WESTERN CIVILIZATION Essay
Essay 1: Read the Funeral Oration of Pericles in the Ancient History Sourcebook at Fordham University(http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/pericles-funeralspeech.asp). Given the context of this speech, do you believe everything Pericles says about Athens in the Funeral Oration? Why or why not?
Your essays will be graded using the rubric below.
Criteria Description Points
Focus A well-developed, specific, defensible, and relevant thesis is articulated. The thesis statement thoroughly and completely addresses the question posed. The thesis statement is highlighted in bold or italicized lettering.
Support Details in support of the thesis are well-chosen, explained, and connected to the argument. They are presented in a well-organized and lucid argument.
Subject Knowledge Student demonstrates an understanding of the primary source document and its place in the history of Western civilization.
Format A brief introduction and conclusion offer helpful summaries of the argument.
Mechanics Essay is the appropriate length (300-500 words), double spaced, and submitted in Word or Rich Text Format.
Style Basics Grammar, spelling and writing style is appropriate to college level work.