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Mythology Story Presentation
Background: You will understand the epic poem The Odyssey much better if you have a working knowledge of the gods and goddesses. We will spend some time researching and presenting the many gods and goddesses.
Your Task: Research, take notes, and present a speech about your assigned mythology story. You are expected to be creative, correct, and neat with your project. Research is a component of this project. You must spend some time researching your topic and gathering information to share with the class. There will be some days set aside for library research and putting together your project; all other time will be on your own (study hall, resource, at home).
Oral Presentation—50 points:


  • ____What is their correct Greek and/or Roman name?

  • ____What is their family history?

  • ____What pictures or items are used to symbolize the character?

  • ____What, if any, constellation is related to your character?

  • ____What are the characteristics of the god/goddess? (All of the gods were considered to be powerful, but some were jealous, cruel, merciful, beautiful, cunning, etc.)




  • ____Summarize at least two major events or adventures that the god/goddess you studied participated in.


Works Cited—15 points:


  • ____Attach a works cited page for any outside sources used in your project.

  • ____Use MLA format (use your Writer’s Inc. and www.citationmachine.net)
  • ____Use at least two outside sources: one book and one website (no Wikipedia!).



Project Presentation—50 points:


  • ____Label project with story and your name

  • ____Project must relate to your story

  • ____Explain how you did the project (time, materials, etc.)


Project Ideas:

  • Make a collage of pictures relating to your story

  • Make a mobile with items symbolizing things in your story

  • Make a poster of something representing your story (use captions where appropriate; paste on 3-D items or do a movie poster)

  • Make a shoebox diorama using cutout items taped/pasted on, representing a scene from the story

  • Create a model of the constellation associated with your story

  • Create a power point, photo story, or movie maker presentation

  • Make a model of something in your story

  • Create your own project (get my approval before starting)


Extra Credit: Wear a school appropriate costume to accompany your story for extra points.
Mythology Story Presentation Rubric


ORAL PRESENTATION

AWESOME!! (5)

RIGHT ON! (4)

KEEP TRYING (3)


God/goddess name is correctly pronounced and character is introduced.

The speaker accurately pronounces the name and character is introduced at beginning of presentation.

The speaker occasionally stumbles over the pronunciation, but character is introduced.

The speaker continuously mispronounces the name, but character is introduced.

Family history is explained.

The speaker’s explanation of the character’s family history is clearly explained.

The speaker’s explanation of the family history is somewhat explained.

The speaker’s explanation is confusing, but an attempt was made.

Pictures, symbols, constellations associated with the character are described.

The speaker clearly describes any pictures, symbols, or constellations associated with the character, or shows images.

The speaker somewhat describes any pictures, symbols, or constellations associated with the character.

The speaker tries to describe any pictures, symbols, or constellations, but the information is unclear.

God/goddess characteristics are described.

The speaker clearly describes the characteristics.


The speaker somewhat describes the characteristics.

The speaker tries to describe the characteristics, but the information is confusing.

Two major events or adventures are explained in detail.

The speaker clearly explains two major events or adventures in detail.

The speaker explains two major events or adventures with some detail.

The speaker explains two events with little detail, or has only one event.

The speaker is organized and well prepared.

The speaker is very organized and has obviously rehearsed.

The speaker is organized and has rehearsed a little.

The speaker needs work with organization or needs to rehearse more.

The speaker emphasizes important information.

All details help the audience

understand the character; the most important ones are emphasized.



The speaker includes some irrelevant details, but they are not distracting.

The speaker includes many irrelevant details, and they become distracting.

The speaker’s volume is adequate.


The speaker is easy to hear and understand.


The speaker is soft-spoken and extra effort is needed to hear and/or understand.

The speaker is difficult to hear and understand.


The speaker makes eye contact with the audience.

The speaker often looks up from notes to make eye contact with everyone.

The speaker sometimes looks up from notes to make eye contact with audience.

The speaker reads from notes or otherwise makes poor eye contact.

The speaker’s posture,

gestures, and movements

are appropriate.

The speaker’s posture, gestures, and movements suggest confidence and help the audience understand the character.

The speaker’s posture, gestures, and movements are distracting.


The speaker’s posture, gestures, and movements are minimal or stiff.

WORKS CITED

AWESOME!! (5)

RIGHT ON! (3)

KEEP TRYING (1)


The speaker has an MLA works cited page.

Works cited page is absolutely in correct format.

Works cited page has a few minor errors.

Works cited page was attempted, but needs major work.

One source is from a book.

At least one source is from a book.







One source is from an appropriate website.

At least one source is from a credible website.




The only website source is not from a credible website.

PROJECT PRESENTATION

AWESOME!! (10)

RIGHT ON! (8)

KEEP TRYING (6)

Project is labeled with story and speaker’s name

The speaker has clearly labeled the project with the story and his/her name.

The speaker has illegibly labeled the project with the story and his/her name.

The speaker is missing the project’s story name or his/her name.

The speaker includes an appropriate project.


The speaker’s project helps the audience understand the character and remember something about him/her.

The speaker’s project only makes sense after the speaker explains what it is.

The speaker’s visual aid is not appropriate for the character.

Project is clearly explained (what is it, how did you do it, materials, how long it took, etc.)


The project is explained in great detail; there are no questions about it.

The project is explained with some detail; there may be one or two questions about it.

The project is not fully explained; there are several questions about it.

The project is done neatly and accurately.

The project is very neat and all information is accurate.

The project is fairly neat and mostly accurate.

The project is lacking in either neatness or accuracy.

Project is creatively done.

Wow! Great idea!

OK, but I’ve seen it before.

Little creative effort shown.

Extra Credit (5)


The speaker has a school appropriate costume to aid in the telling of the story.








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