Silk Road Web Site Guidelines


General Requirements (50 points)
For full credit in this category, presentations must:

  • meet all deadlines;
  • contain a minimum of 12 slides plus title page, bibliography and photo credits;
  • contain a map of the region discussed in the presentation;
  • include a reading guide of 10-20 questions designed to aid middle school-level readers gather information from the presentation;
  • be of a quality of content and design acceptable for public viewing.

Content Requirements (50 points)
For full credit in this category, presentations must:

  • have a logical sequence and have a strong narrative structure written in language appropriate for middle-school level readers;
  • be free of grammatical and spelling errors;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the origins of the idea/technology;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the transmission of the idea/technology across the Silk Road (the mechanics of how the Silk Road worked);
  • demonstrate an understanding of the historical period discussed.

Design Requirements (50 points)
For full credit in this category, presentations must:

  • exhibit balanced and thoughtful use of whitespace, images, backgrounds and transitions;
    be laid out with a clear plan that avoids unnecessary complexity;
  • combine text and images to effective build and support the narrative;
  • be constructed with the user's goals and needs in mind (user-friendly);
  • be of excellent design and construction quality; be attractive and appealing.

Research Requirements (50 points)
For full credit in this category, groups must;

  • submit 10 library logs per group member;
  • utilize opportunities for collaboration in the group and with the instructor including in-class work sessions, email communication, inventory lists and tasks lists;
  • use at least five types of evidence in the research;
  • employ a wide range of sources and source types;
  • properly document text and image sources using appropriate bibliographic forms.