Mr. Stewart’s Global history class used iMovie to make catchy films comparing Rome VS Greece. Check out students’ work below.
Here’s the assignment:
ROME VS. GREECE DEBATE
Ancient Rome and Greece are both very important ancient civilizations with accomplishments that
easily equal each other. Therefore, in order to discover which civilization is more important we will
You will be given a day to do research for your topics. With the various topics it is very important that
you organize your team so that every topic is covered. When you are researching you are expected to
be working only on the debate. If you are caught looking at something not related to the debate your
There will be seven topics that will be covered. They are:
CAESAR VS. ALEXANDER THE GREAT
ROMAN MILITARY VS. GREEK MILITARY
ROMAN GOVERNMENT VS. GREEK GOVERNMENT
*WHERE WOULD YOU RATHER LIVE ROME OR GREECE?
*WHO IS MORE IMPORTANT TODAY ROME OR GREECE?
For each of the topics that your team wins, a point will be added to your Rome Test grade. The
winner of the debate (3 wins or more) will receive a free homework assignment where they will get
full credit. The free homework assignment can only be used in the 2nd quarter.
There are three rounds in each debate. Each round had various differences.
Round 1: You will simply be stating facts and be given a point for each that you can name. (45
Round 2: You will be asked to state why your person place or thing is more important than the other.
(45 seconds) Restating facts will not earn you points
Round 3: You will be asked to pose a question to the opposing team about your topic. You will be
given time to respond along with time for a rebuttal. (30 seconds and 2 minutes)
If anyone on your team talks when it is not your teams turn you will also lose a point.
*For these two topics, students will be expected to create a video that will be shown in class using
their argument. Students should be ready to use facts that support your argument along with some
creativity. Between the two videos everyone in your group should have at least one speaking role. All
St. Joe’s rules are expected to be followed and both videos should be class room appropriate.
The videos should be very similar to the debate rounds in which you make your argument and speak
negatively about the opponents ideas. Videos should be approximately 5 minutes each.