presentation on 2 ancient warriors grade 8 9 level questions to be answered conclusion and an infographic visual 1 page presentation

Please note that the task is grade 8 level. Below is attached the reflection log broken down into parts. Part 1 & 2 is completed and the 2 warriors have been picked. After obtaining information about warriors and filling out the questions and citations used a paragraph outlining what was found will be written.

From all the information gathered an infographic needs to be done. This is a one page visual presentation of the information gathered.

Ancient Warriors

Throughout this unit, we have looked at many ways civilizations engaged in fighting – both internally and externally. In addition, we have focused on making unexpected connections between ideas and organizing information to formulate an argument. Now it is time to put these skills into action and compare Ancient Warriors.

TASK

  1. Research and present on two Ancient Warriors : WARRIORS ARE SAMURAI (BEFORE FIREARMS) AND SPARTANS (CIRCA 9TH CENTURY BC, 196 BC)
    1. No battles can have actually happened in history!
    2. Be unique with your battle selection! Challenge yourself to pick very different warriors.
  2. Gather information and formulate an argument answering why would Warrior A beat Warrior B in a battle?
    1. For your argument: assume there are approximately the same number of soldiers on each side and the battle is on neutral grounds.
    2. Criteria to include: technology, strategies, weaponry, armour, training
  3. All your work must be organized in the Research Log provided, including the use of the “drawing conclusions” chart.
  4. Create a digital infographic presentation to share your conclusion

REFLECTION LOG: I HAVE COMPLETED PART 1 & 2!

Organizing your Research:

Part 1: Action Plan

Planning Dates:

Planning: Strategies

Start Date: April 7/2020

Due Date for Research: May 1/2020

Presentation Date:

Strategies I will use to complete:

My Research:

  • I will identify my topic that I will discuss.
    • In this case I will identify the 2 ancient warriors I will be researching.
    • I will set up what categories of what I will cover for my presentation. For example will I cover battles, time frames, what was unique to these warriors and what made them a warrior and historical. This information I will place in my research log
    • I will organize my categories so I can make notes under each category from the research I do.
    • I will obtain 5-6 credible sources to obtain my information for my research and will make a note to ensure I use citations.
      • One way I will identify articles is by using keywords in the search engine to see what sources are available.

My Presentation:

  • For my presentation I will share my conclusion in infographic form.
    • I choose infographic because it allows the audience to have a different way of obtaining the information and allows for imagination.

Part 2: Your Topics

Ancient Warrior 1:

Samurai (before firearms)

Ancient Warrior 2:

Spartans (circa 9th century BC – 196 BC

Your Presentation Style:

Infographic

After you locate your sources, record the useful information they contain here.

Remember to use at least one database source and one book source!

DATABASE Source #1: Write the name here

Link: Share the link here

Your Notes (in your own words!):

  • Record any and all useful information here

Source #2: Write the name here

Link: Share the link here

Your Notes (in your own words!):

  • Record any and all useful information here

Source #3: Write the name of the book here

Link: Share the link here

Your Notes (in your own words!):

  • Record any and all useful information here!

Source #4: Write the name of the book here

Link: Share the link here

Your Notes (in your own words!):

  • Record any and all useful information here!

*4 is the minimum number of sources, if you use more sources, copy and paste more tables below.

Your Works Cited List:

To format references in MLA properly use the guides provided for you on the Southpointe Learning Commons found here and the website citethisforme.

Sources (Alphabetical order):

Part 3: Your Conclusion

Organize your research into the drawing conclusions graphic organizer we used in class. The conclusion you reach needs to answer why would Warrior “A” beat Warrior “B” in a battle?

EVIDENCE #1

EVIDENCE #2

EVIDENCE #3

EVIDENCE #4

↓ ↓ ↓ ↓

Why would Warrior “A” beat Warrior “B” in a battle?

CONCLUSION (PEARL paragraph)

Link to your presentation: Insert a link to your presentation here! (Make sure the settings are changed so I can view the document!)

Your Reflection & Self-Assessment:

Instructions:

After you have finished all other work for this project, you will be asked to reflect on your learning experience.

Write 2-3 sentences that explain your answer to each of the following questions:

What do you think were the most successful parts of your research?

What did you struggle with most?

How well did you organize your notes?

Because of this experience, what will you do differently next time?

Assessment:

Research Log & Reflection: Criteria B (below)

Presentation & Citations: Criteria C

Conclusion: Criteria D

Complete a self-assessment by highlighting the strands of the rubric you believe you achieved. Justify your scores below.

Criterion B: Investigating

Criterion C: Communicating

Criterion D: Thinking Critically

… does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.

  1. N/A
  2. formulates a limited action plan or does not follow a plan
  3. collects and records limited or sometimes irrelevant information
  4. with guidance, reflects on the research process and results in a limited way.
  1. communicates information and ideas in a way that is not always appropriate to the audience and purpose
  2. organizes information and ideas in a limited way
  3. lists sources of information inconsistently.
  1. begins to analyse concepts, issues, models, visual representation and/or theories in a limited way
  2. begins to identify connections between information to make simple arguments
  3. N/A
  4. identifies different perspectives.
  1. N/A
  2. formulates and occasionally follows a partial action plan to investigate a research question
  3. uses a method(s) to collect and record some relevant information
  4. with guidance, reflects on the research process and results.
  1. communicates information and ideas in a way that is somewhat appropriate to the audience and purpose
  2. somewhat organizes information and ideas
  3. creates an adequate reference list and sometimes cites sources.
  1. completes a simple analysis of concepts, issues, models, visual representation and/or theories
  2. summarizes information to make some adequate arguments
  3. N/A
  4. recognizes different perspectives and suggests some of their implications.
  1. N/A
  2. formulates and mostly follows a sufficiently developed action plan to investigate a research question
  3. uses methods to collect and record appropriate relevant information
  4. with guidance, evaluates the research process and results.
  1. communicates information and ideas in a way that is mostly appropriate to the audience and purpose
  2. mostly structures information and ideas according to the task instructions
  3. creates an adequate reference list and usually cites sources.
  1. completes a suitable analysis of concepts, issues, models, visual representation and/or theories
  2. summarizes information in order to make usually valid arguments
  3. N/A
  4. clearly recognizes different perspectives and describes most of their implications.
  1. N/A
  2. formulates and effectively follows a consistent action plan to investigate a research question
  3. uses methods to collect and record appropriate and varied relevant information
  4. with guidance, provides a detailed evaluation of the research process and results.
  1. communicates information and ideas in a way that is completely appropriate to the audience and purpose
  2. structures information and ideas completely according to the task instructions
  3. creates a complete reference list and always cites sources.
  1. completes a detailed analysis of concepts, issues, models, visual representation and/or theories
  2. summarizes information to make consistent, well-supported arguments
  3. N/A
  4. clearly recognizes different perspectives and consistently explains their implications.

Justification of scores: