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The Gods and Figures
of Ancient Europe

A WebQuest
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Introduction   Task   Procedure   Resources   Evaluation   Conclusion   Teacher Info   Sites Cited

Introduction:
As a famous archeologist, you have been asked to visit Greek and Roman sites from ancient Europe. While there, you discover an ancient text that contains information on many famous ancient Greek and Roman figures.  You realize you can become even more famous by writing biographies of these famous figures.
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Task:
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Complete a biographical sketch.  Write a first-person introduction and present it to other archeologists.  It must be one page long and must describe the person's attributes, contributions and the people he/she may have influenced.  Click here for an example.  Once you have created the biographical sketch, you will complete one project from the selection in this handout.
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Procedure:
  1. Review the timelines of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. 
  2. To have a better understanding of the Roman God, review the list and complete the missing information.
  3. Select a figure to write about.
  4. Select a project to work on.
  5. Have your teacher approve your selection.
  6. Take notes.
  7. Complete a final draft.
  8. Work on your project.
  9. Complete your project.
  10. Make a presention to your class.
  11. Hand in your notes with your final copy.
  12. Turn in your project.
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Resources:
Greek Figures
Herodotus
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His life
His writings
The Greek Historian
Alexander the Great
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All about Alexander
Alexander the Great
Daedalus
daedalus
The Inventor
Daedalus
Pericles
pericles
Athenian Statesman
His Life
Euclid
euclid
Father of Geometry
Mathematician
Odysseus
odysseus
Ruler of Ithaca
Soldier of the Trojan War
Homer
homer
Author
Greek Poet
Pythagoas
pythagoras
Mathematician
Music Theorist
Penelope
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Wife of Odysseus
Faithful Wife
Aeschylus
aeschylus
Founder of Greek Drama
Greek Tragedian
Democritus
democritus
Philosopher
The Laughing Philosopher
Athena
athena
Goddess of Wisdom
Daughter of Zeus
Solon
solon
A Wise Man
Lawmaker and Poet
Zeus
zeus
King of the Gods
Ruler of Olympus
Aristophanes
aristophenes
Comedy Writer
Writer of Plays
Socrates
socrates
Philosopher
Greek Philosopher
Sophacles
sophacles
Playwright
Ancient Greek Tragedian
Demeter
demeter
Goddess of Grain
Sister of Zeus
Plato
plato
Disciple of Socrates
Founder of Academy of Athens
Hippocrates
hippo
Father of Medicine
Greek Physician
Thucydides
thucydides
Historian
The Peloponnisian War
Hercules
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Son of Zeus
Strongman
Aristotle
aristotle
Philosopher
Teacher of Alexander the Great
Hestia
hestia
Goddess of the Hearth
Sister of Zeus
Philip II
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King of Macedonia
Father of Alexander the Great
Prometheus
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A Titan
Stealer of Fire
Furies
furies
Female Form of Vengeance
Punishers of Crime
Additional Sites for Research
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Myth Web
The Olympians
Greek Heroes
Myth Man and Homework Help
Chart of the Olympian Gods
Ancient Greek Recipes

Taconic Hills Library Links
Roman Figures
Hannibal
hannibal
Military Commander
Biography
Hannibal
Juno
Juno
Wife of Jupiter
Queen of the Gods
Mars
Mars
God of War
Son of Jupiter
Scipio
scipio
Roman General

Vulcan
Vulcan
God of Fire
Forger of Weapons
Minerva
Minerva
Daughter of Jupiter
Patron of Physicians
Neptune
neptpune
God of the Sea
Poseidon?
Julius Caesar
Caesar
Conqueror of Gaul
Roman Politician
Janus
Janus
God of Beginnings and Endings
Ceres
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Goddess of Motherhood
Daughter of Saturn
Venus
Venus
Goddess of Love and Beauty
Daughter of Jupiter
Virgil
virgil
Roman Poet
Biography
Cleopatra
cleopatra
Father's Glory
The Last Pharoah
Agrippina
Agrippina
Agrippina the Elder
Woman of Ancient Rome
Cupid
cupid
God of Love
Son of Venus
Octavian
octavian
Emperor of Rome
Biography
Mercury
Mercury
Mercury
God of Commerce
Satur
saturn
God of the Harvest
Father of Jupiter

Calpurnia
calpurnia
Wife of Caesar
Biography
Diana
diana
Goddess of the Hunt
Goddess of Nature
Constantine
constantine
The Great
Biography
Vesta
Vesta
Goddess of Home, Hearth, Family
Vesta
Jupiter
Jupiter
God of Law and Order
The Shining Father
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Additional Sites for Research

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Roman Empire Facts and Figures
Roman Gods
Famous Romans

Layout of a Roman House
Roman Dress
Roman Games
Gladiator Exhibition

Use this interactive map of the Roman Empire to visit different times. 

Index of Roman History
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Evaluation:

Evaluation Topics
Points
Biographical Research Notes
50
Final Copy of Research in the First Person
50
Presentation of Biographical Information
50
Completed Project
50

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Conclusion:
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Congratulations on a job well done!  Your biography was brilliant and received rave reviews!  The critics can't wait for your next publication. What ancient cities and people will you be exploring next?
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Teacher Info:
This WebQuest was created as a collaboration between the Technology and Social Studies Departments at Taconic Hills Middle School.  The WebQuest was designed by Mrs. Ueland (Computer Technology Teacher, Lead Tech Facilitator) based upon a lesson plan from Mrs. Sigler (6th Grade Teacher).

This WebQuest was created to be used in a 6th grade class.  The topics covered are inline with  NYS ELA , NYS  Social Studies and Technology standards.


For more information, e-mail
Mrs. Ueland
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Sites Cited:
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http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/search/images/
http://www.in2greece.com/english/historymyth/history/ancient/

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