Greek Architecture Project
We are beginning our unit on Athens, Greece in Social Studies. Our democratic government was based on the first democracy that was formed in Athens, Greece. There are several of our government buildings that were modeled after Greek architecture. The purpose of this project is to provide the students with more exposure to Greek architecture and its importance in our country’s government. Listed below are the standards and task options for this assignment. This project counts as a test grade.
Standard: SS3H1-The student will explain the political roots for our modern democracy in the United States of America.
- Identify the influence of Greek architecture (columns on the Parthenon, U.S. Supreme Court building)
For this project, your child will choose one of the following options to create. They will write a paragraph that discusses the characteristics of Greek architecture that they have included in their project. They will also present their project and read their paragraph to the class during our presentations.
1) Poster: The poster should include the three characteristics of Greek architecture. It should include examples, labels, and your paragraph. Your pictures may be of any ancient Greek buildings or current buildings that show examples of the three characteristics of Greek architecture. The poster should be neat and creative.
2) Replica: The replica can be of any ancient Greek building or current building that shows the three characteristics of Greek architecture. You may use any type of materials to build your replica. Be sure to label the three characteristics and attach your paragraph.
3) Power Point: Your power point should be at least 5 slides and include the three characteristics of Greek architecture. You should include picture examples, labels, and your paragraph. The power point can be saved to disk, CD, or emailed to your teacher.
Greek Architecture Characteristics include:
columns (Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian), marble steps, and carvings.
Due Date: September 28th
Greek Architecture Rubric0 / 1 / 2 / 3
A descriptive paragraph on Greek architecture / Did not write a paragraph on Greek architecture. / Wrote a paragraph that was not specific to Greek architecture. Paragraph was 3-5 sentences. / Wrote a paragraph that was specific to Greek architecture. Paragraph was not 3-5 sentences. / Wrote a paragraph that was specific to Greek architecture. Paragraph was 3-5 sentences.
Grammar of written paragraph / Did not write a paragraph. / Majority of the sentences were incomplete and incorrect. / Mostly complete and correct sentences. / Contains only a few grammatical errors.
Presentation of project / Did not present their project (refused). / Did not speak loud enough for the class to hear or gave incorrect facts on their project. / Gave their best effort during presentation. Gave correct information. / Outstanding presentation.
Total points: / 12Grade: