Renaissance Game Reflection

Answer the question: What have I learned about the Renaissance in the last two classes?

Think about the last two classes and reflect on game we played, the material you read, and the reports your group wrote. Explain with details and specific information what you learned and what you found interesting about the Renaissance.

In the title section, write “What have I learned about the Renaissance?”

In the post section, answer the question. Make sure to write a full paragraph describing everything you have learned about the Renaissance. Make sure to spell check, grammar check, read out loud, and format with paragraph spacing before you click publish.

Renaissance Interview Reflection

On your own blog in the title section, write “Renaissance Interview Reflection”

Make sure to write two detailed paragraphs describing your feelings in response to the following statement and question. Make sure to spell check, grammar check, read out loud, and format with paragraph spacing before you click publish.

#1. Think about class today and reflect on the presentations you listened to. Explain with details and specific information what you learned and what you found interesting about the presentations you heard in class.

#2. What would you change to improve your interview/presentation if you were to do the assignment again?

Renaissance Person Interview

Now that you have finished your interview you need to post your work on the blog. Your post must include all of the following:

  • A Title
  • Paragraph about your person (see instructions below)
  • The recorded version of your interview
  • A picture of him/her with the url below it
  • Pictures of his/her greatest accomplishments with the urls below them

Keep in mind that I will be looking at the structure as well as content of your paragraph. Your paragraph should have the following for a perfect score.

Strong, topic sentence explains points to be discussed.

Clear main idea(s) provides reasons, details, or facts with transitions.

Specific supporting sentences explain main idea(s) with examples and evidence.

Strong, clear concluding sentence provides clear link and closure to topic.

Reminder- All Blocks

You will be working in class next period to record your Renaissance Person Interview. By next class, you should have completed all your research and typed your interview. That means you have at least three full pages of notes, from at least three different sources, and you filled out a web evaluation for any site that is not an encyclopedia.

REMINDER: You must turn in all of your work next class!

  • Block G- Thursday, May 3rd
  • Block B- Friday, May 4th

You should staple the following information in order with the rubric on top.

  • Rubric
  • Typed Draft of Interview
  • Typed Works Cited List
  • Research Records
  • Web Evaluations

The rubric, web evaluation and research record are all on the resource page.

Homework Block B and G (April 10/11)

The term “Renaissance person” is used to describe someone who has a wide range of knowledge or skills. Identify some public figure whom you would consider to be a Renaissance person. Write a detailed paragraph defending and explaining your choice.  Then, find and post a picture of the person you described.

On your own blog in the title section, write “Renaissance Person”

In the post section, post your paragraph first and then your picture with the url below it. Make sure to write a detailed and specific paragraph describing your response. Make sure to spell check, grammar check, read out loud, and format with paragraph spacing before you click publish.

Keep in mind that I will be looking at the structure as well as content of your paragraph. Your paragraph should have the following for a perfect score.

Strong, topic sentence explains points to be discussed.

Clear main idea(s) provides reasons, details, or facts with transitions.

Specific supporting sentences explain main idea(s) with examples and evidence.

Strong, clear concluding sentence provides clear link and closure to topic.

Reminder- all blocks

All components (except model) of the Medieval Project are due:

Block B: Tuesday, March 20th
Block G: Wednesday, March 21st

Model of the Medieval Project is due:

Block B: Thursday, March 22th
Block G: Friday, March 23st

Medieval Faire and Feast
Monday 26 March 2007
The dungeon of the MKIS castle (activity room)
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

The assignment, rubric, and invitation are all on the resource page.

Religion Study Guide

The first section of the quiz will be a vocabulary and multiple choice section.  This will be taken without help from the packet.  You should study the Jeopardy questions to help prepare for the quiz. If you know all the answers in the game, you should do well on the quiz.

The second section of the quiz will contain essay question.  You may use the packet for this section of the quiz but it will be timed so you need to effectively use the packet to aid you in answering the questions.  Use the big idea topics found at the end of the quiz to prepare for the essay section.

