Greek Drama: High School Proficient Model Cornerstone Assessment
Greek Drama—Tragic Hero: Model Cornerstone Assessment
Title: Greek Drama—Tragic Hero
Grade Level: High School Proficient
Author: Andrea Roposh
Artistic Processes: Creating, Performing, Reflecting, Connecting
Task Description: Students will study the traditional elements of Greek Drama. They will analyze the qualities of the heroes in the plays. Students will create a hero character and write a monologue for that character. Students will perform their monologue and reflect on their writing and performance.
Evidence of Student Learning Collected: hero biography; performance, reflection; and written monologue.
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This model cornerstone assessment was created and piloted during the 2020-2021 school year, funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Hero Biography Rubric
Monologue Performance Rubric
Monologue Performance Reflection Rubric
Written Monologue Rubric
Additional Tools & Resources
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HS-I Greek Drama - Tragic Hero Model Cornerstone Assessment UnitAccess the full Greek Drama MCA unit for High School Proficient students.
Greek Hero Biography Worksheet & RubricTeacher Andrea Roposh created this worksheet for students to research and build a Greek Hero. Greek Hero Biography rubric is included.
Monologue Writing Assignment & RubricTeacher Andrea Roposh created these guidelines for students to write their monologues. Written monologue rubric included.
Illustrating the Process: Samples of Student Work
Hero Research & Biography
Hero's Biography - Student 09
Hero's Biography - Student 10
Written Monologue - Student 13
Written Monologue - Student 05
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