Mesopotamia Newspaper Assignment

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Ancient Mesopotamia Newspaper Assignment

   You will put together a newspaper that might have been published in ancient Mesopotamia
   You should base your publication on features that would be found in present day papers, such as:
               Front page news
               Sports
               Fashion
               Horoscopes
               Classifieds etc.
   Make sure the write them as though you were living during this time period
   You should have at least three major articles and at least six features. Make sure to include images or
    maps to support your topics.

Here are some possible ideas to follow:
                                                    Possible Information to Include:
Political Developments          Leaders
                                Conquests

Cultural Developments             Artistic developments
                                  Literature
                                  Philosophy
                                  Architecture
                                  Religion
                                  Law
                                  Education

Technological/Economic            Trading partners
Developments                      Trading products
                                  Currency/banking
                                  Agricultural achievements
                                  Engineering achievements
                                  Inventions


   You will be given one period to work on this project in the library and one period in the computer lab.
   You must provide a properly formatted bibliography with your report
   You will be evaluated according to the rubric below.
Category                                 Level 1                 Level 2                Level 3                 Level 4
Knowledge and                            -The student            -The student           -The student            -The student




                         Below Level 1
Understanding                            demonstrates limited    demonstrates some      demonstrates            demonstrates
(information is                          knowledge of the        knowledge of the       considerable            thorough knowledge
accurate, on topic,                      empire studied          empire studied         knowledge of the        of the empire studied
and complete)                                                                           empire studied


Communication                            -The student            -The student           -The student            -The student
                         Below Level 1


(spelling, grammar,                      communicates ideas      communicates ideas     communicates ideas      communicates ideas
and sentence                             and research with       and research with      and research with       and research
structure are correct)                   limited effectiveness   some effectiveness     considerable            effectively
                                                                                        effectiveness


Application                              -The student shows      -The student shows     -The student shows      -The student shows
                         Below Level 1




(maps/images                             limited evidence of     some evidence of       considerable evidence   thorough evidence of
included, proper                         research                research               of research             research
bibliography,                            -Bibliography is        -Bibliography is       -Bibliography is        -Bibliography is
adequate research)                       incorrectly formatted   formatted somewhat     formatted correctly     correct and complete
                                         -No images/maps         correctly              -Some images/maps       -Images/maps add to
                                                                 -Few images/maps                               effectiveness of
                                                                                                                report

Thinking and                             -The student            -The student           -The student            -The student
                         Below Level 1




Inquiry                                  demonstrates limited    demonstrates some      demonstrates            demonstrates through
(research goes                           evidence of analysis    evidence of analysis   considerable evidence   evidence of analysis
beyond the basics,                       and few thorough        and some thorough      of analysis and         and thorough
uses analysis and                        explanations            explanations           thorough explanations   explanations
thorough
explanations)

				
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