This assignment will require you to select a figure from Greek or Roman history and complete a small
amount of research in order to create a "Fakebook" page for your person.
1. Each of you will select a person from one of the following two lists:
- Alexander the Great
- Gracchus Brothers (Just one if you prefer)
- Julius Caesar
- Augustus Caesar
- Mark Antony
2. Research your person. You want to understand why your person was significant in Greek or Roman history. You also want to understand how your person relates to some of the themes and trends we have examined. These include:
- The rise of Athens and the Age of Athens
- The development of philosophy
- The development of democracy
- The decline of Athens
- The development of Hellenistic culture
- The development of the Roman Republic
- The shift to the Roman Empire
- The emergence and growth of Christianity
- The decline of the Roman Empire
- The development of history and literature
You will be expected to turn in a printed copy of a bibliography for this assignment.
That bibliography must include at least 5 sources. Those sources must be high
quality, reputable sources, and they must include a minimum of 2 library database
sources. Wikipedia will NOT count as a source. (You are allowed to use it for basic information, but does NOT count as a source.)
3. Once you have completed your research, you will need to complete your "Fakebook" page. In order to complete this project, we will be using Fakebook. Once you get to this site, you can watch the short tutorial video and begin creating your page (It's pretty self-explanatory.). When you reach a stopping point, be sure to click "save" in the right hand column. When you do this, you will receive a URL for your site. SAVE THIS INFORMATION because this is how you can access your site again, and this is what you will send to me when you "turn in" your assignment.
4. Your Fakebook page must include the following:
Profile: This is where you introduce your person. You need to use short phrases and ideas to point out what is important about your person and how your person relates to some of the major themes from the class.This is not just a regurgitation of the facts.
- Birthdate and Death
- Job (of historical role)
- FOUR other additions to the profile that you create
Friends: You need to create five friends for your person. These friends must be real people, and they must be people who your person might have actually friended (or at least interacted with).
Posts: You need to have TEN posts on your wall. Each post must be dated, and you must put the posts in chronological order. Each post should be about three sentences long. The posts should highlight the key events and issues from your person's life. The posts should also explain your person's key beliefs and accomplishments.
You should also use images, music, and videos where appropriate to enhance your "Fakebook" presentation. Be sure to adhere to copyright rules.
Be creative with this assignment. It is due on Monday, January 9th.