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Assessment task 2: Instructions

Produce two texts (one factual and one fictional), which imagine life in ancient Rome. These texts can either be produced by hand or using a range of suitable computer software or web 2.0 tools. The intended audience for these texts is aged 11–13.

Factual: This text must inform the reader about everyday life in ancient Rome, taking into consideration one of the following: social structures, law or religion. It must include text and images and can be in any format of your choice. You may choose to adapt the text styles and formats you have studied, or create your own new ones. This text should be finished by the end of week 8 of the unit.

Fictional: This text must help the reader to engage with ancient Rome on an emotional level. You may choose to adapt the text styles and formats you have studied, or create your own new ones. Examples could include (but are not limited to): an imaginary diary entry, a short story, prose or poetry. This text can either be in a purely written format, or you may wish to include multimodal elements. This text should be finished 2 weeks after the unit ends.

Both texts must include an introductory ‘Author’s note’ that gives:

The author’s note for each text should be 300–400 words long. It is recommended that you write it after you have finished the text. You should also include a bibliography which acknowledges the books, websites and other resources you used (this should include, but is not limited to, the texts you studied in class).