A RENAISSANCE PORTFOLIO

Introduction
We, the Medici family of Florence, hereby announce that a weeklong fair will be held in our court. We intend to invite only the best and brightest figures of the Renaissance Era. In order to be considered as a guest to this event, each applicant must create and submit all of the items from the "Process" section of this Webquest by the dates given. The Medici's are one of the most prominent families of the Renaissance period. They have ruled Florence from 1434 to 1737. They have traditionally been strong supporters for advancement of the arts and humanities. Be forewarned that it will not be easy to get an invitation to their fair.

Task
Your task is to show us, the Medici family, why you should be invited to our fair. In order to do this, you must discuss and substantiate your contributions to the advancement of the Renaissance culture. By the time you are done with this assignment, you will not only have learned about some of the major contributions to, and changes during, the Renaissance period, but you will also practice skills you will need in your own lives, such as the ability to draft a resume and cover letter. Using a lottery system you will be able to choose your applicant profile from the following list:
Alberti, Leon Battista Botticelli, Sandro Castiglione, Baldassare Donatello Gentileschi, Artemisia Josquin Des Prez Machiavelli, Niccolo Michelangelo Piero della Francesca Rabelais, Francois Verrocchio, Andrea del Anguissola, Sofonisba Bruegel, Pieter Cellini, Benvenuto Durer, Albrecht Ghiberti, Lorenzo Leonardo da Vinci Masaccio Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da Pisano, Nicola and Giovanni Raphael Erasmus, Desiderius Boccaccio, Giovanni Brunelleschi, Filippo Dante Eyck, Jan van Giotto Machaut, Guillaume de Medici, Lorenzo Petrarch, Francesco Quercia, Jacopo della Shakespeare, William

Process

In order to be considered for attendance, you must complete all of the following objectives. 1. Create a Cover Letter - Anyone applying for a position of any type will generally write a cover letter that quickly explains why you want the position and why you deserve it. In your case why you want to be invited to the fair and why you should be selected. Examine some other sample letters to give you some ideas. Try to be creative. It is important that you capture the reader's attention. Must be done in Times New Roman 12 point font. 2. Write a Resume - A good resume is no longer than one page long and has some basic information. Look at some other examples to help guide you. This includes: Personal data: name, address, etc. A. Job objective: position you want and organization you want to work for B. Skills summary: key qualities and skills you bring to the position being applied for C. Experience: positions you've held, specific duties and accomplishments (where and when) D. Education: degrees, courses, apprenticeships, special projects E. Other related experience: volunteer work, awards, and achievements Tips to help you with the resume: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Design the resume to fit the position to be filled Be specific: numbers, dates, names, etc. Present the most impressive information first Use everyday language and short, concise phrases Use bold face type, indentations, etc. to make the resume more presentable Be consistent Proofread

3. Complete Your Portfolio – You will selecting 4 samples of your work. For each sample you must include the required information listed below, approximately 1-2 paragraphs. 1. title and date of the work. 2. short interpretation/explanation of style, purpose, and meaning. 4. Provide References - People being considered for positions must always have their references checked. For this project, that means your bibliography. You will be using the MLA format you learned in English 10. Must be done in Times New Roman 12 point font. This should include: 1. 2. 3. A minimum of three sources used in your research Accurate citations Alphabetical order

Computer Lab
You will have time in the computer lab on Monday to being your research and Thursday to receive feedback and make improvements. All other time spent researching, finding media, and building the application must be done at home. There will not be enough time in the computer labs to complete the project without working on it at home.

Due Date
Thursday March 22, 2012 A typed rough draft of the cover letter and resume are due. Monday, March 26, 2012 Portfolios will be turned in stapled or bound in the following order: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Cover letter Resume Sample 1 Sample 2 Sample 3 Sample 4 Bibliography (don’t forget to cite sources for images as well)

All projects not turned in by the end of the hour and will be considered late unless you have applied for and been granted an extension.

