Crusades Essay:

World History Rubric Democracy Debate
Due 10/18/2010
Know: historical characters, his/her ideal form of government, and whether the character believed in the ability of people to govern themselves.
Understand: the reasons why humans can and cannot be trusted to govern themselves.
Do: take on the role of an actor, an agent, an historian, or a reporter. Memorize information, research roles and ask questions of the characters in the room.
California Social Studies Standards: 10.1 Students relate the moral and ethical principles in ancient
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Greek and Roman philosophy, in Judaism, and in Christianity to the development of Western political
the standard standard
10.2 Students compare and contrast the Glorious Revolution of England, the American Revolution, and
the French Revolution and their enduring effects worldwide on the political expectations for selfgovernment and individual liberty.
The group prepared throughout the 3 weeks, working together to finish a
name plate, memorize information, and prepare questions for other
Poster has information on the character, specifically: the dates s/he was
alive, the ideal form of government, and a symbol to represent the form of
Questions show research of the different characters and demonstrate the
need for higher level thinking.
Agent: memorized his/her information, supported his/her actor, and was
able to answer difficult questions from the audience.
Actor: memorized his/her information, understood the ideal form of
government and articulated these ideas, and understood whether or not
your character would have supported self-governance.
Actor: Was able to answer questions from the audience and was able to
interpret his/her character and present strong evidence to support his/her
Group was well organized and good choices were made
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