Richard III Assignment

Introduction

Richard III, also called (1461–83) Richard Plantagenet, duke of Gloucester, (born October 2, 1452, Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England—died August 22, 1485, near Market Bosworth, Leicestershire), the last Plantagenet and Yorkist king of England. He usurped the throne of his nephew Edward V in 1483 and perished in defeat to Henry Tudor (thereafter Henry VII) at the Battle of Bosworth Field. For almost 500 years after his death, he was generally depicted as the worst and most wicked of kings. Some of those charges are now regarded as excessive, the work of his enemies, and his supporters have attempted to rehabilitate him. Modern scholars take a more-balanced approach that avoids the extremes of either side.

Task

Using Microsoft PowerPoint, create a slideshow highlighting the characterization, analysis, dramatic appeal, and audience appeal of three characters in the play Richard III. Choose three from the following: (Richard, Margaret, Elizabeth, Hastings, Buckingham, and Clarence)

Evaluation

PowerPoint Rubric

Total: 10 points

Criteria 3 Exceeds Standards 2 Approaching Standards 1 Not Meeting Standards
Analysis Accurately described several dominant details from the novel and thoroughly explained how they are used by the author to develop specific characters. Described some dominant details from the novel, but had difficulty describing how these relate to the development of characters in the novel. Had trouble picking out the dominant details of character development used by the author.
Presentation The presentation was the appropriate length. It did not seem hurried or too slow. The presenter spoke clearly and distinctly and established eye contact with the audience. The presentation was the appropriate length but seemed very hurried or too slow. The presenter spoke clearly and distinctly only some of the time and/or established little eye contact with the audience The presentation was too long or too short. The presenter did not speak clearly most of the time and established little eye contact with the audience.
Coverage of the Topic in the Presentation Details in the presentation captured the important information about the novel's characters and increased the audience’s understanding. Details on the presentation relate to the topic but are too general or incomplete. The audience needs more information to understand. Details on the presentation have little or nothing to do with main topic.
Sources All sources (information and graphics) were accurately documented. All sources (information and graphics) were documented, but information was incomplete or many were not in the desired format. Some sources were not accurately documented.
Conventions Has NO errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling & grammar; Writing is easy to read. Has SOME (3 – 5) errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling & grammar; Sounds mostly correct when read aloud. Too many errors in capitalization (6 or more), punctuation, spelling & grammar; Writing is difficult to read due to errors; Editing needed.

 

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