Ancient Civilization Project 14-15
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Ancient Civilization Project
Leo needs your help!!! Leo is traveling around to the different ancient civilizations and needs your help sharing the important information he found on his travels. How to help: 1. Choose ONE ancient civilization (Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, or Ancient Mali) 2. Pick ONE of the project choices Make sure you: Turn your project in on time Write in complete sentences that are easy for the reader to understand Make sure it is neat and colorful Other ideas must be APPROVED BY TEACHER BEFOREHAND
You will be presenting your project on the day that it’s due! Remember to practice, practice, practice!
Project is due: Monday, November 24, 2014
Project Choices Choice #1 Draw or create a model of the physical characteristics of the ancient civilization. Write a paragraph describing how the people of that civilization had to adapt to the physical characteristics. Choice #3 (Ancient Rome or Ancient Greece) Draw or create a model of a building using the architecture that ancient civilization is known for. Write a paragraph describing how they used them, and what buildings today use that form of architecture. Choice #5 (Ancient Mali only) Write a story about being a trader in Mali. Create a map of your trade route. In your story write about whom you traded with and what you traded.
Choice #2 Pick one of the human characteristics for that civilization and write a journal entry as if you were that person back during that time period.
Choice #4 Tell the story of the civilization using one form of their arts (poem, mosaics, paintings, pottery, or sculpture). Write a short description telling the story. Choice #6 Make a travel brochure for one of the civilizations including why that civilization is so special and why someone should travel there.
Rubric (How you’ll be graded) Question Is the information correct for the ancient civilization chosen (Greece, Rome, or Mali)? Did you check it for COPS (capitalization, organization, punctuation, and spelling) before handing it in to be graded? (1 point lost for each mistake)
Possible Points 10 points 10 points
Is your project visually creative? (cover page for story, colorful, pictures, etc.)
Is your project NEAT?
Were you ready for your oral presentation?
Was it turned it on time? (1 point lost each day it’s late)
Total Points Earned: _____________/50 points
Ancient Greece: Physical and Human Characteristics
Ancient Greece: Contributions
Characteristics are different traits.
A contribution is the act of giving or doing something. The Greeks made many contributions to our world today.
Physical Characteristics located on land near the Mediterranean Sea located on a peninsula with many islands, mountains, and hills surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea had limited rich soil
Architecture The architects of ancient Greece used columns in the construction of their buildings. Ancient examples, like the Parthenon still exist today. Ancient Greece
Parthenon White House
U.S. Capitol Building
Art Sculpture and paintings are displayed on buildings.
Human Characteristics farmers shipbuilders traders Ways People Adapted to Their Environments They farmed on hillsides Trading took place on the Mediterranean Sea Small, independent communities developed because of the many mountains.
Government The United States government is based on ideas developed in ancient Greece. The Greeks created a form of government called direct democracy. A direct democracy is a government in which people vote to make their own rules and laws. Greece is known as the birthplace of democracy (government by the people). Sports The Olympic Games of today are modeled after the games of ancient Greece.
Ancient Rome: Physical and Human Characteristics
Ancient Rome: Contributions
Characteristics are different traits.
A contribution is the act of giving or doing something. The Romans made many contributions to our world today.
Physical Characteristics located on land near the Mediterranean Sea built on many hills A variety of trees grew in ancient Rome located next to a river had limited rich soil
Architecture The architects of ancient Rome used arches in the construction of their buildings. Ancient examples, like the Colosseum and aqueducts still exist today. Ancient Rome
Art Mosaics, sculpture, and paintings are displayed on buildings. Human Characteristics farmers road builders traders Ways People Adapted to Their Environments They farmed on hillsides Trading took place on the Mediterranean Sea
Mosaic Government The United States government is based on ideas developed in ancient Rome. The Romans created a form of government called representative democracy (republican). Representative democracy is a government in which the people vote for (elect) a smaller group of citizens make the rules and laws for everyone.