Here is a table showing how your projects will be evaluated. Each level builds upon the previous level and must include all the objectives of the previous level.











Verbal Report


Present basic facts, years, and dates. 3 to 5 minutes.
Present specific instances supporting facts. 5 to 7 minutes.
Present at least two illustrative stories of Carcassonne's importance. 7 to 9 minutes.
Correctly identify and relate one of the other listed or unlisted fortified cities to Carcassonne.


Web Page



Present basic facts, years, and dates. 1 to 3 pages.
Include historic links and one illustration. 4 to 5 pages.
Include a realted side story of Carcassonne or the region. 6 to 7 pages.
Include a link to another fortified city and explain how it relates to the information you present on Carcassonne. 8 or more pages.


Map and Diorama



Create a map based on the facts you know about Carcassonne with basic key and legend information. Include historic dates and items.
Expand on some of the historic events and include sub-maps illustrating them.
Create a diorama of the city or region.
Include appropriate archietectural labels and provide at least one "cut-a-way" view on paper of by a model.


Written report with verbal presentation


Include all the basic facts of the construction of the city and its evolution. 4 to 5 pages.
Include specific instances of the strategic importance of the city. 6 to 7 pages.
Present your information to the class verbally and include visuals. 3 minutes verbal presentation.
Include in your verbal presentation an analysis of Carcassonne as it relates to one of the other fortress cities.


In-character report of daily life
Brief biography of your character and typical day in Carcassonne in the middle ages. 4 pages written or 6 minutes verbal.
In depth biographical sketch of your character including family history and individual specific historical events. 6 to 8 pages written or 7 to 9 minutes verbal.
Present your report in costume and provide media or visual extras.
Include your character's (and your) reflections on how a fortress city might be better fortified using one of the other cities as an example.


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