Process

                              

      

Ancient Greece vs. Ancient Rome 

Process 1

Each time traveler on your team has three specific areas to research. The first step is to thoroughly research your areas independently. Be sure to document your findings completely and accurately. This will take approximately two to three weeks.

Traveller #1: Your job is to research the areas of philosophy, education and technology in both ancient Greece and ancient Rome. First you will use the Internet to gather information on your areas of specialty. The following websites have great information as well as links to other sites with additional great information:

Greek Philosophy:

                             

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_philosophy

Roman Philosophy:

                              

 http://www.crystalinks.com/romephilosophy.html

Greek Technology:

                                    

http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Greeks.htm

Roman Technology:

                                  

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/romans/tech.shtml

Greek Education:

                                         

http://www.crystalinks.com/greekeducation.html

http://www.discoverychannel.co.uk/greece/education/index.shtml

Roman Education:

                                  

http://www.crystalinks.com/romeducation.html 

http://www.tqnyc.org/NYC051950/jaredromeeducation.htm

* Next, you will note your findings on the table provided in the following link: http://ancientgreekrobot.zoomshare.com/files/Information_Table.doc 

You must record a minimum of five well-supported pieces of information in each category (Greek philosophy, Roman philosophy, Greek education, Roman education, Greek technology and Roman technology). Since you will be researching a total of six areas, you will record at least 30 pieces of information.

* After you have recorded your complete findings, you will organize the information by comparing and contrasting the information in three venn diagrams, one per area of study. Print out venn diagrams from the following web page: http://ancientgreekrobot.zoomshare.com/files/venn.pdf

* Additionally, you must gather three artifacts (images and pictures from websites or other sources including books and magazines; you may also create original artifacts) for each of your areas of study to place in the time capsule which will be presented to the people of 2008. Each artifact should be accompanied by a three to five sentence explanation. You are required to have a minimum of 18 items for the time capsule. You may choose to present your time capsule in any creative way you like. Some examples of this are a poster, report format, PowerPoint, diorama, etc.

* Once you have organized your findings, report back to your team to discuss the information. 

Traveller #2: Your job is to research the areas of art/literature, architecture and sports in both ancient Greece and ancient Rome. First you will use the Internet to gather information on your areas of specialty. The following websites have great information as well as links to other sites with additional  information:

Greek Art and Literature

          

http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/ent/A0821703.html

http://historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/art/greekart.htm

http://upge.wn.com/?t=ancientgreece/index11.txt

http://www.ancient-greece.org/art.html

http://academic.reed.edu/humanities/110Tech/Iliad.html#Homeric (The Iliad)

Roman Art and Literature

            

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/art/index.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/mosaics_gallery.shtml (mosaics)

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/zeugma/mosaic.html (mosaics)

Greek Architecture

             

http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/world/A0821702.html

http://historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/architecture/greekarch.htm

http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Art/

http://greece.mrdonn.org/acropolis.html

Roman Architecture

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/architecture/romarch.htm 

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/warriorchallenge/gladiators/interactive_flash.html (Colosseum)

http://cp.c-ij.com/english/3D-papercraft/building/colosseum_e.html (make a model of the Colosseum)

http://www.unrv.com/culture/architecture.php

Greek Sports and Games

http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Olympics/ 

http://historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/games/index.htm

http://greece.mrdonn.org/olympics.html

http://education.nmsu.edu/webquest/wq/olympics/olympicwq.html

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/worldhistory/ancientgreekolympics1.htm

http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/olympics/Olympics_The_Ancient_Olympic_Games.htm

Roman Sports and Games

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/games/index.htm 

http://rome.mrdonn.org/circus.html 

http://rome.mrdonn.org/gladiators.html

* Next, you will note your findings on the table provided in the following link: http://ancientgreekrobot.zoomshare.com/files/Information_Table.doc 

You must record a minimum of five well-supported pieces of information in each category (Greek architecture, Roman architecture, Greek art/literature, Roman art/literature, Greek sports and Roman sports). Since you will be researching a total of six areas, you will record at least 30 pieces of information.

* After you have recorded your complete findings, you will organize the information by comparing and contrasting the information in three venn diagrams, one per area of study. Print out venn diagrams from the following web page: http://ancientgreekrobot.zoomshare.com/files/venn.pdf

* Additionally, you must gather three artifacts (images and pictures from websites or other sources including books and magazines; you may also create original artifacts) for each of your areas of study to place in the time capsule which will be presented to the people of 2008. Each artifact should be accompanied by a three to five sentence explanation. You are required to have a minimum of 18 items for the time capsule.

* Once you have organized your findings, report back to your team to discuss the information. 