Grading
The Portfolios will be worth 45 points and will be assessed according to the following rubric. Please refer to it often as you complete your project.
4 12 pt font, Times New Roman, Clearly explains why, proper format Maximum 10 points possible 1 full page- no more than 12 pt font, has all the personal date required, professional format, clearly followed the guidelines and tips Maximum 13 points possible There are 4, professionally done, includes all required information Maximum 12 points possible 12 pt font, Times New Roman, in the MLA format, at least 3 Maximum 5 points possible Project is creative and interesting to view, style and voice clearly capture the nature of the project. Maximum 5 points possible 3 12 pt font, Times New Roman, explains why, proper format Maximum 9 points possible 1 full page- no more than 12 pt font, has 95% of the personal date required, professional format Maximum 11 points possible There are 4, somewhat professionally done, includes all required information Maximum 10.5 points possible 12 pt font, Times New Roman, in the MLA format, at least 3, 1 or 2 minor mistakes Maximum 4.5 points possible Project is somewhat creative and interesting to view, style and voice capture the nature of the project. Maximum 4.5 points possible 2 12 pt font, Times New Roman, for the most part explains why, poor format structure Maximum 8 points possible 3/4 of a page- no more than 12 pt font, has 85% of the personal data required, somewhat professional format Maximum 10 points possible There are 4, somewhat professionally done, includes most of the required information Maximum 9 points possible 12 pt font, Times New Roman, in the MLA format, at least 3, 3 or 4 mistakes Maximum 3.5 points possible Parts of the project were creative and interesting Maximum 3.5 points possible 1 1. Not in 12 pt font and/or Times New Roman, does not really explain why, poor format structure Maximum 6.5 points possible ½ a page or less and/or in larger than 14 pt font, has less than 80% of the data required, and poorly formatted Maximum 9 points possible Less than 4, not very professionally done, includes some of the required information Maximum 8 points possible Not in 12 pt font and/or Times New Roman, less than 3, poorly attempted MLA format. Maximum 3 points possible Lacked creativity and did not capture the nature of the project. Maximum 3 points possible

Cover Letter 10 points

Resume 13 points

Samples 12 points

References 5 points Creativity 5 points

Jennifer Aniston 776 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 93876
Job Objective To obtain a long-term position on a television show that will utilize my skills in acting. Skills Summary Acting in movies, television shows, and commercials. Speaking at awards ceremonies and public service spots. Voice-overs for animated features, commercials, and video games. Modeling in magazines. Work Experience Friends (1994 – 2004): Played co-leading character Rachel Green in long running television show. Along Came Polly (2004): Played Polly Prince, lead role. Office Space (1999): Played Joanna, supporting character. She’s the One (1996): Played Renee Fitzpatrick Education 1988-1992 1983-1987 Awards and Honors 2004 - 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Friends 2003 - 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Best Actress in a Series – Friends 2002- 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards- Won Outstaning Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesFriends 1999 - American Comedy Award - Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series - Friends 1999 - SAG Award - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - shared with cast of Friends References Available upon request Fiorello La Guardia School of Music, Art & Performing Arts Manhattan's High School for the Performing Arts

* This is a ¾ of a page sample, do not just copy your work should have some originality.

Jennifer Aniston 776 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 93876 Dear Mr. Alberton:

February 10, 2005

Recently I have been researching the leading companies in the entertainment industry. My search has been for companies that are respected in the field, and who provide a professional, healthy, and friendly working environment. Fox television keeps coming up as a top company. I am a trained and experienced actress with a substantial background in both television and movies. If you have an opening for someone in this area you will see that my resume demonstrates a person of unusual dedication and drive. I have worked closely with producers at NBC and look forward to working with your talented producers in the near future. My experience on the television show, Friends, has taught me much about the qualities of successful entertainment, and I hope to bring that knowledge to your company. I am the recipient of a Golden Globe Award, an American Comedy Award, and an SAG Award, and I hope to help bring similar honors to Fox Television. I have enclosed a copy of my resume, and look forward to examining any of the ways you feel my background and skills would benefit Fox Television. You may feel free to contact my past employers to obtain professional references. Yours truly, Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Aniston

* This is properly formatted, yours should look very similar. However, the wording should be original do not just try and change a few words and pass it off as your oen.

2002 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Jennifer was an original cast member when the television show aired for the first time in 1994. She participated in all 238 episodes in the shows 10 year run on TV. She played a leading role as Rachel and her character was vital to the series’ plot. While this Television series was mainly a comedy it did have some dramatic scenes that allowed Rachel to illustrate her versatility as an actress.

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