Purpose: to become aware of the major political, cultural and religious developments in world history at the time of the Tudors and their important roles in these events, especially Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
Day 1 Class will meet in Library/computer lab and be divided in eight groups of 3 at workstations with internet access.
Teacher with class will investigate the time period with search engines and use Mind Meister to brainstorm and interconnect the important issues and individuals of the era.
Each group will plot these events on the web tool free-timeline.com at their stations .
Teacher will identify key social, cultural, political, religious, economic and historic events that need to be on their timeline. Homework assignment is to complete this task collaboratively and submit work by end of next class.
Day 2 Class divides into their groups to revise the timelines for submissions.
Teacher informs class that their next task is to create either a cartoon using web tool ToonDoo depicting a historical event / character or a Word document of no more than 500 words analyzing the role and contribution of an individual from this time period.
The remainder of the period the class will work individually at workstations exploring the internet on the topic they have chosen.
For homework the students will synthesize their research and produce a finished project.
Students without access to computers at home will be allowed to initially write out their document or draw free-hand their cartoon but will be given lab time to accomplish the technology portion of this assignment.
Day 3 The class meets in their regular classroom where each student will present their work.
Students will discuss why this particular event or individual was chosen.
Students will read their word document papers and answer any questions concerning their topic.
Students will present their cartoons and explain the connection to the Tudors, if necessary. Inquiries will also be answered.
Students will discuss, reflect and access each others creations and select which ones should be displayed on the class bulletin board.
The class will end with the students being informed that the following day there will be a test of 25 multiple choice questions(2 points each) and an essay worth 50 points on the Tudors and their time.
Standard 2 : Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments and turning points in world history and examine the broad sweep of history from a variety of perspectives.
Key Idea 2: Establishing timeframes, exploring different periodizations, examining themes across time and focusing on important turning points in world history. (timelines task)
Key Idea 3: Study of the major social, political, cultural, and religious developments in world history involves learning about important roles and contributions of individuals and groups.
The students will create and design cartoons or compose, formulate, generalize in their Word document.
Rubric for Unit – The Tudors Poor (5) Fair (10) Good (15) Excellent(20) Criteria ______ ______ ______ ______ TOTAL POINTS Could list, identify, tell, label and describe few major events and figures Could list, identify, tell, label and describe some major events and figures Could list, identify, tell, label and describe most major events and figures Could list, identify, tell, label and describe all major events and figures Bloom’s Skill Knowledge Repeated errors and sloppy layout distracted from main idea. Misspelled words, incomplete sentences, unstructured layout A few errors or poor choices but main idea explained. Usage was correct and construction and style clear. Composition, Grammar, Layout Submitted incomplete tasks Only submitted timeline portion of assignment Created finished projects using only two tools. Created products using all requested tools; internet, timeline, ToonDoo, Word Proficient in the use of technology Fails to state or explains events Somewhat explains events Adequately explains events Fully and clearly explains events Interpret and analyze information about important events
Missing data on timelines.
From internet searches
Most events on timelines
Most facts reported in papers
All events on timelines
All events and facts reported in papers.
all and additional facts and events located
Use of technology to locate, collect, process and report data