Awesome link for Minor Greek Gods: http://www.crystalinks.com/greekgods2.html

Here’s a couple more exemplars. The Achieved is a ‘high’ achieved, but the information is basic in contrast to the Merit example. The Merit example has detailed knowledge, but lacks any finesse in presentation. Every line needs to be clicked in. There’s not style or originality in either the presentation of ideas OR layout. The Excellence exemplar I gave you blows both of these away. It’s clear and has original input/judgements made about the character Eris.
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2007
Internal Assessment Resource
Subject Reference: Classical Studies
Internal assessment resource reference number:

Class/2/5 – E1

“Minor myth”

Supports internal assessment for:

Achievement Standard 90251 version 2

Communicate knowledge of an aspect of the classical world
Credits: 4
Date version published: January 2007
Ministry of Education For use in internal assessment
quality assurance status from 2007
Teacher Guidelines:
The following guidelines are supplied to enable teachers to carry out valid and consistent assessment using this internal assessment resource.

Context/setting:
This activity involves the production of a PowerPoint relating to the study of a minor god or goddess other than the twelve Olympian gods and goddesses. The PowerPoint will outline the powers, role(s), associates and responsibilities of the selected god or goddess and highlight the part they played in a major myth.

Conditions:
Two weeks of class time and homework. The first two sessions should be given over to selection of a minor god or goddess. This is an individual open book assignment. It is envisaged that the assignment be at least 12 slides of a PowerPoint presentation. The teacher should approve the choice of minor god or goddess as appropriate.

Resource requirements:
Access to a range of resource material.

Additional information:
It is envisaged that this assessment will take place after a week of teaching background information on the major gods and goddesses.

Teachers should briefly outline key features of a PowerPoint. If it is inappropriate to use PowerPoint this assessment could be adapted to a storybook or other format.


2007

Internal Assessment Resource

Subject Reference: Classical Studies 2.5

Internal assessment resource reference number: Class/2/5 – E1

“Minor myth”

Supports internal assessment for:

Achievement Standard 90251 version 2
Communicate knowledge of an aspect of the classical world
Credits: 4

Student Instructions Sheet
In this assignment you will select an individual minor god or goddess (not one of the twelve Olympian gods and goddesses). You will create a PowerPoint of at least 12 slides illustrating the role of your selected god or goddess in a major myth. You will have two weeks in which to complete this assignment.

Your teacher will check that the minor god or goddess you have selected is appropriate.

Task

Select one of the minor gods or goddesses from Classical mythology. Research their background and the role that they played in a major myth.

Create a PowerPoint illustrating the role that they played including any relevant background details about your selection. Detailed knowledge will allow you to demonstrate achievement with merit and achievement with excellence in the knowledge component of this standard. The PowerPoint should include but is not limited to the following:

· An opening introductory slide.
· Appropriate illustrations.
· Slides detailing the background of the selected god/goddess and symbols associated with them that provide their identification.
· A description of the powers and/or realm they control or live in.
· Any relationships they have with other gods/goddesses/heroes.
· The story of the myth the selected god/goddess was involved in with a focus on the role they played.
· Appropriate animations.
· A list of resources from where you have found your information.

Communication of knowledge of the classical world in the format of
a PowerPoint will allow you to achieve this standard. Communication of detailed knowledge of the classical world in the format of a PowerPoint will allow you to achieve this standard with merit. Communication of detailed knowledge of the classical world with flair in the format of a PowerPoint will allow you to achieve this standard with excellence.

You should consider ways to make your PowerPoint effective and innovative in terms of layout and style. This will allow you to demonstrate achievement with excellence in the communication component of this standard.

Definitions:

Detailed knowledge may be demonstrated by the amount you write or by the quality of what you have written.

Flair implies innovation, impact, style, and/or audience rapport, demonstrated to a high degree.

Assessment schedule: Classical Studies/2/5 – E1 “Minor myth”
Evidence
Judgements for achievement
Judgements for achievement with merit
Judgements for achievement with excellence
A PowerPoint of at least 12 slides communicating detailed knowledge of the classical world with flair in a style consistent with the chosen format of presentation.
The learner demonstrates knowledge of the selected minor god/goddess.

Eg.
Eos is the goddess of the dawn. She can be recognised in art driving a chariot and horses similar to the Sun god (but having fewer horses – his chariot has four). Eos often had love affairs and provoked the jealousy of Aphrodite. One of her lovers was Tithonos. Eos asked Zeus to make him immortal but forgot to ask for ever-lasting youth and Tithonos continued to age.

Knowledge is communicated in a style consistent with a PowerPoint.
Eg.
· At least 12 slides covering an opening slide, basic background details (symbols, powers, realm), relationship(s) with other gods/goddesses/heroes, story of a myth they played in
· logical arrangement of material
· clear layout of text and pictures
· appropriate language
· use of special effects/animations/illustrations.
The learner demonstrates detailed knowledge of the selected minor god/goddess.

Achievement + more detailed knowledge (either quantitative and/or qualitative).

Eg.
Eos is the goddess of the dawn. She is the daughter of Hyperion and Thea. She can be recognised in art driving a chariot and horses similar to the Sun god (but having fewer horses – his chariot has four). She was often known by epithets such as ‘rosy-fingered’ or ‘saffron-robed’. Eos often had love affairs and provoked the jealousy of Aphrodite. One of her lovers was Tithonos. Eos asked Zeus to make him immortal but forgot to ask for ever-lasting youth and Tithonos continued to age. Their son was Memnon who was fought in the Trojan War. Memnon came to aid of the Trojans and met Achilles in single combat but was slain by him. Eos also played a role in the death of Orion. She was his lover and this made the gods jealous. They sent Artemis to kill Orion and after his death he became a constellation in the heavens.

Knowledge is communicated in a style consistent with a PowerPoint.

As for achievement.
The learner demonstrates detailed knowledge of the selected minor god/goddess.

As for Achievement + more detailed knowledge (either quantitative and/or qualitative).

Knowledge is communicated with flair in a style consistent with a PowerPoint.

As for achievement and achievement with merit + use of flair and imagination.
Eg.
· innovative layout of text and pictures
· compelling use of language
· effective use of special effects/animations/ illustrations.

Any numerical requirement is indicative only. It should not, of itself, preclude the achievement of any particular grade. Final grades will be decided using professional judgement based on a holistic examination of the evidence provided against the achievement criteria of the Achievement Standard.