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The Task


Overview | Introduction | The Task | The Quest | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits and References

Each class must form groups of four. Each member of the group will choose a role from those listed below. Next you will answer the following questions based on your occupation.

After choosing roles, your team will select 6 ancient civilization to visit, one from each continent. To find out information about these cultures, click on the following links.

Once you have finished your quest, create a visual project and present it to the rest of the class. Keep in mind the following questions for your final presentation:

1. What are the similarities/differences between this culture and the one in which we live?

2. What made this culture thrive?

3. What made it die out, (if it died out).

4. Would you be able to live and survive in this culture?

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Geographer/Leader:  It is your job to map out the 6 sites your group is traveling to.  Describe the physical geography of the site. Describe the terrain.  Is there water nearby?  What is the size of the population?  What is the significance of the geography to the culture?  What is the difference/similarities to our geography?
Archeologist:  Dig up artifacts that relate to each culture.  What is it used for?  What is the artifact?  Does it represent anything to that culture?  Describe any artistic similarities to our culture.
Sociologist:  Your job is to investigate the emotions of the people.  Did they have a unifying religion?  How did this civilization deal with creation?  Did they have any myths?  What are the differences/similarities with our culture.
Political Scientist:  It is your job to investigate the ideals of the people politically.  What was their government like?  Who was their leader?  How did they get in power?  How did they treat their subjects?  What are the differences/similarities to our culture?