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Ancient Civilization

6th Year Ancient Civilization Report


Name of Ancient Civilization:________________________


Paragraph 1: Introductory Paragraph:

Introduce the empire and region of Central or South America. Include subtopics that will indicate what the body of the paper will be about. A closing statement is also required.


Paragraph 2: Political Structure

What was the office and rank of the officials in the empire? Were warfare and tribute important to the ruler? Did the people pay tribute or taxes to the ruler? Was the political structure based on city states? Were political alliances strengthened through marriage?


Paragraph 3: Geography

Describe the location of the empire and the surrounding territory. Include a map which indicates the location of important city-states, routes, water sources, temples, or anything else you find necessary to portray the geography of the empire.


Paragraph 4: Economy

How did the empire support itself? Manufacturing, trade, agriculture? Did empires fight for economic advantage or for prisoners? Did conquered tribes have to pay annual tributes? Did the empire have specific farming techniques which helped their economic status?


Choose one from paragraph 5 and 6.


Paragraph 5: Mathematical Contributions  (Choice)

Did the empire contribute significant mathematical discoveries? Did they create any specific tools for mathematical computation or concepts? Be specific by including accurate descriptions and details.


Paragraph 6: Astronomy (Choice)

Did the empire contribute significant astronomical discoveries? Did they construct observatories? Make discoveries about constellations, comets, or other celestial events? Did they invent any devices to advance their astronomical studies? How did their interest in astronomy affect their daily lives? Did they invent a calendar?


Paragraph 7: Architecture

Did the architects use certain principles or methods during the construction of their empires? What was the basic structure that housed the populace? Did they include mythology in their architecture? Were hieroglyphic inscriptions carved into the temples? Did they include windows, doorways, stairs, fountains or royal baths in their designs? Were the temples accessible to the populace? Did the architects include open, grassy areas for the markets or games of the people?


Paragraph 8: Closing paragraph:

Concluding paragraph should re-summarize paragraphs 2-8. Include some significant facts, but do not introduce any new information.  

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                                              Ancient Civilization Report Rubric (6th Grade)

Points

         1

         2

         3

         4

Total

Title Page

Missing three or more elements

Missing two elements

Missing one element

Title page with all elements

Oral

Presentation

No eye contact,

Voice too  low, poor tone and style

Little eye contact, poor voice, projection, tone and style

Some eye contact, poor voice, projection, tone and style

Excellent eye contact, voice projection, pleasing tone, and engaging style

Spelling

Grammar

7 or more errors in spelling or mechanics

5-6 errors in spelling or mechanics

3-4 errors in spelling or mechanics

0-2 errors in spelling or mechanics

Timeliness

Over a week late

A week late

A day or two late

Handed in on time

3-D  Shelter or Fundamental Need of Art

Needs improvement

Good

Very Good

Excellent

Intro

Paragraph

Included one out of 4 criteria

Included 2 out of 4 criteria

Included 3 out of 4 criteria

Included all criteria

Political Structure

Doesn’t cover any topics of political structure

Covers some topics of political structure

Covers most of topics of political structure

Describes topics of political structure with great detail

Geography

Doesn’t cover any topics of geographic location

Covers some topics of geographic location

Covers most of topics of geographic location

Describes topics of geographic location  with great detail

Economic Structure

Doesn’t cover any topics of Economic Structure

Covers some topics of Economic Structure

Covers most of topics of Economic Structure

Describes topics of Economic Structure with great detail

Mathematical Contributions

Doesn’t cover any topics of Mathematical Contributions

Covers some topics of Mathematical Contributions

Covers most of topics of Mathematical Contributions

Describes topics of Mathematical Contributions with great detail

Astronomy

Doesn’t cover any topics of Astronomy

Covers some topics of Astronomy

Covers most of topics of Astronomy

Describes topics of Astronomy with great detail

Architecture

Doesn’t cover any topics of Architecture

Covers some topics of Architecture

Covers most of topics of Architecture

Describes topics of Architecture with great detail

Conclusion

Did not complete conclusion with required subtopics

Incomplete conclusion with some of the subtopics included

Completed conclusion with most of the subtopics included

Completed conclusion with all subtopics summarized and a closing statement

Bibliography Page

No citations included

Citations follow a standard bibliographic format with 5 or more errors

Citations follow a standard bibliographic format with 3-4 errors

Citations follow a standard bibliographic format with 0-2 errors.

Grading Scale

A= 52-49

B= 48-44

C= 43-40

D= 39-37

F= 36-0

Total

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