Monday, August 11, 2008


Alright, young historians. Let the research begin . . .

Task 1: Video Visits.

You all have been divided into groups according to your choices. I want you to:

  • Visit the YouTube video about your empire.

  • By yourself: What impressed you most about this empire?

  • With your group: What would it have been like to be a visitor to this empire? How would you feel?

  • Discuss these questions with your group. Be prepared to share with the class.

Byzantine Video
Islamic Empire Video

Task 2: Role Time.

Just like every other newspaper, from the New York Times to the New York Post, each group member will have a different job.

  • Read the descriptions of jobs Mr. Matthew has passed out.

  • Think about what your strengths are.

  • Discuss with your group who will take what job.

  • Record the job assignments in the sign-up sheet that Mr. Matthew is carrying.

Task 3: Department Assignments.

Next, each of you is responsible for writing one article on a particular topic. With your group:

  • View the article menu below.

  • Decide who will cover what department assignment.

  • Record these department assignments in the second sign-up sheet that Mr. Matthew is carrying.

1. Important Events 2. Art and Architecture 3. Science and Technology 4. Famous People

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