Mr. Trzepinska World Cultures Renaissance Fair Project – Period 7 Task: Students will work in pairs or groups of three to create an exhibit to display at the upcoming Renaissance Fair. Groups must conduct research on the subject of their choice, to fit the theme: “humanism and revival of classical culture.” Each project must answer the following research questions 1. Who or what is it? 2. Where did this event take place? Where did this person contribute to the Renaissance? 3. When did this happen? 4. Why is it important? 5. “How did this aspect contribute to either the rise of humanism, the revival of classical culture, or the impact modern society?” Students will have to complete the following for this project 1. Construct a thesis that covers your topic’s importance to the Renaissance and answers the research questions. 2. Research the topic by using reliable sources and databases 3. Topic Web 4. Daily Progress goals 5. Works Cited Page 6. Visual Aid 7. Presentation to the class 8. Essay (50 point separate grade – see below) Essay Details Must be typed, worked on by all members, and in your Drive. Your essay must contain a thesis and answer the research questions. Essay must provide background to your topic, discuss and analyze the main points of your topic, and use evidence to support the thesis. Essay Format - Proper heading: Group member names, date, Teacher, Class/Period - Title: Centered 14pt, Times New Roman Bold font - Double Spaced, size 12 Times New Roman Font, and default margins - Works Cited Page at the end of the essay in MLA Format o 1 source must be a book, article, etc. (Google and e-books count) o 2 sources must be internet and a reliable website (NO WIKIPEDIA) o 1 source must be databases (ABC-CLIO etc.) o THESE ARE JUST THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS WITH SOURCES. IN YOUR RESEARCH YOU WILL FIND MORE. IF YOU USE AND CITE THESE SOURCES CORRECTLY YOUR GROUP WILL EARN EXTRA POINTS. Topic Choice Examples: Artists: - Titian - Pieter Bruegel the Elder - Leonardo da Vinci - Michelangelo Buonarroti - Raphael Sanzio - Donatello - Filippo Brunelleschi Sculptures and Architecture: - Cristo della Minverva - David - Hercules and Cacus - Madonna of Bruges - St. Peter’s Basilica - La Pieta - School of Athens - Sistine Chapel Literature and Philosophy: - Miguel de Cervantes - Desiderius Erasmus - William Shakespeare - Nicolo Machiavelli - Thomas More Culture: - Food - Dress - Dance - Music Inventions and Discoveries - Johannes Guttenberg and the printing press - Da Vinci’s Military Inventions/Innovations (Select at least 4) - Da Vinci’s Agricultural Inventions/Innovations (Select at least 4) - Da Vinci’s Scientific Inventions/Innovations (Select at least 4) - Household Inventions/Innovations (Select at least 4) Exhibit Ideas: Visual Aid (Poster, Art Gallery, Collage, etc.): Must be created entirely by hand and be a collaboration of all group members research. It is entirely up to you how to construct your visual aid. Be sure to include a title, headings, images, quotes/other primary sources, and hand drawn maps. You want your visual image to be a representation of your research and cover all the main points of your thesis. Digital Visual Aid: This can be created using the Chromebook and technology. There is a plethora of options available such as Lucid Press, Story Bird, Go Animate, Glogster, etc. You can even create a Facebook page for your person/event/organization. I have the template so please see me if you are interested. Exhibit/Model etc.: This option is more of a 3D construction and must be done hand. This can be a re-creation of an invention or building that occurred during the Renaissance. PowerPoint/Prezi: You are required to include at least 6-10 slides for PPT and the Prezi needs to have at least 5-6 panels. If you are using a template in Prezi a lot of this will be structured out for you and you may add paths and panels as you wish. You must include text, images, video clips from YouTube based on your historical topic. Be creative and include quotes and different types of graphics. Limit text to brief statements and phrases. Full paragraphs of information will not be accepted. Make a Documentary: Create in editing program of your choice. The documentary must be at least 3 minutes in length up to a maximum of 8 minutes Include text, images and other visual expressions, music from the Renaissance and even your OWN VOICE as narrator. All group members must present. A script must be included as well. You must wear Renaissance style costumes! Create and Perform a play or skit: If you do not want to create a video you have the option of doing a live skit and performance. You can set up your skit in any creative way (News show, Talk Show, SportsCenter, CNN, etc.) to present your topic. All group members must participate, wear Renaissance style costumes, and script must be handed in. It is recommended that the group rehearse the skit before presenting to the class. Poetry/Song Writing: Each group member must create a poem based on his or her individual area of research. Each poem must be at least 15 lines. Each poem should reflect the accomplishments and importance of your assigned individual topic and include 4 -5 historical points such as people, places, dates, etc. Include a 1 paragraph rationale from each poem. Newspaper: Create a newspaper with at least 5 different sections summarizing each group’s individual project. You can include an editorial, Breaking News, Arts, Music, Critical Reviews, etc. Each section should be 3 – 5 paragraphs long. Be sure to include pictures, captions, and advertisements for the Renaissance art and inventions. Food: Make an authentic Renaissance-era food dish. You should