Traveller #3: Your job is to research the areas of daily life, religion, and government in both ancient Greece and ancient Rome. First you will use the Internet to gather information on your areas of specialty. The following websites have great information as well as links to other sites with additional  information:

Greek Daily Life

        

http://www.historylink102.com/greece3

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/

http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Life/

Roman Daily Life

http://rome.mrdonn.org

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans

Greek Religion

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks

http://www.mythweb.com/gods/index.html

http://greece.mrdonn.org

http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Mythology

http://www.crystalinks.com/greekgods.html

 

Roman Religion

http://rome.mrdonn.org/gods.html

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/religion/index.htm

Greek Government

http://www.discoverychannel.co.uk/greece/politics/government/index.shtml

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks

Roman Government

http://rome.mrdonn.org

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/government/index.htm

 

* Next, you will note your findings on the table provided in the following link: http://ancientgreekrobot.zoomshare.com/files/Information_Table.doc

You must record a minimum of five well-supported pieces of information in each category (Greek daily life, Roman daily life, Greek religion, Roman religion, Greek government and Roman government). Since you will be researching a total of six areas, you will record at least 30 pieces of information.

* After you have recorded your complete findings, you will organize the information by comparing and contrasting the information in three venn diagrams, one per area of study. Print out venn diagrams from the following web page: http://ancientgreekrobot.zoomshare.com/files/venn.pdf

* Additionally, you must gather three artifacts (images and pictures from websites or other sources including books and magazines; you may also create original artifacts) for each of your areas of study to place in the time capsule which will be presented to the people of 2008. Each artifact should be accompanied by a three to five sentence explanation. You are required to have a minimum of 18 items for the time capsule.

* Once you have organized your findings, report back to your team to discuss the information.

              

Process 2

Once all time travellers have completed their research, they will meet with their team to discuss their findings. Team members will carefully discuss the information and begin working collectively to complete their required group projects. This will take approximately four to six weeks.

Once your team projects have been completed, you will then present them to the class.

Team Project #1:

As the expert in Greek technology Traveller #1, you will be the team leader for the first team project.

View the short video clip on Ancient Greek robots at the following website:

http://www.newscientist.com/blog/technology/2007/07/programmable-robot-from-60ad.html

Download construction plans for the robot from the following website: http://ancientgreekrobot.zoomshare.com/files/robot_plans.doc Download materials list and required tools list from the following website: 

http://ancientgreekrobot.zoomshare.com/files/Programmable_Robot_Materials_List.doc 

Construct the robot. Program the robot to perform desired maneuvers by experimenting with different combinations of pegs, varying rope lengths and varying mast heights. Meticulously document and record your findings. You will be required to demonstrate your ability to program the robot to perform specific maneuvers. With three different mast heights and three corresponding rope lengths, record the maximum distance the robot will travel and the maximum number of discrete maneuvers the robot can make. Record this information on an Excel spreadsheet and generate appropriate graphs displaying the data. Compose an expository paragraph in which you discuss possible applications of this ancient technology.

Team Project #2

As the expert in the areas of  art, architecture and sports, Traveller #2, you will be the team leader for the second team project. Analyze and discuss the information gathered in the areas of art, architecture, and sports. Once you have an in-depth understanding of these subjects in terms of both the Greeks and the Romans, choose one culture to represent and create an original mural depicting elements of that culture's daily life. Specifically, include images of the architecture and sport.  Be sure your piece is stylistically representative of the culture you have chosen. Attach a detailed written description/explanation of the mural.

Additionally, you must compose an original poem depicting your mural scene in Epic Style.  Refer to Homer's The Illiad at the following website to get an idea of epic prose:  http://classics.mit.edu/Homer/iliad.1.i.html 

You will present your mural to the class. Your mural should serve to persuade them to agree that your preferred culture is the one they should choose as well.

Team Project #3

As the expert in the areas of religion, government and daily life, Traveller #3, you will be the team leader for the third team project. Carefully analyze the information gathered by Traveller #3 dealing with religion, government and daily life. Discuss the various "pros" and "cons" associcated with both civilizations. First you will compose a persuasive essay which you will later read to the class. Based on the essay, you will create a PowerPoint presentation that discusses the key points of each of the three aspects of both civilizations, and highlights the "pros" of each.  Using this set of "pros", propose a form of state religion (or lack of state religion), government and daily routine that the new inhabitants of the region should live by when the Earth slides through the tear in the fabric of time.

                          

Process 3

Team members:

You must now present your team projects to the class. 

*Present your robot. Discuss any problems you encountered during its construction and how you were able to circumvent them. Demonstrate your robot's capabilities to the class and discuss its possible ancient applications, and implications it had for future generations of scientists.

*Present your mural and epic prose to the class. Explain what is happening in the scene.  Read your epic to the class.

*Present your time capsule to the class.

*Present your PowerPoint to the class. Convince your audience to choose the civilization that you favor. 

Remember that it is wise to rehearse all aspects of your presentation prior to actually giving it!