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Unit1:FinalProject ADayintheLifeofaMedievalPeasantinEngland

AfterstudyingMedievalEurope,youhavelearnedaboutthegeography,religion,achievements,politics, economy,andsocialstructureofWesternEurope.Youwillnowtakeontheroleofapeasantduringthe HighMiddleAgesinEnglandandwriteadescriptionofadayinyourlife.Youwillchosebetweenbeinga serflivingonamanororaskilledcraftsmanlivinginatown.

Asyoubegintocompileyourresearch,considergoingtothelibrary,rentingmovies,orresearchingonline moredetailsofdailylifetohelpbringyourcharacteranddescriptiontolife. Besuretoincludesensorydetails Whatdoyousee? Whatdoyousmell? Whatdoyoutaste? Whatdoyouhear? Whatdoeswhatyoutouchfeellike? Whatdoyoufeel(emotionally)

Youwillneedtoresearchthefollowingandgetyournotesapprovedbeforebeginningyourroughdraft: Geography Whatdoyoursurroundingslooklike?Whatgeographicalfeatures(bodiesofwater,mountains,etc.) Whatnaturalresourcesdoyouhaveavailableforuseand/ortrade?(Specificnames) Religion Whatroledoesreligionplayinyourdailylife? Whatactivitiesanddutiesdoyouperformrelatingtoyourreligion? Achievements Whatdoesyourhome(shelter)looklike? Whatmaterialsareusedtomakeit? Howmanyroomsdoesithave? Whataretheroomsusedfor? Politics Howdoesthelawandgovernmentaffectyourdailylife? Whatrules/lawsareyousubjectedto? Economy Whatareyourdailyduties(jobs)? Howdoyougettheitemsyoudonotgrowormakeyourself? Doyouprovideservicesoritemstootherpeople? Whattoolsorskillsareneededtoperformyourjob(s)ortasks? SocialStructure Whatroledoyouplayinsociety? Howdoesbeingapeasantaffectwhatyoucanandcantdo? Whatkindofsocialstatus,ifany,doyouhave?(Doyouholdapositionofleadership,liketax collectorortowncouncilmember?) Whatareyouallowedtoduringyourfreetime?Whatdoyoudoforfun?

AFTERGETTINGOURNOTESAPPROVED,youwillbeginyourroughdraft.Yourpaperwillbegradedon historycontentandyourwritingability.Youwillusethewritingprocesstowrite,develop,andperfectyour narrativedescription.YourhistorycontentwillbegradedusingtheHistoryrubric,andyourwritingwillbe gradedonusingthe5DomainsofWritingRubric,specifictotheMedievalEra.(Seerubriconback.)

4
Paper includes a thorough description of the geography and natural resources available to the narrator and how they are used (4 points) Paper includes several examples of how religion plays a large role in your daily life (attending church, prayers, etc.) (4 points) Paper includes a detailed description of the shelter of the narrator (including uses of rooms and number of people) achievement (4 points) Paper includes a thorough description of the jobs, roles, responsibilities, including tools needed, of the narrator Economy, as well as what laws/rules you must follow Politics (4 points) Paper includes a thorough description of how the social status of the narrator affects the social and cultural aspects of the narrators day using specific vocabulary (4 points)

3
Paper includes a description of the geography and natural resources available to the narrator (3 points) Paper includes at least three examples of how religion plays a large role in your daily life (attending church, prayers, etc.) (3 points) Paper includes a description of the shelter of the narrator (including uses of rooms and number of people) (3 points)

2
Paper includes a partially developed description of the geography and natural resources available to the narrator (2 points) Paper includes one or two examples of how religion plays a large role in your daily life (attending church, prayers, etc.) (2 points) Paper includes a partial description of the shelter of the narrator, but may leave out significant details (such as how it is used) (2 points) Paper includes a limited description of some of the jobs, roles, responsibilities of the narrator, but may make no mention of what laws/rules they must follow (2 points) Paper attempts to describe how the social status of the narrator affects the narrators day (2 points)

1
Paper includes a limited or no description of the geography and natural resources available to the narrator (1 point) Paper does not include any examples of how religion plays a large role in your daily life (1 points) Paper includes a very limited or no description of the shelter of the narrator, or the description is inaccurate for time period. (1 point) Paper includes no description of some of the jobs, roles, responsibilities of the narrator or what laws/rules they must follow (1 point)

Points

G R A P E S

Paper includes a description about the jobs, roles, responsibilities of the narrator and what laws/rules you must follow (3 points) Paper includes a description of how the social status of the narrator affects the narrators day (3 points)

Paper includes no description of how the social status of the narrator affects the narrators day or description is irrelevant or very limited (1 point)

History Grade
4 Consistent Control Paper includes a thorough description of a full day in the life of a European peasant (Serf or craftsman) during the Middle Ages. Clear organization and fully elaborated. (4 points) Vivid,precise vocabulary/information appropriatetoMedieval era Sentencevariety Strongvoice Mostsentencesare correct Correctformationof complexsentences, compoundsentences, Consistentuseof inflections,tenses, agreement,conventions Doesnthavetobe perfect
Consistentdisplayof capitalization/punctuation, formatting,andspelling Doesnothavetobeperfect Forgiveerrorswhen attemptingtospelldifficult words

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1 Little/No Control Paper includes no description or only one part of the day in the life of a European peasant (Serf or craftsman) during the Middle Ages. (1 point) Functional,basic vocabulary,notspecific Choppysentences Sentenceproblems detractfrommeaning Voiceflat Onelongsentence Abundanceof fragments Noevidenceof knowledgeofsentence construction Littleknowledgeof rulesofgrammar displayed Littleknowledgeof rulesdisplayed Moreerrorsthan correct

3 Reasonable Control Paper includes a description of a full day in the life of a European peasant (Serf or craftsman) during the Middle Ages. (3 points) Spottyuseofvivid vocabularyandinformation appropriatetoMedievalera Presenceofchoppier sentences,ormoresimple Voicenotstrongthroughout Correctsimplesentences Mayattemptmorecomplex sentencesbutwitherrors

Content

2 Inconsistent Control Paper includes a description of part of the day in the life of a European peasant (Serf or craftsman) during the Middle Ages. (2 points) Tellsratherthanshows withvocabularyandinfo notappropriateto Medievalera Short,simplesentences Dimvoice Patternsoferrorscomma splice,runon,word omissions,fragments Moresentenceswitherrors thanwithout Patternoferrors (subject/verbagreement, verbtense,etc.) Patternoferrorsusually acrossallfeatures(spelling, punctuation,capitalization, formatting.)

Points

Style

Sentence Formation

Usage

Showssomeweaknessin grammarskills (subject/verbagreement, verbtense,etc.)

Mechanics

Someerrorsinonefeature orfewerrorsinseveral features:


Spelling Capitalization/punctuation Formatting(paragraphs)

Writing Grade

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