Latin 5/7 Prose

LACMA Pompeii and the Roman Villa Exhibit Field Trip and Project

We are so lucky that this year we get to see a great exhibit at LACMA, Pompeii and the Roman Villa, along with Mr. Federmans AP Art History class! In preparation for this exhibit, we will need to review our knowledge of the events surrounding Mount Vesuvius explosion in 79CE and Roman culture in the surrounding area at that same time. You will, of course, be able to use any resources that are available in our classroom, as well as on the Internet (just remember to cite them!!!).

The first part of our project will be to choose an historical or cultural aspect of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to research and impart to our class before we go to LACMA. This knowledge can be conveyed through a PowerPoint presentation, an essay, a short lecture, a song, an art piece, or whatever medium you can think of. It should convey historical facts in an interesting way, and show an aspect of the eruption and the frozen culture that you are interested in learning more about (because of the limited time, you are not accountable for knowing EVERYTHING!). You should include questions that you hope that this exhibit will answer for you about your chosen aspect of Roman culture/history.

The second part of the project will be the field trip itself. This field trip will be on September 18 from 10:30am-3pm. The cost is $25 to cover admission and bus. Make sure that you bring a sack lunch as we will eat that before we go on our headphone tour of this exhaustive exhibit (it took me 1 hours to go through). Students may bring small sketchbooks and notepads, but may not bring cameras! Also, youll most likely have to leave your book bags at the door so leave those in your locker or at home. If you wish to use any images of the exhibit artifacts, you can use the exhibit DVD or the exhibit guide book that reside in Mrs. Fines possession. Make sure that you cite the sources in your review of the exhibit. Therefore, a review of the exhibit is the second part of the project. This review should be typed, double-spaced and 1-2 pages in length. Images are always welcome to illustrate your point of view.

The third part of your project will be to take your first and second parts and combine them so that you can devise a web-based lesson/explanation of your complete understanding of the Roman culture/history aspect that you have chosen. This part will not be due for a while because I hope that you will also be able to add in additional support and primary sources from the Getty Villa visit in October. Plus, since it is web-based, you will need to be able to design and publish this on the web - all of which take time. Again, you can do this in a variety of methods, but the final delivery system is to be the web (so if you want to sing and record that performance, then upload the performance to the web, please do so!). In short, you should be answering those questions that you had in the first project, and telling the world why we should care about your aspect of Roman culture/history.

All in all, this project is worth 200 points and will make quite a difference to your grade should you do well or not. As usual, make sure that you check the rubrics for each part of the project to see exactly what the requirements are and how the parts are being graded. This grouping of projects is, of course, on top of your regular homework, and another fun project. Who said Latin wasnt fun?

Enjoy!

 

 

 

LACMA Project 1: Initial Research

         This project is worth 50 points and is due September 16.

         Each presentation should be 3-7 minutes long (or 5-10 slides); papers should be 1-2 pages.

         Each student will choose an interesting part of the lore surrounding the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, historical or cultural, to further research and focus his/her exhibit tour on.

         Students will be doing preliminary research on their chosen topic, and coming up with questions to enhance their further research on the topic; questions that they hope the exhibit will answer for them.

         Research will be presented to the class in an interesting and/or creative manner.

 

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Presentation

 

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Has 3-7 minute presentation

Speech is clear

No mispronunciations or Latin terms

Eye contact is constant

Little or no reference to notes

Student is standing the entire time

Student is clearly comfortable in front of class

Student is enthusiastic toward topic

Students answers questions based on research (questions that the students has himself/herself obviously cannot be answered)

student politely listens to other presentations

Student asks relevant questions of other students

Has 3-7 minute presentation

Speech is 80% clear

3-5 mispronunciations or Latin terms

Eye contact is 75%

Some reference (20%) to notes

Student is standing the entire time

Student is comfortable in front of class

Student is mostly enthusiastic toward topic

Students answers questions based on research (questions that the students has himself/herself obviously cannot be answered)

student listens to other presentations

Student asks some relevant questions of other students

Has <3 or >7 minute presentation

Speech is 60% clear

6-8 mispronunciations or Latin terms

Eye contact is 50%

reference (50%) to notes

Student is standing most of the time

Student is barely comfortable in front of class

Student is tepidly enthusiastic toward topic

Students answers most (80%) questions based on research (questions that the students has himself/herself obviously cannot be answered)

student mostly (75%) listens to other presentations

Student asks few relevant questions of other students

 

