Your Job: Working with your assigned group you are to create a 10 to 15 minute documentary movie in which you judge the historical validity of a play or movie set in the years before 1000 ce. Your Movie Must



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DUE: five weeks from today

Your Job: Working with your assigned group you are to create a 10 to 15 minute documentary movie in which you judge the historical validity of a play or movie set in the years before 1000 CE.
Your Movie Must:


    • Make direct comparisons between at least 3 scenes in the play or movie and actual historical events and draw conclusions on whether the play or movie has accurately portrayed those events.

    • Discuss and show examples of the portrayal of at least 3 of the following and draw conclusions as to whether the play or movie accurately portrayed the historical reality

      • Status of Women

      • Status of Slaves

      • Organization and rigidity of Social Class

      • Disease and its social cultural effects

      • Beliefs and practices of Religion

      • Types and availability of various technology

      • Style and use of Architecture

      • Quality and Style of Art

      • Organization and form of Government

      • Frequency, form, and reasons for Revolt

      • Agricultural practices including crop type

      • Types and extent of Pastoral production including animal type

      • Type and extent of Trade and Commerce
      • Organization and form of Labor Systems


      • Importance and organization of the Family

    • At least 5 direct quotes from primary sources that support your arguments and 2 direct quotes or citations from well known reputable secondary sources, point of view should be addressed in the documents in a fluid and comfortable way

    • Burned on a single CD and turned in with a case or cover or uploaded to YouTube

    • Very well rehearsed and produced

    • Opening credits that identify all group members and their role in the production

    • Closing credits citing ALL sources in the format preferred by your English Teacher

Your Movie May Include:

  • Talking heads: interviews with scholars about the topics required above, consider interviewing the experts in our building (not Mr. Hoge)

  • Skits: well planned and well rehearsed scenes where you and your group members act out the historical reality (actors must be in custom)

  • Comparison to literary work: If your movie is based on a literary work you may want to address how closely it resembles the original

Rubric:


17-14 Points

13-10 Points

9-6 points

5-3 points

2-0 points

3 scenes from the movie or play are shown and an in depth analysis of its historical accuracy is presented, scenes is no longer then absolutely necessary and analysis is accurate and supported by historical sources


2 scenes from the movie or play are shown and an in depth analysis of its historical accuracy is presented, scenes is no longer then absolutely necessary and analysis is accurate and supported by historical sources

1 scene from the movie or play are shown and an in depth analysis of its historical accuracy is presented, scene is no longer then absolutely necessary and analysis is accurate and supported by historical sources

Attempt is made to analysis scenes but it is largely unsuccessful or inaccurate

No attempt

3 Topics from the AP Theme in the movie or play are shown and an in depth analysis of its historical accuracy is presented, clips is no longer then absolutely necessary and analysis is accurate and supported by historical sources

2 Topics from the AP Theme in the movie or play are shown and an in depth analysis of its historical accuracy is presented, clips is no longer then absolutely necessary and analysis is accurate and supported by historical sources

1 Topics from the AP Theme in the movie or play are shown and an in depth analysis of its historical accuracy is presented, clips is no longer then absolutely necessary and analysis is accurate and supported by historical sources

Attempt is made to analysis scenes but it is largely unsuccessful or inaccurate


No attempt

Five Primary Sources and 2 Secondary Sources of high quality are used, Point of View is addressed in the sources in a fluid and natural way, sources are used to directly support arguments made about the historical accuracy of the film or play

One to two sources are missing or incorrectly used, Point of View is neglected once or twice

Three or four sources are missing or incorrectly used, Point of View is neglected three or four

Five or six sources are missing or incorrectly used, Point of View is neglected five or six

All sources are missing or incorrectly used, Point of View is neglected in all

Finished product is of exceptionally high quality without technical acting or mistakes

One or two technical or acting problems

Three or four technical or acting problems

Five or six technical or acting problems

More then seven problems

Opening and closing credits presented as indicated in the directions

One mistake

Two mistakes

Three mistakes

Four or more mistakes

Submitted on a CD in a single file with a case can easily be played on my computer or uploaded to YouTube


One problem

Two problems

Three problems

Four or more problems

Groups and assignments: Bold name indicates director



NOTE IF YOUR GROUP CHOOSES TO USE AN R RAIDED FILM I MUST HAVE THE PERMISSION SLIP AT THE END OF THIS DOCUMENT SIGNED BY ALL GROUP MEMBERS PARENT OR GUARDIAN




Alexander Nevsky (1938), Julius Caesar (Shakespeare) or Apocalypto (2006)




The 300 Spartans (1962) , Julius Caesar (Shakespeare) or 300 (2007)




The Emperor and The Assassin (1999) Julius Caesar (Shakespeare) or Hero (2004)




The Vikings (1958), Julius Caesar (Shakespeare)or Prince Vladimir (2006)




Attila (2000) , Julius Caesar (Shakespeare) or Seven SamuraiĀ  (1954)



Mongol (2007) , Julius Caesar (Shakespeare) or Musa the Warrior (2001)





Mulan (1999) , Julius Caesar (Shakespeare) or Luther (2003)




The Message (1976) , Julius Caesar (Shakespeare) or Arabian Nights (2000)




Julius Caesar (Shakespeare) or Siddhartha (1972)




The 13th Warrior (1999) or Julius Caesar (Shakespeare)




Ben Hur (1959) or Julius Caesar (Shakespeare)




Spartacus (1960) or Julius Caesar (Shakespeare)




Cleopatra (1963) or Julius Caesar (Shakespeare)




Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (1991) , Julius Caesar (Shakespeare) or The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)




Jodhaa Akbar (2007) , Julius Caesar (Shakespeare) or Asoka (2001)



Kingdom of Heaven (2005) , Julius Caesar (Shakespeare) or Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)





Alexander (2004) , Julius Caesar (Shakespeare) or Marco Polo (2007)




The Ten Commandments (1956) , Julius Caesar (Shakespeare) or Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)




The Mission (1986) , Julius Caesar (Shakespeare) or Aladdin (1992)




Gladiator (2000) , Julius Caesar (Shakespeare) or 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

I __________________________ the parent or guardian of ____________ _____________________________________ understand that my student will be completing a project about the historical accuracy of the film ______________________________. I understand that his film is rated R and I give my permission of my student to use this film. I understand that an alternative film with a rating of PG-13 or lower is available as an alternative.

_________________________________________, Parent or Guardian Date: ______________________



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