Temporal Journey via the Renaissance
Tenth Grade Coached Project, Fall 2011
- What distinguishes one period of
history from another?
- Why do people study history?
- What is the role and impact of religion
- What is the role and impact of art
- How does technology influence society?
- What is the interaction between language
- What does it mean to be a citizen
(member of a society)? How does who you are affect your life?
- What would life be like without geometry?
- Why do humans employ hierarchical
September 30, 2011:
Kick-off the project with A Knight’s
Tale in the Trinity Room (writing assignment to accompany movie)
September 30-October 20:
Decide upon a topic/personage and sign up with Mr. Stair
Agree upon group members
Decide what each member’s role will be within the groups
Consider resources that might take some time to obtain (i.e. wood for construction,
costumes, etc) & plan how to get those resources
Conference with teachers about project possibilities
October 5, 2011:
A Knight’s Tale Questions due
to Mr. Stair by 8:10 AM
October 10, 2011:
Renaissance Faire Field Trip (not required, but it’ll be fun!!)
October 21, 2011:
Project Proposal due to Mr. Stair by 8:10 AM (one per person)
10th Grade teacher liaison will be determined based on your choice of project
November 7 & 8:
ALL OF CORE CLASSES WITH 10th GRADE TEAM TEACHERS WILL BE DEVOTED
TO WORKING ON THE PROJECT
Determine your presentation mode
Agree upon each group member’s SPECIFIC responsibilities
Determine your needs/resources, and a plan to procure them
Utilize the computer lab, the library, the classrooms, Mr. Stair’s tools,
and the advice of your teachers to create your project
Check-in meeting with Liaison
Computer-Generated Annotated MLA Works Cited List due to your 10th Grade Teacher Liaison
Formal presentations during 6th & 7th periods to 10th Grade
Teacher Liaison and other 10th grade students
The 10th Grade Renaissance Faire in the gym—invite your family!
Post-Project Written Reflection Due to Ms HB by 8:10 via email or
It would be unwise to have
groups larger than four people, as the information will likely get too watered
down, and it would not be possible for all members to work up to full capacity.
MLA Works Cited Sheet:
This is a list of your sources with a short description of the information that you are using from that source in your presentation. Use the sheet provided to complete this activity or download this sheet (easier to edit!) at Ms HB’s
Presentation (See Presentation Rubric and Historical Content Rubric):
presentation on November 22, 2011 in your Teacher Liaison’s room
· You may
choose to utilize PowerPoint, poster, or other appropriate mode of presentation
· You and
your group members must cover the following in your presentation:
o The historical importance of your person/topic
o Connection between your person/topic and Classical
o (Brief) connection between your person/topic and modern
o How your topic/person is an example of the Renaissance
Faire (See Life Skills (Civic/Social) Rubric and Presentation Rubric):
We will be in character on November 23, 2011, interacting
with one another, and showing off our knowledge to visitors who happen upon our little village.
Other students, parents, faculty, or outside visitors
may interview you about your character/topics. Below are the questions you might
be asked, so you should be prepared to answer them in character.
do you do for work?
are you from?
me about your family.
should I know about you?
you want to marry or have you ever been married?
do you do for fun?
are you most proud about?
religion important to you?
you follow politics?
10. Which is the last book
11. Do you believe a cup is
half empty or half full? Are you an optimist or a pessimist?
12. What adjective would a
close friend use to describe you?
13. Who is your favorite celebrity
Renaissance Reflection (see Post-Project Reflection Rubric):
This is your chance to reflect about your learning. Show off your new, amazing knowledge; tell the teachers about your challenges, your
victories, and lingering questions. Make connections to the real world.