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Norse and Greek Gods

Mini-Inquiry
TOTAL MARKS:

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Step 1: Choose a Norse or Greek God/Goddess.


Step 2: Use a graphic organizer/web to brainstorm questions that you have about the Norse or
Greek God/Goddess chosen. Hand in with presentation: Worth 4 marks.
Step 3: Select three of the questions to focus your research on.
Step 4: Use various sources to research the questions that you have chosen. Create a works cited
page as you research.
Step 5: Create a presentation, using the outline below, to summarize what you have learned from
this project.
The following is a list of presentation tools that could be used:

Power Point

Prezi

Emaze

Google Slides
Step 6: Practice your presentation in front of a friend or family member. Use the attached rubric
to guide your practice.
Step 7: Present your product to the class.

Presentation Plan
Titles
Introduction
- Set direction for your
presentation.
- Introduce the God as well
as the main questions.
Graphic Organizer

Summarize the
questions that you
considered
researching
regarding the God.

Explain why you had


these questions.
Specific Questions

Identify what specific


questions that you
researched
regarding the topic/
problem.

Explain why you


chose the specific
questions you did.
Research (Sources)- 2
sources minimum

Number of paragraphs

Marks

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questions that you


considered
researching
regarding the God.

Explain why you had


these questions.
Specific Questions

Identify what specific


questions that you
researched
regarding the topic/
problem.

Explain why you


chose the specific
questions you did.
Research (Sources)- 2
sources minimum

Explain which
resources you used
to research your
questions of inquiry.

Explain why you


chose those specific
sources.
Research (Answers)

Explain the
information you
found regarding your
questions of inquiry.

Be as detailed as
possible.

Identify additional
questions that came
up.

Identify any
questions that have
various answers or
no answers.
Conclusion
-What should the audience
take away from your
presentation?
-Why is this information
important?
Works Cited

Provide an MLA
formatted works
cited page on the
sources used for the
inquiry.

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Multi-Media Product=

Presentation Rubric

(adapted from North East Cornerstone School Division)

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Fully meeting
expectations, with
enriched
understanding
(EU)

Motivational hook
to address
audience and
purpose

You engagingly
hook your audience,
preparing them for
the purpose of your
message and
creating
anticipation.

Logical and
coherent body

The body of your


message is
powerfully logical
and coherent. You
carry your listeners
along with you
through your
organization.

Strong conclusion

Oral presentation
elements
(pronunciation,
eye contact, facial
expressions, poise)
to attend to
purpose and
audience

Your conclusion
powerfully and
succinctly
encapsulates your
message and leaves
your listeners with
deeper
understanding.

Your pronunciation,
eye contact, facial
expressions and
poise richly
enhance your
purpose and the
effect of your
message on
audience.

Fully meeting
grade level
expectations (FM)

Mostly meeting
grade level
expectations (MM)

Not yet meeting


grade level
expectations (NY)
You make no
attempt to hook
your audience to
achieve the purpose
of your message.
Examine how
others hook you
into listening to a
message. Try these
techniques next
time.
You are having
trouble organizing
the body of your
message in a logical
and coherent way.
In the future, use
your planning tool
to help you organize
better. Map out your
entire presentation.

You effectively
hook your audience
to achieve the
purpose of your
message.

You attempt to hook


your audience to
achieve the purpose
of your message.
How can you plan
to do this more
effectively in the
future?

The body of your


message is logically
and coherently
organized.

You need to
organize the body
of your message in
a logical and
coherent way. A
graphic organizer in
the before stage
might help.

Your conclusion
strongly sums up
and brings closure
to your message.

Your conclusion
attempts to sum up
and bring closure to
your message but
needs improvement.
How can you end
your presentation in
a way that helps
your listeners to
understand your
message?

You are having


trouble summing up
your message. Next
time, spend more
time planning all
parts of your
message. What
ideas do you want
to leave your
listeners with, in the
end?

You attempt to
enhance your
presentation
through pronunciati
on, eye contact,
facial expressions
and poise but more
practice is needed.

Your pronunciation,
eye contact, facial
expressions and
poise need work.
Try practicing with
a mirror or video
recorder.

Your pronunciation,
eye contact, facial
expressions and
poise suit your
purpose and your
audience.