to insure your journal is historical as well as creative. Be sure to include clear historical information as well as your words and feelings about the contributions and achievements of Ancient Greece to the world . I want to hear your voice analyzing and evaluating the history we are discussing in class. You can be yourself in the journal, you can be a historical figure, you can be a child, a man or a woman. You can be anyone you want in your journal. The important aspect of your journal is that you write using you own words describing your feelings about what the contributions, achievements and lifestyles of ANCIENT GREECE. Your journal must be at least 200 words . Click the links below for more information. ANCIENT GREECE Another Link Guided Question: How would you describe the contributions of the Ancient Greeks?

Ms. Cannistraci’s Project Research Rubric
Below Standard 1
My class work does not reflect the task. I did not address the task. My answers do not reflect an understanding of the topic. I did not complete my class assignment. I addressed some aspects of the task by writing partial or incomplete sentences in response to the assignment. My answers may have some inaccuracies. I had to finish my research assignment at home. I addressed all aspects of the task by completing assignments as directed. I wrote complete sentences but I didn’t write an in depth response to the assignment. My research assignment was completed on time.

Approaching Standard 2

At Standard 3

Above Standard 4
I thoroughly addressed all aspects of the task by completing assignment as directed. I wrote complete sentences which showed a thoughtful and critical comment in response to the assignment. My research assignment was completed on time.