Writing Assignment on Late Medieval Europe and the Renaissance
(Due on April 29)
Directions: You are to write a 1-2 page mini-biography of a man or woman who lived during the time period we’ve been studying. This man or woman may be chosen from the list below, or you may choose another, though I will need to approve your choice first.
You must use at least two sources for the assignment, one of which must be a book or magazine article. You cannot rely solely on the Internet, nor can either source be an encyclopedia or textbook. At the end of your paper, you must provide documentation for the sources you use. For books, you need only provide the author’s name and book title. For a magazine article, you must provide author, title, source (e.g., Time Magazine), and date of publication. For the Internet, you must provide the name of the webpage and the URL.
The paper must be typed and double-spaced. Grading of the paper will follow the attached rubric.
Ferdinand of Aragon
Hans Holbein the Younger
Ivan the Great
Joan of Arc
John, King of England
La Gioconda (Mona Lisa)
Leonardo da Vinci
Lorenzo de Medici
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Richard the Lionhearted
Saint Francis of Assisi
William the Conqueror
Rubric for Paper
1. Organization (5 Points Max.)
_____ The paper is well-organized and includes an Introduction with a topic sentence, a Body with examples and clarifying statements, and a Conclusion summarizing findings.
2. Clarity of Expression / Mechanics (5 Points Max.)
_____ The writing is clear and free of typographical and grammatical errors.
3. Content (10 Points Max.)
_____ The paper summarizes the main points in the life of its subject. (10 Points)
4. Sources Provided (5 Points)
_____ Sources are provided.
Highest Score Possible: 25
Five (5) points will be deducted for each school day past the due date – no excuses.