Dark Ages Research Project and Diorama

1. Pick a topic (Study history from about 200-1500 depending on topic)

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           a) Maya and Aztecs
           b) Umayyad’s and Abbasids
           c) Chinese (Tang, Song or Ming Dynasty) and Mongols
2.  Information to find
           a) Find a map of the two empires and explain the geography (land and water features, weather, etc.)
           b) Summarize the history of the empires in a paragraph: basic information only (copy/paste = 0)
           f) List 5 Interesting facts about each empire
Level 4: Pick one of your two civilizations and create a diorama in a shoe box (or similar)
– Diorama should recreate a scene you may have found from the time period
3. Make sure to cite your work (minimum 3 sources)
           – use www.bibme.org if you need help
Scoring:         1 – Basic information, but project is not complete
                                   2 – All questions answered and sources cited
                                   3 – All questions answered with specific details and sources cited correctly
                                   4 – Level 3 plus a diorama (Honors: written explanation of diorama scene)
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Dark Ages Research Project and Diorama
1. Pick a topic (Study history from about 200-1500 depending on topic)
           a) Maya and Aztecs
           b) Umayyad’s and Abbasids
           c) Chinese (Tang, Song or Ming Dynasty) and Mongols
2.  Information to find
           a) Find a map of the two empires and explain the geography (land and water features, weather, etc.)
           b) Summarize the history of the empires in a paragraph: basic information only (copy/paste = 0)
           f) List 5 Interesting facts about each empire
Level 4: Pick one of your two civilizations and create a diorama in a shoe box (or similar)
– Diorama should recreate a scene you may have found from the time period
3. Make sure to cite your work (minimum 3 sources)
           – use www.bibme.org if you need help
Scoring:         1 – Basic information, but project is not complete
                                   2 – All questions answered and sources cited
                                   3 – All questions answered with specific details and sources cited correctly
                                   4 – Level 3 plus a diorama (Honors: written explanation of diorama scene)