Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Grading Rubric for Test on Greeks

I. Authentic Sources Cited = 40 pts
Level one / 0-13 pts - No sources cited in information presented
                                   Sources are not authentic/reliable
                                   Sources are not used

Level two / 14-30 pts - Five authentic sources
                                     Sources are not cited in information
                                     Sources are barely used

Level three / 31-40 pts - Five or more authentic sources
                                       Sources are cited in information 
                                       Sources are clearly used thoroughly
II. Supplementary Visual with Information = 40 pts
Level one / 0-13 pts - Information is presented in a bare-bones manner
                                   No visual used / or visual used is rushed together
                                   Completely unorganized, lacking any seriousness

Level two / 14-30 pts - A visual is used to present information
                                     Visual is very straightforward with little creativity/effort
                                     Presentation is unorganized, too playful

Level three / 31-40 pts - Visual used is creative and helpful to the information presented
                                        Information is presented in organized, understandable manner
                                        Presentation is orderly, serious, and organized
III. Post on Blog = 20 pts
Level one / 1-7 pts - Information in post is too brief
                                 Information is plagiarized directly from sources
                                 No sources cited

Level two / 8-14 pts - Information is thorough but not well organized
                                   Too much unnecessary information present in post
                                   Few sources cited 

Level three / 15-20 pts - Information is thorough and understandable in an organized manner
                                       A summary of the important points in the information, pictures/links used
                                       All sources cited.


  1. Aristotle vs. Plato
    By: Ben Jones, Gabriella Elliott, Savanna Pettet, and Shyam Patel

    *This blog post includes the questions we researched and answered about Aristotle and Plato. The questions and answers also go along with the interview video.


    What were Aristotle's personal beliefs?
    - He believed that all people desired happiness but happiness was only achieved when a person used his/her intellectual abilities to their full power.

    What was Aristotle's view on literature?
    -He believed that literature is determined by our qualites/character and that these basic combinations of traits show in the actions at critical moments.

    What was Aristotle's philosophy?
    -He believed that understanding the material in reality can be achieved by properly identifying the essential traits of the materials and distinguishing these traits.


    What were Plato's personal beliefs?
    -Plato, like Aristotle, believed that all people desired happiness in some way; however, he believed happiness was the result of a healthy soul.

    What was Plato's view on literature?
    -He believes that it is difficult to put theorys and ideas in words, but readers will understand them after long thought, discussion, and questioning.

    What was Plato's philosophy?
    -He believed the nature and destiny of a man has an individual soul chained to a material body and that the metaphysics ultimate reality is spiritual in nature.

  2. Ancient Greece
    By: Justin, Tyler, Chrystal, Zandy, and Arthur

    In Ancient Greece the people take their culture, society, economy, and history very seriously. One of the most important things in Ancient Greece's culture is religion. People of Ancient Greece are very proud of their culture. Holidays and festivals are taken very seriously. In Ancient Greece society Men have to be involved in theater if they were not involved in the military or politics. The plays acted out by the male Grecians had to involve gods or politics but came in many genres. In Ancient Greece economy many people depended on agriculture. The Greeks also were highly involved in trading in which they gave profit to the farmers. In Ancient Greece History many important things have happened. One of the most important things that happened in Ancient Greece's history is the Trojan War. The Trojan War started because the Greeks decided to use a strategy of war to seduce the opponent. The strategy with the wooden horse was a very smart plan. The Greeks hid in a hollow wooden horse where they jumped out in a surprise attack against the opponent, killing them all.

    Culture: www.buzzle.com/articles/greek-culture-facts.html
    Society: www.ancientgreece.com/5/life/
    Economy: www.history-world.org/greece%20economy.html
    History: www.stanford.edu/~plomia/history.html

  3. Ancient Greece
    By: Hunter, Natalie, Ben, Ryan

    In ancient Greece their are many tradition and values that made the culture and society of the ancient greek unique. There were traditions such as the close intact the creece men had with nudity. Nudity was used in sports, to celebrate birthdays, and many forms of art. The religion in greek culture was taken extremely serious in their culture and was used in basically all forms of their lives. Theatre was extremely important to the men along with military and politics. In the ancient greek theatre, Greek mythology was used often. The women in the society were not taken seriously and was as if their opinions did not matter. There were many history of war and heroism in this culture also, due to the fact military was taken so seriously.

  4. Sophocles, Aeschylus, & Euripides
    By: Tommy, Emily, Courtney, Deneshia


    Sophocles work is considered the pinnacle of greek tragedy. He stared as an actor but he was unable to continue due to problems with his voice. he created the cult of the God Asclepius in 420 BCE. Sophocles wrote around 123 plays for the Arthenian theatre, and won 24 festivals. He placed second in every festival that he did not win.


    Aeschylus had a brother named Cynegeirus but he died fighting at Marathon. Aeschylus was the first of the three classical playwrights of 5th century Athens. He wrote between 60 and 90 plays. His first win at the drama festival (city Dionysia) came in 484 BCE. He was prosecuted for revealing the mysteries of Eleusis in one of his plays, but he was proven innocent. Aeschylus was driven from the city by growing social and political unrest.


    Euripides wrote 92 plays, but most people know only 80 of them. He was the last of Athens' great tragic poets. He took part in the sophist movement and lived as a recluse. Which is a person that does not go out in the public. Euripides left Athens in 408 BCE at request of King Archelaus of Macedon.