Latin 3 – First Quarter Culture Project:  Famous Romans & Ancients


My Famous Roman is: _____________________________________________

Due Date: Notes, works cited page and presentation with a visual aid: Monday, September 30th, 2019


This project involves note-taking, making a works cited page, creating a presentation, and taking a test.

You must use the ‘Working Bibliography’ forms from the Walnut Hills library to take your notes. All notes (at least 2 pages) will be handwritten in bulleted form and will not have any full sentences or paragraphs. You must use at least 3 sources. Do not use more than 2 internet sources!  You will then create a typed works cited page of the sources you used.  

Using the information from your notes, you will create a presentation about your famous Roman.  Your presentation must be in first person – you ARE that famous Roman!  Your grade will be based on the thoroughness and accuracy of the information given about your person.  The overall clarity, length of time (no more than 5 minutes), and creativity will also be taken into account.  Please also create a visual aid (poster or power point, etc.) for your presentation.

        The test will cover information from everyone’s presentations.  Questions will be based on the information given during the presentations.

Suggested Sources:

In books:

The WHHS Library has individual biographies of many of the people on your list: use the Library catalog to find them. In particular, you should also check:



On the Web:

Ancient History Online- All about the cultures of major ancient civilizations, including Rome. This has excellent biographical information, including pictures.You will need a password from home. User name: walnut ; password: hills.


Resources in Context: High School- A good general web encyclopedia with excellent biographical articles. From Home: password: cinc48953

Ancient History Encyclopedia-Most of the people on your list are included in this website. 

Oxford Classical Dictionary Online-Another good source for the people on your list. From home, user name: infocincy, password: cincyreads

De Imperitoribus Romanis- IF YOU HAVE CHOSEN A ROMAN EMPEROR ONLY--this is an on-line encyclopedia on the rulers of the Roman empire from 27 BC to 1453 CE. The encyclopedia consists of (1) an index of all the emperors who ruled during the empire's 1500 years, (2) biographies on the individual emperors, (3) family trees of important imperial dynasties, (4) an index of significant battles in the empire's history, (5) a growing number of capsule descriptions and maps of these battles, and (6) maps of the empire at different times. The site also has a number of links to other good sites for information on the ancient Roman and Byzantine empires.

If you are doing Cincinnatus, you will need to use the following source from Livy:

Livy Ab Urbe Condita Book 3:

Sections 26-29-about Cincinnatus' recall to Rome as a military leader and subsequent return to his farm.

Sections 11-14-about Cincinnatus' son Caeso Quintius' troubles

Notes (10 points)

Your notes in bulleted form must be on the ‘Working Bibliography’ forms from the Library and the bibliographic information for the sources of the notes must be filled out completely on each form. One page of notes fills both the front and back sides of the form.

The notes will be graded as follows:

        Complete bibliographic information                2 pts.

        Legible and bulleted                                2 pts.

        Notes labeled as to content                        2 pt.

        At least 2 pages (front and back as one)        4 pts.

Works Cited Page (10 points)

Your works-cited page must have at least 3 sources. This must be typed.

This will be graded as follows:

Title of page and typed                1 pt.

        Alphabetic order of citations                1 pts.

        Indentation of lines                        1 pts.

        Completeness and order                

                of elements in citations        4

        Punctuation                                3 pts.


Presentation (15 points)

Your presentation must include the primary information about your famous Roman.  When/where was s/he born?  What is his/her full Roman name? Why is s/he famous?  What are his/her best known accomplishments?  Your presentation will be graded as follows:

Information presented                                        5 pts                                                

Clarity of presentation                                          3 pts        

Length of time (3 minutes or under)                2 pts        

Creativity                                                        5 pts

Students will take notes on each other’s presentations.

Test (15 points)

The test questions will come directly from the information presented on the posters.  Students will be allowed to use their notes from the presentations on the test.  The test will have 35 multiple choice questions.


Wednesday, September 25th                           signature form

Thursday, September 26th, end of class         (at least) 3 pages of notes

Friday, September 27th                         typed rough draft of bibliography

🡪 Each check point is worth 10 quiz points. The entire project is equal to a full test grade (50 pts.). 

**The final due date for this project is Monday, September 30th.  On this day, students will be turning in their handwritten notes and final typed works cited page, and are expected to be ready to present.  Students will be called at random to present, and if that student is not ready, 10 points will be automatically deducted from his/her final grade.  The final test will occur once all the presentations are finished.  


Plagiarism on any part of this project will result in a grade of ‘0’ for the entire project and school administrators will be notified

                        [Turn in this portion of the page to Ms. Keener by Wednesday, September 25th, 2019]

I have been assigned the following person:  



Student’s name (please print) ________________________________________________

Student’s signature ___________________________________________________    Date: _________________

I have read the above two pages and understand that my student has undertaken to do this project by the deadlines indicated.  I also understand that failure to complete this project will make it very difficult for my student to pass third quarter.

Parent’s signature ___________________________________________________    Date: _________________


Plagiarism on any part of this project will result in a grade of ‘0’ for the entire project and school administrators will be notified.