Deepening our Read:
Shakespeare Research Project

In order to better understand the context in which Shakespeare is written, many facets of the text needs to be researched. Each of you will be responsible for researching a particular background piece. Your job will be to create a wikispace on your given topic. Each topic will involve groups reading primary source documents, researching on the web, via the library website, and with (oh my goodness, no!) actual, paper books. Your job will be to research the topic, make sure to AT LEAST answser the coordinating Essential Question, and then tie it to the text. You will have to explain how this information is pertinent to the understanding of Shakespeare's work. You may arrange the material in any way you wish. You may upload supplemental information (podcasts, video, pictures, music, etc) to bolster your peer's understanding.

Your group will be graded on the following criteria:

Wiki Progress- Individual component
Effort is consistent throughout the duration of the project. The student is making continual efforts to refine and contribute to the overall product. (5 pts.)
Entries are complete, thoughtful, well-researched, and interesting. (10 pts.)
Effective use of questioning and editing in order to refine content beyond individual's task assignment (10 pts)
Total- /25 Individual

Wiki Product- Group
Information is organized and encompasses AT LEAST the required areas of study (8 pts)
Components are complex and provocative (7 pts)
Information is cited/referenced where appropriate (5 pts)
Information is presented in a grammatically-correct format, incorporating a variety of sentence structure, varied word choice, and correct punctuation (5 pts).
Total-
_/25 Group

Project Total- ___/50

Topics:
-Italy
-Friars and Clergy
-Loving and Marriage