do say young knight...come and join the crusade! If you decide to take
this quest you will be transported the year 1095AD in the southern part
of France. Pope Urban II is just about
to give his famous speech at Clermont denouncing Islam and calling for a
crusade to rid the earth of the Infidel. Join the Crusade!! Accept the
quest and fight for God and Country!"
quest will include a historian, a cartographer, a sociologist, and a
graphic artist. Each of you will be responsible for different activities
individually as well as collaboratively as a team. These activities
will help you in the final project when you will storyboard and create
a 30 to 45 second video recruiting Christian Knights to go on the
- First, break up into groups of four. The
groups will then meet and choose what role each person will play in the
group. Please choose one role for each person from the following list.
As the historian you must find articles discussing why the crusades began and why knights decided to crusade?
| Cartographer ||As the map expert you must research
maps of the first three crusades. You will tell what cities were
important, what routes the crusaders took to reach the Holy Land, and
major battles. |
| Sociologist|| As
the expert on people you will find out who participated in the first
three crusades. You will be responsible for compiling a list of at
least fifteen participants of the first three crusades. |
| Graphic Artist |
the specialist dealing with images and art your job will be to find
images of the crusades. You will be responsible for the backgrounds,
props, and clothing in the recruitment video.
- Each group member will examine the sites provided below. Once you have looked at the sites download and print the following worksheet and answer the questions for your role.
you have completed the worksheet for your role please come back as a
group and discuss your findings. The final project for this quest is a
30 second to 45 second recruitment commercial for a Christian Knight.
The group will use the knowledge gained by each member to write and
produce this commercial.
Specifications for Project:
30 to 45 seconds long
Script and storyboards turned in as rough drafts
Use iPad video editing software
Final cut must be presented.
| Rubric|| Beginning|
|Does not adequately participate in the group, and rarely shares and contributes to their efforts. || Occasionally participates in the group by sharing and contributing to the assignment||Sufficiently participates in the group by sharing and contributing to the assignment. ||Regularly contributes to the groups overall task and supports the efforts of others. || |
|Did not conduct adequate and thorough research according to their role. Was not prepared for class. ||Research was lacking in one or more areas. Did not adequately answer all of the questions required. ||Sufficiently answered the questions and provided their research with their group mates. || Relayed a great deal of research to group mates of excellent quality. || |
|Video Content || Relevant material is not included in the project. ||The project contains some relative content; however, at time the students departs from the topic.||Most of the content is correct, and the student shows a sufficient understanding for the project's objective. ||Exceptional understanding |
of the content and excellent execution.
| Video |
|The student makes no effort to complete the project and uses graphics from others;. ||The project is complete, but little
effort is shown. The student uses phrases from websites or the textbook
and does not creatively construct a product. ||The student uses some originality and adequately creates a nice project. || The video is brilliantly prepared and shows a large amount of imagination. || |