PRIMARY TEXT PRESENTATION


1. Choose a document. The choice is first-come, first-served, and you choose a document officially by signing your name next to it (click "Edit" on the main page.) Please look through a variety of documents to make sure you are happy with your choice, as it is unfair to other students to choose a document and then choose a different one later, unless that one is unclaimed at the end of the process.

2. March 27th: QUESTIONS
Below your document (click Edit on the relevant document page), come up with a list of 3 questions that you want to research regarding its context and significance. Some logical questions might include:
1. What places and people are mentioned in the document? Who and what are they?
2. What is the larger political and social context?
3. How reliable does this document seem, and why?
4. What do unfamiliar terms or items mentioned in your document mean?
5. Who wrote it, and for what audience, and what do we know about them?
Write these questions below your document on the wiki; make sure to sign your name on the wiki document page itself.


3. March 27th: Research trip to the library to look for places where you might find answers to your questions.

4. April 5th: DRAFT PRESENTATION DUE
Formal Presentation of Document due on wiki. This should include:
1. At least 4 hyperlinks to subsidiary pages answering some of your questions. These subsidiary pages may include images or other useful media. You are also free to make comparisons to modern equivalents.
2. Identifying your document's time and place on the master timeline and map.
3. At least 500 words at the bottom of your document discussing, for a general audience, what useful information about Roman society we can gain from this document, and how your research and links support that analysis.
.4. Any lingering questions that you still have and were unable to answer in your research.
5. You should feel free to reformat or restructure the visual presentation of your document, as you see fit, as long as you do not remove any words.
6. At the bottom, please include a complete Works Cited or link to a Works Cited page (as you prefer), listing the sources which aided you in your research, both primary and secondary.

5. April 10th: COMMENTS
1. Read at least 3 of your fellow students' documents and, in a different font color (and signed), offer constructive criticism of 3-5 sentences suggesting how they might further develop or improve the presentation of their documen, e.g. "I really liked your discussion of Roman music, but I was confused by your comments about the roles of musicians in the Roman world. Did they have religious significance?" Please try to offer critiques for pages that do not already have 2 or more critiques from other students.
2. Link your own document to at least three (for all students) other documents for this class and discuss in a few sentences (at the bottom of your own document presentation) how they interrelate and how comparisons between them might further enrich our understanding of Roman society.

6. April 12: REVISION AND FINAL DRAFT
1.Take your fellow students' comments and revise, as you see fit, your own presentation in light of them and after comparing your work to that of your fellow students. I will take note of changes between versions, but your final grade will rest on the document presentation as it appears on May 26th.

7. April 25th: Publication? Decide whether or not you are willing to release your presentation into the public domain. If not, email me privately and I will delete it from the wiki after grading it.