For this project your group will
need to research your assigned topic, write a paper to report your findings,
and present your findings to the class in a creative manner.
Each group will be evaluated as a whole in conjunction with individual
participation points. The entire project will be worth 30 test
points with 10 points coming from each of the following categories:
participation, written paper, and presentation. We will
spend three days in the library doing research and writing the paper.
Groups will have 1 class period to peer edit their papers and prepare
their presentations. All group members MUST participate in
all group activities including: research, editing the written
paper, and preparing/participating in the presentation.
Students who miss three or more days during the Shakespeare research project
will be required to complete a separate writing assignment to earn full
credit. You are NOT allowed to simply give a speech for your oral
presentation. Instead, you are encouraged to be creative and
come with an original format for delivery. Some suggestions
for possible delivery formats are:
-- Present your information to the class in the form of a newscast complete with an anchor man/woman, weather forecast, sports, special reports etc.
-- Stage a talk show with a host and a panel of guests who are experts on your groupís project assignment.
-- Write and perform a rap or song about your groupís research topic.
-- Stage a game show such as Jeopardy etc. to present your groupís information.
-- Come up with your own creative idea. Get it okayed with Mr. Rispens first.
The group research topics are as follows:
Start your search using
the web links below. Please check with me or a librarian before searching
the net for additional sites.
|A Compendium of Common Knowledge 1558-1603||Model of the Globe|
|Shakespearean Landmarks||Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet|
|Welcome to Tudor England||Shakespeare Alive! Home Page|
Try searching these databases
for additional information about William Shakespeare and the Elizabethan