Block B- Monday
Block G- Tuesday
Notes: Study the following questions to prepare yourself for the quiz. The answers are written in BOLD print.

Religion Jeopardy

Witch Hunt

100- For you to be taken to trial, there needs to be this number of witnesses to have evidence against you A: two

200-Witches were thought to worship this evil entity A: The Devil

300-This is the name of the court to find and prosecute witches
A; Holy Inquiisition

400-These are 3 ways the accused were tested for witchcraft A: Presence of small animals, floating in water, burning hand with hot iron, presence of pagan charms, torture until they confessed because it drove out devil and allowed them to tell truth, tied in uncomfortable position without food and water ( if survived, obvious assistance of devil)

500- Daily Double: People who follow other religions other than Christianity are called pagans or this A: heretics

History

100-This was approximately when Christianity began A; 30 AD

200- Christianity began on this small province of the Roman Empire A: Judea

300- In the early 300s, Christianity spread because this happened in the Roman Empire A: Christianity was made the official religion of Empire

400- The term Christians means this A: Followers of Christ

500- Give three reasons why people may have chosen to become Christians A; Fear of being an outcast It offered a better afterlife (heaven) Earn favor of the church They lived in poverty and needed faith in a higher power They actually believed in the teachings

Power of Church

100- People paid this percentage of their earnings to the church
A: 10%

200- This is the word for a payment made to the church A: Tithe

300- This is when you are removed from all the connections to the church
A: excommunicated

400- The hierarchy of the church is priest, bishop, ______, cardinal and finally the Pope A: Archbishop

500- The church used Christianity as a form of _____ to spread the opinion and beliefs that fighting the holy war was the correct action A: propaganda
Crusades
100 There were this many different crusades A: seven

200 The crusades lasted around this many years A: 175 years

300 What did the Pope promised the crusaders A: Forgiveness for all their sins They would go to heaven

400- In the end, this Moslem leader agrees to let Christians visit the holy land
A: Sultan Saladdin

500- This is the year that the Turks took over the Holy Land and prohibit the Christians to visit A; 1095

Daily Life

100- This particular group of people lived in a self-sufficient community based around the devotion to God A: monks

200- These journeys to the holy land were often uncomfortable and dangerous
A: pilgrimages

300- This is the term given to monks who travel to spread the teachings of Christianity A: Friars

400- A small community controlled by the lord of the estate is called A: fief & manor

500- This was the punishment given to Sarah of Cottage Mill for working on the Sabbath A: Whipping

OTHER THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:

– Reasons the church obsessed over witch hunt

– Reasons people joined crusades

– The evolution of Christianity (start,,,spread..decline..etc.)

– How the church uses propaganda to gain power

– Positive effects of the crusades on Medieval Europe

– Factors that made witch hunt so severe

Homework Block B and G (Feb 22/23)

People in the Middle Ages who went on the Crusades were often prepared to give up their lives for a cause they believed in.  Are there any modern-day issues which inspire people to act like this? Explain in detail your answer to this question.

On your own blog in the title section, write “Are there people today willing to give up their lives for a cause they believe in?”

In the post section, answer the question. Make sure to write a detailed and specific paragraph describing your response to the question. Make sure to spell check, grammar check, read out loud, and format with paragraph spacing before you click publish.

Homework Block B and G (Feb 13/16)

On your own blog answer the question: How important was religion to people of the Middle Ages?

Think about the last class, review the notes you took about the clues, and reflect on the material we read in the religion packet about the Middle Ages. Explain with details and specific information from your notes your response to the question above.

In the title section, write “How important was religion to people of the Middle Ages?”

In the post section, answer the question. Make sure to write a full paragraph describing everything you have learned about the Middle Ages. Make sure to spell check, grammar check, read out loud, and format with paragraph spacing before you click publish.

NOTE: Block B must also turn in the vocabulary packet