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Select one project to complete for extra credit. Each is worth 50-100 points, depending on quality. Students may complete two projects maximum.
Questions: ask Mrs. Sheppard. These projects are due in one week (by Friday, 4-21.) There are 3 projects to choose from. (see below.) Descriptions and helpful websites are also listed to help you with your project(s).
FIRST PROJECT: STUDENT ACTIVITY ONE: WHERE DID KING ARTHUR LIVE? SITES TO EXPLORE TO FIND OUT:
Archeaological Quest for the Real King Arthur:
Comments: Students will find resources covering the discussion of possible historical figures that fit the Arthurian profile as well as reasoning and arguments for each.
Historical Arthurian Sites:
Comments: Students will find a list of locations mentioned in the Arthurian Legends and background on each.
Britannia's King Arthur Site:
Comments: A great site for resources surrounding King Arthur as a historical and a mythological figure.
Britannia's Camelot Site:
Comments: An article on the likelyhood of Cadbury being the possible location of the mythical Camelot.
STUDENT ACTIVITY ONE: Have students use the clustering graphic organizer here:
to show possible historical sites and figures that are linked to the mythical King Arthur. Have them place King Arthur in the middle circle. The first set of four circles should have two proposed archeological sites of the mythical camelot and two proposed historical figures that could be King Arthur. Three pieces of evidence should support each, thus completing the outer ring of circles. ARTWORK ADDED IS A PLUS. YOU WILL BE GRADED ON ORIGINALITY, INTEREST, ARTISTIC MERIT, TEXT, AND RESEARCH.
MOST WANTED POSTERS STUDENT ACTIVITY TWO
Student Activity 2 Wanted Posters
Students will read and explore source material covering specific characters from the Arthurian Legends. From this literature, they will create Most Wanted posters. These posters should persuade the intended audience in a sustained and sophisticated way that the characters chosen are to be considered enemies to the kingdom of Camelot.
POSTER SIZE: 11 X 17 FOR EACH POSTER. YOU NEED TO MAKE TWO POSTERS IN ALL. POSTERS SHOULD BE INTERESTING, ARTISTIC, WITH GREAT TEXT AND GRAPHICS. YOU MAY USE NON-COPYRIGHT ART OR MAKE YOUR OWN.
Sir Mordred the Traitor:
Comments: Pictures and accounts of Sir Mordred's role in the Arthurian Legends.
Comments: Students can find references to Lancelot in various Arthurian Legends and of his betrayal with Guinivere.
Morgan Le Fay:
Comments: Vivid graphics are included in this description of Morgan Le Fay's plot against King Arthur and the role of women in general during the medieval time period.
STUDENT ACTIVITY THREE: Chivalry Today
Students will examine the Code of Chivalry and create examples of how its tenets can be applied in today's society. Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the significant ideas of the Code of Chivalry by creating a poster and a persuasive essay that structures ideas logically and in order and clearly defends a position with precise and relevant evidence. ESSAY LENGTH: ONE TYPED PAGE MINIMUM. MAY BE LONGER.
Code of Chivalry and Courtly Love:
Comments: Students can read short excerpts about different knights and what they contributed to the kingdom of Camelot.
Arthurian Legends site:
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
King Arthur Medieval and Modern texts
One Grading Rubric is here:
Information is from:
SEE THE CLASS WEB PAGES - 2007 (Intern pages)
SEE THE CLASS WEB PAGES - 2006 (Student teaching pages)