Archaeology and history project

PROJECT 2:  GENERAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT FOR

INTRODUCTION TO ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY

 

Late Penalty:  10% per day

Points possible:  100 (20% of your final grade in the course)

 

 

PART A:  Student Information

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PART B:  Assessment for General Education Outcome 3 Knowledge of Human History and the Historical Context of Knowledge

 

QUESTION 1

 

Criteria:  Understanding Historical Time and Documenting Historical Perspective in Writing

 

Describe, in your own words, the differences between the definitions and usage of the BCE / CE and BC / AD chronological reference systems in archaeological study and present one historical event’s date range in both systems such as the reign of an emperor, period during which a style of pottery was in use, etc.  This question is designed to evaluate the levels “remembering” and “understanding” in the revised Bloom’s Taxonomic Hierarchy.

 

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ElementCriteriaPoints AllowedPoints Awarded
DefinitionsClear definitions and explanations of terms5 
UsageClear and accurate statements regarding current and historical use of the terms5 
Historical EventAt least one event named and accurate use of BCE/CE and/or BC/AD reference system5 
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15 

 

 

QUESTION 2

 

Criteria:  Expressing Historical Perspective and Demonstrating Historical Understanding in Writing  

 

Below are a plan and an artist’s reconstruction of the Temple of Venus and Rome in Rome designed by Hadrian.  Using the criteria of ancient Roman architects, critique this temple.  This question is designed to evaluate the level “evaluating” in the revised Bloom’s Taxonomic Hierarchy.

 

       

 

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ElementCriteriaPoints AllowedPoints Awarded
Understanding of ancient criteriaClear and accurate explanation of the criteria by which ancient architects judged temple architecture5 
EvaluationClear and appropriate evaluation of this structure by ancient criteria5 
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10 

 

 

QUESTION 3

 

Criteria:  Obtaining Historical Evidence and Documenting Historical Perspective in Writing

 

Apply what you have learned about the Law of Superposition to interpret the order in which the strata in the section below from the Roman site of Sheepen (England) were laid down beginning with the oldest.  Explain how you know the proper order.  This question is designed to evaluate the levels “understanding,” “applying,” and “analyzing” in the revised Bloom’s Taxonomic Hierarchy.

 

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ElementCriteriaPoints AllowedPoints Awarded
Understanding of stratigraphic lawClear explanation of Law of Superposition5 
UsageClear and accurate statements regarding the order of the strata5 
 Total points

 

10 

 

 

QUESTION 4

 

Criteria:  Interacting with Historical Evidence and Demonstrating Historical Understanding in Writing

 

Use the rules for identifying Roman pottery to classify the artifact pictured below based on slip and decoration.  Choose one of the other categories of Roman ceramic wares and explain how those elements would differ if the picture below was of an artifact from that category.  This question is designed to evaluate the levels “applying” and “analyzing” in the revised Bloom’s Taxonomic Hierarchy.

 

 

 

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ElementCriteriaPoints AllowedPoints Awarded
ClassificationAccurately categorizes ceramic in photo5 
UnderstandingClear and accurate statements regarding differences between ceramics in this category and those in another10 
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15 


PART C:  Assessment for General Education Overlay Outcome A Global Diversity,  International Component

 

QUESTION 5

 

Criterion:  Knowledge of Other Civilizations and Cultures

 

Excavators uncovered the image below in a small house adjoining a bakery in Pompeii.  Compare and contrast the expression of Roman gender roles represented.  This question is designed to evaluate the level “analyzing” in the revised Bloom’s Taxonomic Hierarchy.

 

 

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ElementCriteriaPoints AllowedPoints Awarded
Male gender roleClear and accurate explanation of male gender role represented in this fresco5 
Female gender roleClear and accurate explanation of female gender role represented in this fresco5 
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10 

 

 

QUESTION 6

 

Criterion:  Cultural Self-Awareness

 

Roman culture is not dead, it is very much alive and still around us.  List at least three components of our culture that relate directly back to Roman culture.  Be sure to list components for which there is a direct connection, not components with coincidental similarities.  For instance the founders of the United States wanted our country to last as long as the Roman Empire and so consciously adopted the symbol of the empire, the eagle of Jupiter, as the symbol for the new country.  You may not use this as one of your examples.  On the other hand it is a coincidence that our fast-food restaurants look like the Roman thermopolium.  When creating the first McDonalds, Ray Crock was not inspired by the Roman fast-food restaurant.  This question is designed to evaluate the level “remembering” in the revised Bloom’s Taxonomic Hierarchy.

 

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ElementCriteriaPoints AllowedPoints Awarded
Cultural componentsAccurate list of three cultural components10 
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10 

 

 

QUESTION 7

 

Criterion:  Cross-Cultural Communication and Competence

 

Below is a photograph of a cuirass depicted on a statue of the emperor Hadrian excavated in Athens.  Analyze the iconography and develop an interpretation for the message Hadrian was trying to send to the Athenians he knew would be viewing this statue.  This question is designed to evaluate the level “analyzing” in the revised Bloom’s Taxonomic Hierarchy.

 

 

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ElementCriteriaPoints AllowedPoints Awarded
Understanding of iconographyClear explanation of iconography10 
InterpretationClear and plausible interpretation of intended message5 
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15 

 

 

QUESTION 8

 

Criterion:  Curiosity

 

Design your dream trip for the coming summer to three sites within the bounds of the former Roman Empire in order to explore one aspect of Roman culture that is your favorite.  Explain what artifacts and/or features you would like to see at each stop and why.  For instance, if you are interested in the Roman military you might visit a fort, a museum with a sword, and the excavated site of a battle.  This question is designed to evaluate the level “creating” in the revised Bloom’s Taxonomic Hierarchy.

 

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ElementCriteriaPoints AllowedPoints Awarded
Artifacts / featuresAccurate understanding of artifacts and features available at each site5 
SynthesisWell-chosen examples illuminate one aspect of Roman culture5 
CuriosityEnthusiastic expression of interest in learning more about Roman culture5 
 Total points

 

15 

 

 

Last Updated on February 10, 2019