The driving question for this entire project is “what can we learn from the past and why does it matter to us today?”. At the start this was hard to understand and answer. Throughout the project easier for me to answer. Throughout this post, you might be able to answer it too.
The Book Of The Lion.
To help us answer the driving question, we had to read a book called The Book Of The Lion by Michael Cadnum. It was very interesting and was hard to get through, but it helped me understand the driving question more. I would rate the Book Of The Lion a 4/10. I don’t have a whole lot of feelings about this book. Everything went by so fast. My tip is to actually read the book. If you cant, get someone to read it to you (I did that). We got assigned chapters to read each week. Once we’ve read the chapter, we had to fill out a role sheet. Like we did with the outsiders, a role sheet every week with our group. My group was with Julia, Marcus and I. We got mixed up on the role sheets the first time but it got sorted out and was fine 5 mins later.
My friend Emilia and I had to write a script/ dialogue of a Christian and a Muslim talking to each other showing the different perspectives. It had to be under a minute. I wrote it on 5 minutes before we started presenting. We added a lot more when we were presenting. It was basically improv once we were up there.
The Leader Tribute.
In the morning like always, we go into table groups. Julia, Emilia and I were all late that day so we were put into a group together. Pretty good group not gonna lie. Through the last few days we’ve been reading through 3 different leaders that led during the medieval time. Salah Al-Din, Chinggis Khan, and Eleanor of Aquitne. We had to chose one of those leaders, we went with Chinggis Khan. We wrote a couple sentences each to say and drew a very rushed picture. Emilia was sick the day we had to present so Keira joined us. Julia explained the picture, Kiera read Julias part on the scrip and I got left with reading Emilia AND my part.
We had to find a picture from the medieval times that we could put ourself in. This didn’t take very long. We used SuperimposeX. SuperimposeX is a really cool, fun, interesting app that you can edit and add things into photos. Once we had our photo with ourselves in it, we had to find 3 more things we can put into the photo. In the paragraph below you can see that I chose beliefs/leadership so I drew a cross around a farmers neck. Time, I put a medieval sun in the top corner. My last one is society so I found a castle and put it on a hill.
Paragraph Explaining My Medieval Art.
In my gorgeous piece of medieval art, I tried to focus on our driving question, what can we learn from the past and why does it matter to us today. It matters because the decisions made back then made our society today.
(Leadership and beliefs) There were good and bad decisions made by leaders and people with power. All the mistakes, the government can learn from them, I can learn from them and we can all learn from the mistakes. Many people in the Middle Ages believed in the Christian God. They would pray before bed, and lots of people still do.
(Time) We live on time. It matters so much to us. It is precious. Time can work with you or against you. If your late for something it is against you, unless if you want to be late. It can work with you if your on time. It’s always good if your on time, even early. Back in the Middle Ages, apparently the clock was a new invention that many people were excited about. They also told time with the sunrise and sunset, natural time😄. Now, we still use time, but clocks are easier. We even have time on our wrists⌚️.
(Society)There were social classes, like the outsiders. There were the peasants, the knights, the lords then the king. The king and the lords were the most powerful because they had the most land and like I said in my chart, land = power. Most of the time, the king lived in the castle with his family. Where’s the queen? I seriously don’t know. The peasants normally don’t have a say in anything. In The Book Of The Lion, I don’t know what chapter it was on but Edmund was wondering about heaven, but he couldn’t ask because of his social class. I think he’s a peasant.
Sketch & Tell.
So, we had to do this in class. It doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense what I was rambling on about. Don’t mind my masterpiece, you really have to got an artists eye to see the picture clearly😂. We also had to write a paragraph explaining what we drew (that’s what I was rambling on about).
Throughout this project I learned so much more about the medieval times (I didn’t know a lot before). I learned so much about all the decisions made then and how they impacted our society today and a lot about the past that applies to us today. It’s also really hard to relate to things back then because everything has changed so much!
Thank you for reading my post. Leave a comment if your bored and want to. See ya ✌️.