Content

 

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Topic is cogently related to eruption of 79CE

Topic is cogently related to Roman history/culture

Topic is interesting to student

Topic raises a number of questions that may/may not be answered by exhibit

Topic has been researched by at least 3 primary sources and 1 encyclopedia/tertiary source

Topic content is not plagiarized

Topic has been analyzed for possible relevance to LACMA exhibit, Getty Villa trip AND coursework

Student is creative in presentation of topic

 

Topic is related to eruption of 79CE

Topic is related to Roman history/culture

Topic is interesting to student

Topic raises questions that may/may not be answered by exhibit

Topic has been researched by at least 3 primary sources and 1 encyclopedia/tertiary source

Topic content is not plagiarized

Topic has been analyzed for possible relevance to LACMA exhibit, Getty Villa trip OR coursework

Student is somewhat creative in presentation of topic

Topic is somewhat related to eruption of 79CE

Topic is somewhat related to Roman history/culture

Topic is somewhat interesting to student

Topic raises few questions that may/may not be answered by exhibit

Topic has been researched by at least 3 primary sources and 1 encyclopedia/tertiary source

Topic content is not plagiarized

Topic has been looked at for possible relevance to LACMA exhibit, Getty Villa trip OR coursework

Student is not very creative in presentation of topic (student clearly pumped this out the night before it was due)

Technicalities

 

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Presentation is 5-10 slides

Font is point 18-24

Design is easy to view

Imagery is pleasing to the viewer and adds to the topic

Sounds or video add to content & do not distract

<3 spelling errors

Bibliography follows MLA format & is annotated!!!

Paper is 1-2 pages, typed, double-spaced

1 inch margins

10-12 point Ariel or Times New Roman font

<3 spelling errors

Bibliography follows MLA format & is annotated!!!

Presentation is 5-10 slides

Font is point 18-24

Design is easy to view 80% of time

Imagery is pleasing to the viewer and adds to the topic 80% of time

Sounds or video add to content & do not distract 80% of time

4-6 spelling errors

Bibliography follows MLA format & is not annotated

Paper is 1-2 pages, typed, double-spaced

< or >1 inch margins

>10-12 point Ariel or Times New Roman font

4-6 spelling errors

Bibliography follows MLA format & is not annotated

Presentation is <5 or >10 slides

Font is point <18 or >24

Design is easy to view 60% of time

Imagery is pleasing to the viewer and adds to the topic 60% of time

Sounds or video add to content & do not distract 60% of time

>7 spelling errors

Bibliography does not completely follow MLA format & is not annotated

Paper is<1 or >2 pages, may be typed, spacing is not double

< or >1 inch margins

>10-12 point non-Ariel or Times New Roman font

>7 spelling errors

Bibliography does not completely follow MLA format & is not annotated

*NB Anyone who does not fully complete a category receives an F in that category, which is a 50%.


LACMA Project 2: Exhibit Review

         This project is worth 25 points and is due September 25.

         You will be reviewing the LACMA exhibit Pompeii and the Roman Villa in a 1-2 page typed essay.

         This review should explore the depth of artifacts shown in the exhibit, the facts delivered via the headphone tour, the layout of the exhibit, and the answers given to your questions from your prior research.

         Take note of how this exhibit was put together, how the artifacts were displayed, as that knowledge will be useful to you in an upcoming review of the Getty Villa.

         Finally, tell me whether this trip was helpful in your pursuit of knowledge about Roman history and culture, and whether you liked the trip or not.

         Dont forget to give supporting facts to your opinions!!!!

 

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Technicalities

 

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Paper is 1-2 pages, typed, double-spaced

1 inch margins

10-12 point Ariel or Times New Roman font

<3 spelling errors

If needed, Bibliography follows MLA format & is annotated!!!

