To be given on 10/6 & 10/8/14
The class will be divided up into 8 groups of no more than 6 students per group. Each group will research the role of astronomy in one of the following historical cultures:
In class on the day of the presentations each group will be allowed 9 minutes to present their most interesting findings. The presentation can be made as a team or by one or more representatives. After the presentation, there will be a 1 minute period for questions.
2 page written review:
On the day of the presentations each group will also be required to submit a written review summarizing their findings. The report must be a minimum of 2 pages (not counting any title page or header lines), double spaced, no larger that 12 pt font, with 1 inch margins all around. You should also include a list of references. Again, this can't count toward fulfilling the 2-page requirement.
This assignment will be graded based on the quality of your presentations (both written and oral). All members of a group will share the same grade unless there is compelling evidence that one or more members did not participate fully in the project.
|Oral presentation||well organized, professional, stimulating, spoken with clarity and enthusiasm, appropriate use of visuals||may not be well organized, spoken with clarity or enthusiasm but not both, may have some inappropriate or unprofessional visuals||lacks significantly in organization or professionalism, incoherent presentation, inappropriate or inadequate visuals|
|Written report||well researched, well organized, adheres to length and formatting requirements, no spelling errors nor major grammatical mistakes||contains some bits of relevant information but not enough, may not be well organized, may contain spelling or grammatical errors||poorly researched or organized, does not adhere to standards, difficult to read because of spelling or grammatical mistakes|