make enough for the whole class to have some. When you present your food for tasting, explain not only how it was made, but also who would have eaten this and why. Timeline for the Project Day 1 - Introduction Project - Learning Proper Research Techniques – special guest Mrs. Keneally - Begin Research on the Topics of the Renaissance to find out which one interests you Day 2 - Select Group (You can work by yourself, with one person, or two people) - Select a Topic - Create a Google Doc for your notes in your World History Folder and share with your group members - Begin to research and take notes - Gather sources - By the end of class today groups should be able to answers the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of your topic. Day 3 - Continue Research - Create a Preliminary Bibliography of your sources (MLA Format) – Due at the end of class - Create a Preliminary Thesis for your project – Due at the end of class - By the end of class today groups should decide their topics importance and impact on the Renaissance Day 4 - Make changes to your bibliography and thesis based on Mr. T’s and Ms. Megna’s suggestions - Create a Topic Web - Decide how you will present - Final Bibliography and Thesis due at the end of class Day 5 - Begin working on Visual Aid - Begin working on Essay - ALL GROUP MEMEBERS MUST CONTRIBUTE TO BOTH Day 6 and 7 - Continue work on your project Renaissance Project - Project/Presentation Rubric Category Excellent Above Average Below Average Unacceptable Project 40 – 35 points 34 – 29 points 28 – 23 points 22 – 0 points 40 points Finished product is extremely professional, well researched, and demonstrates outstanding effort. Finished product is professional, well researched, and demonstrates above average effort. Finished product is semiprofessional and democrats appropriate effort with a fair amount of research. Finished product lacks professionalism, little research, and demonstrates minimal effort. 15 – 0 points Final product contains all information goals in a clear and concise manner Final product contains most of the information goals in a clear concise manner Final product contains 2-3 Final product contains at least half of somewhat clear goals. the information goals in a somewhat clear manner Content 30 – 25 points 24 – 20 points 19 – 16 points 30 points Shows full understanding of topic. Shows a good understanding of the topic. Shows a good understanding of parts Does not seem to understand the of the topic. topic very well. Preparedness 20 – 17 points and All group members Presentation are completely 20 points prepared for presentation 16 – 13 points 12 – 10 points 9 – 0 points Group seems pretty prepared but may have needed a little more practice. Group seems somewhat prepared, but it is clear that rehearsal was lacking. Group does not seem at all prepared to present. Research Questions 10 – 8 points 7 – 5 points 4 - 2 points 2 – 0 points The project fully addresses and answers all of the research questions with project and presentation The project addresses and answers most of the research questions with project and presentation The project addresses and answers half of the research questions with project and presentation The project fails to address and answer most of the research questions with project and presentation. 10 points Essay Rubric Requirements 5 points Introduction and Thesis Statements 10 points Supporting Details/ Examples/ Development 15 points Conclusion 10 points Works Cited 10 points Exceeds Expectations Meets Expectations Below Expectations Far Below Expectations All of the written requirements (# of pages, # of graphics, type of graphics, etc.) were met. The introduction includes a hook and transitions to the thesis statement. The thesis statement names the topic of the essay and outlines the main points to be discussed. The paragraphs include all of the necessary points that support the thesis Almost all of the written requirements were met. Most of the written requirements were met. Many requirements were not met. The introduction includes a hook, transitions to the thesis statement, and is mostly effective. The thesis statement names the topic of the essay. A hook is present though not followed by important information. The essay includes an attempt at an Introduction paragraph, though it is not smooth and doesn't include a complete thesis statement. The paragraphs include few of the necessary points that support the position statement. A hook is missing or weak and important information is absent. There is an attempt at an introduction paragraph, but it is not developed and does not include a thesis statement. The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader solidly understanding the writer's position. The paragraph includes an effective restatement of the position statement. The essay contains all of the amount of required sources and is properly cited in MLA format The conclusion is recognizable. The author's position is restated at a logical point in the paragraph. The conclusion is awkward. The author's position is restated within the closing paragraph, but it may not be in a logical point. The thesis is not restated or is found in the same wording as the introduction. The essay is not summed up. The essay contains all of the most of the required sources and is properly cited in MLA format The essay is missing some required sources and is not cited properly in MLA format The essay contains almost none of the of required sources and is not properly cited in MLA format The paragraphs include some of the necessary points that support the position statement. The paragraphs include few to none of the necessary points that support the position statement.