Teacher Notes

Objectives:

Research:

- Students
will conduct research on the given topic using web-based resources.
- Students
will focus research on the given topic by using the graphic organizer.
- Students will analyze and evaluate information to draw a conclusion that answers the lesson's key question: Which ancient civilization from the Mediterranean area most influenced the modern world?
- Students
will work cooperatively in teams to complete the research, make decisions,
and create the product.

Presentation:

- Students
will prepare a PowerPoint presentation to present its findings, opinions and
ideas based on the research they did.
- Students
will use PowerPoint to create slides that include backgrounds, text,
graphics, and animation.
- Students
will complete the required slides according to the steps listed on the
Process page.

Preparation:

- Decide
how many days to spend on research and PowerPoint presentation.
- Divide
students into groups. Try to group computer savvy students with those who
will need help.
- Explain
navigation through the webquest to students.
- Discuss the key question of the lesson and what it means. Give students examples of achievements of ancient civilizations that have influenced the modern world, so students can understand what focus their research should take.
- Review
elements of PowerPoint that will be required in presentation.
- Teach
students how access and use graphics from other sources such as the internet
in
presentations.
- Teach
students the procedure for documenting sources of information and graphics used
in presentations.

Extension:

After presentations are
made, teachers could pick a group of students to create an online virtual museum
that contains examples of ancient Mediterranean contributions to the modern
world. (A good G/T project)

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