Students will create a presentation to demonstrate their understanding of the topic: eg. Powerpoint, podcast, website, musical item, dramatic presentation, video etc. of their findings and share these with the students from other countries via the wiki.


Overview of Unit

1. Share the statement: ‘Beauty is power and power is beautiful’ with students. Explain that students will be asked to agree or disagree with this statement based on their findings. Explain that they will be collaborating with students from other countries using this wiki to share ideas and information.

2. Direct students to this wiki site where the pictures of bas relief at Bayon, Ta Prohm and Angkor Wat temples have been posted. They may also view related websites that have weblinks on the wiki. Students work collaboratively in pairs or threes to examine the photos for evidence of how costume and ornamentation designate power and beauty in Cambodia in the 12th and 13th centuries. Students record their findings on the wiki site so their ideas can be shared with students from the other countries.

3. Students examine clothing in their own countries using a range of resources including magazines and the internet. They should also look at the clothing worn by those around them. Students examine the resources for evidence of how costume and ornamentation designate power and beauty in their society. They then post their findings on the wiki.

4. Students compare and contrast how costume and ornamentation depicts power and beauty in their countries with how it was depicted in Cambodia in the 12th and 13th centuries.

5. Students sort, sift and analyse the information they have collected then form an opinion on the statement:

Beauty is power and power is beautiful.

6. Students create a presentation of their findings using a method of their choice, relating to the statement Beauty is power and power is beautiful. They share the presentation (or a video or podcast of their presentation) on this wiki site.

7. Students evaluate their work and the work of their peers using rubrics created using the website http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php