Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.2

Introduction

Most people have heard of The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World but how much do you know about them? Their mysterious existence symbolized the civilizations that were responsible for their construction. These spectacular structures have been the source of great stories and legends over time. Today only one still stands, why?

Task

Ancient civilizations constructed some incredible architectural masterpieces based on primitive tools! These wonders continue to amaze our present-day historians and archaeologists.

Your task will be to do a scrapbook of one of the seven ancient wonders and share it with the class.
Imagine that you have been transported from your Gifted class via time machine to ancient civilization.

Before you depart, you have been given an important assignment. You are to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You need to gather interesting facts about the wonder.  Since most are lost to the present world you decide to write down everything you can find out about the wonder and put it in a scrapbook.

Requirements for each wonder:

  • When was this wonder constructed?
  • Who was the builder or which civilization?
  • What are some features of the wonder, describe it in detail. (Draw a picture too if you want!)
  • What is its significance?
  • Has this wonder influenced anything in the present day?
  • What would you feel when seeing this wonder?
  • Are there any present-day issues revolving around the wonders?
Process
  • Choose one of these wonders on the map and start learning about it. There have been links provided with all the information you need in order to complete your quest, use the links below.
  • Pull out the information you think is interesting or answers the questions and take notes.
  • Once you have all the information you need start making your Google slides scrapbook. Be sure to include pictures, thoughts, comments on the information you have collected. Be creative!

 I.    I’m  sure  that you  are  eager  to know  more  information about  each  Wonder, that’s  why  you should follow these links:

II.    Here are some short films about the Wonders.  While watching, make some notes, which can help you in the future.

III.    Once you have the answers to the questions and other interesting facts, compile all your information into a Google slides scrapbook that is 10-15  slides long.  You should generate a storyboard for your slide presentation. 

http://srjcstaff.santarosa.edu/~kthornle/apgr66/storyboard.PDF

Evaluation

Your  presentation  will be evaluated  based  on its  content, sequence  of  information, spelling / grammar  and font choice & formatting.
    You  will  demonstare the  presentation  to the  class  once  you are  finished.  Your classmates will  evaluate  your  work as well  and  will choose  the  best speech  for a  class  prize! 

 

Evaluation Rubric
 
 
  POOR GOOD EXCELLENT   Score
 
Information Not all questions are answered. There is not enough suitable information. The gathered information are quite useful and interesting. All questions are answered. The presentation contains enough useful information.   30%
 
Scrapbook The scrapbook is poorly planned. Text used in it is not clear. The scrapbook is well organized but contains at least 3 mistakes. It is adequate but not persuasive. The scrapbook is outstanding in quality and contains an abundance of information. There are many interesting pictures.   30%
 
Grammar and pronuncition There were many grammatical and spelling mistakes. The presentation has a few grammatical and spelling errors. The presentation is grammatically correct and has no spelling errors.   20%
 
Presentation to the class Description of the miracles of the ancient world is not successful. Audience cannot understand presentation because there is no sequence of information. Student presents information in logical sequence which audience can follow. Student presents information in logical, interesting sequence which audience can follow.   20%
 
Total Score: 100%
Conclusion

Congratulations, you have finished quite an exhausting project. As a result of your travel and thorough analysis, you understand:

  • How to research and navigate on the internet.

  • How to create a journal summary based on research.