Paper is 1-2 pages, typed, double-spaced

< or >1 inch margins

>10-12 point Ariel or Times New Roman font

4-6 spelling errors

If needed, Bibliography follows MLA format & is not annotated

Paper is<1 or >2 pages

May not be typed

Spacing is not doubled

< or >1 inch margins

>10-12 point non-Ariel or Times New Roman font

>7 spelling errors

If needed, Bibliography does not completely follow MLA format & is not annotated

Content

 

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Analyzes the depth and variety of exhibit artifacts

Analyzes the history and culture gleaned from the headphone tour

Evaluates the usefulness of the exhibit for the students research project

Analyzes the layout and storyline of the physical exhibit space

Reviews the exhibit personally

Provides detailed support from the exhibit and outside sources for all opinions and theses

Shows a thoughtful and analytic approach to this exhibit and topic

 

 

Describes the depth and variety of exhibit artifacts

Partially analyzes the history and culture gleaned from the headphone tour

Partially evaluates the usefulness of the exhibit for the students research project

Describes the layout and storyline of the physical exhibit space

Reviews the exhibit personally

Provides 75-80% detailed support from the exhibit and/or outside sources for all opinions and theses

Shows a thoughtful and somewhat analytic approach to this exhibit and topic

 

Describes some of the variety of exhibit artifacts

Describes some of the history and culture gleaned from the headphone tour

Barely evaluates the usefulness of the exhibit for the students research project

Describes the layout of the physical exhibit space and one or two rooms

Reviews the exhibit personally

Provides little detailed support from the exhibit few outside sources for all opinions and theses

Shows a thoughtful approach to this exhibit and topic

Demonstrates a last minute approach to the assignment via lack of effort and analysis

 

*NB Anyone who does not fully complete a category receives an F in that category, which is a 50%.

 


 

LACMA Project 3: Vesuvius Project

         This project is worth 100 points and is due December 2.

         Based on your research on a chosen topic related to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79CE, you will create a web-based lesson/explanation for publication on the World Wide Web.

         This lesson/explanation will creatively demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of Roman culture and/or history. You can do a cooking demo, publish an illustrated essay, your call!

         This project may be on a topic different from the one you originally chose back in September.

         This project should incorporate information from your trips to the LACMA exhibit Pompeii and the Roman Villa and the Getty Villa, as well as additional research from primary sources.

 

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Technicalities

 

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Published on the web without errors

<3 spelling errors

Single-spaced

Easy to read font

Appropriately sized font

Bibliography follows MLA format & is annotated!!!

Published on the web with 1-3 errors

4-6 spelling errors

Single-spaced

Somewhat easy to read font

Mostly appropriately sized font

Bibliography follows MLA format & is not annotated

Published on the web with >4 errors

>7 spelling errors

Single-spaced

difficult to read font

awkwardly sized font

Bibliography does not follow MLA format & is not annotated

Content

 

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Topic is extremely interesting to student

Topic has been researched by at least 10 primary sources and 1 encyclopedia/tertiary source

Topic content is not plagiarized

Topic has been analyzed for relevance to LACMA exhibit, Getty Villa trip AND coursework

Topic has a clear and analytic point of reference to the eruption of 79CE & Roman history/culture

Topic teaches teacher and class new material about chosen topic

Student analyzes topics relevance to the modern world

Topic is somewhat interesting to student

Topic has been researched by at least 10 primary sources and 1 encyclopedia/tertiary source

Topic content is not plagiarized

Topic has been somewhat analyzed for relevance to LACMA exhibit, Getty Villa trip AND coursework

Topic has a clear point of reference to the eruption of 79CE & Roman history/culture; it is somewhat analytic

Topic teaches teacher and class some new material about chosen topic

Student somewhat analyzes topics relevance to the modern world

Topic is barely interesting to student

Topic has been researched by at least 10 primary sources and 1 encyclopedia/tertiary source

Topic content is not plagiarized

Topic has been somewhat analyzed for relevance to LACMA exhibit, Getty Villa trip OR coursework

Topic has a vague point of reference to the eruption of 79CE & Roman history/culture; it is descriptive

Topic teaches teacher and class rehashed material about chosen topic

Student describes topics relevance to the modern world

Creativity

 

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Student demonstrates a new idea in delivering web content effectively

Student works within historical/cultural interests to further own creativity

Students work impresses fellow students and teacher

Student demonstrates a common creative theme in delivering web content effectively

Student works within historical/cultural interests to solidify own creativity

Student demonstrates a somewhat creative aspect in delivering web content effectively

Student works within historical/cultural interests to attempt creativity

*NB Anyone who does not fully complete a category receives an F in that category, which is a 50%.