The Driving Question
For every project we have a driving question, a question that we can come back to through out the project. For this project our driving question is: “What can we learn from the past and why does it matter to us today?” So yes, we had to learn about the Medieval Times!
Book of the Lion
Like our last project we had to read a book again. This time the book was called “The Book of the Lion.” The book was okay but it wasn’t my favourite in the world I preferred “The Outsiders.” You can check out my blog post to that by clicking here! Like the Outsiders we had to again do role sheets. This time there were only 3 not 4. We had to fill out the role sheets every week and then meet with our discussion groups to present our work.
Art Work Choice Chart
As part of this project we had to make an art work choice chart. There were a bunch of categories that we had to fill out and each of them were different but we had to but a picture of something that best suits the box. There were 7 slides that we had to fill out and the first one that we did we had to put a picture of a medieval painted person. The choice chart was okay to do, once you got into it it got easier and then it was fine.
Sketch and Tell
We were given a template to draw what we thought it meant for societies to gain and lose power. We were each given a partner so we could present it to them when we had finished. After we had shown our drawing we had to write a paragraph explaining the drawing and how it connects to yourself. It was fun to draw our ideas on societies gaining and losing power, but I was not the biggest fan of writing the paragraph, but it was fine in the end!
We had to do a leader tribute on someone from the Medieval Times. I wasn’t there for it but the group I was put in when I was back at school were kind enough to give me a part even though I wasn’t there for it. The group I was in did a sketch to display to the class along with some facts and things about the leader.
Our Art Work
The main thing I would say is the art work. The art work was fun to make because we got to use the photos from our art work choice chart and put and make a piece of art from it. We had to put our faces on a medieval person and we did it on an app called “SuperimposeX” I liked using that app because it was fun to be able to make ourselves into medieval art. I am proud of my art because I think that I put a lot of effort into making it and I am proud of the art that I have made.
So yeah that is what my result was! It looks a little…funny, but I don’t mind it and it was the best one I had made.
As part of the art work we had to write a paragraph on it explaining the art that we have made.
Paragraph Explaining my Art!
Today we have been asked to write about our medieval art work that we have made. For this project our driving question is “What can we learn from the past and why does that matter to us today?” So we have been asked to make a piece of art starring us!
This medieval art work shows how our worldview has changed from the medieval times and how it displays how different their worldview is from ours. This is important to me because of the opportunities we now have today from what has happened back then and what they have done. I have put in a clock in my art work because of the way they told time back in the medieval period. They had to use a thing called a sundial that cast a shadow on a stone plate depending on where the sun was in the sky. This was important to me because if they hadn’t created the sun dial we wouldn’t have a clock and it makes me feel grateful for what they have done so we can live an easier life today. I have put a crown in my art because they used to have kings and queens just like we do now. It is important to me because we have kept that from the past and it means that our world is not so different from theirs. I wanted to put a group of people to display society in the medieval times. People in the medieval period were born into their groups. Some children were born to knights or merchants and some people were born to slaves or pheasants. They couldn’t just change who they were and they had to grow up like that. It is important to me because of what we now have because of what they have done for us. Woman didn’t really get education and it was sad that no one really got any education so we are lucky to have education based on what they have done for us since then. The book displays how grateful I am for the education we now have today because I know that people in the Middle Ages were not so fortunate. They didn’t get amazing education that we have today, education that helps shape our worldview. We are learning about them now because of what they have done. They are teaching us things about the medieval times now and what has happened back then. They are teaching us about what they did, their history and much more. All of these aspects are important to me because it has helped shape my worldview. Whatever was accomplished in the medieval period has helped shape my worldview. We now have digital clocks because of what they have accomplished back then. I am grateful for all that they have done to and have taught me over these last couple weeks. How much we have learned about them and how we have been able to learn about the Middle Ages.
Overall in this project I learned A LOT about the medieval times and their worldview. I learned about their worldview by reading the “Book of the Lion” and all the other activities we did. This project was pretty fun! It was fun because we got to learn about the medieval times and make art, I really like to make art and doing it on an iPad was really fun because I have never done it before! I learned even more about others worldview and my worldview and have come to understand it even more then I did before. I have learned so much from the past and I learned about things that we still have today like clocks! Well back then they had sundials but they had the same concept except that they used the sun that casted shadow that shined on the right time of day. Even though things were slightly different we wouldn’t be as far as making clocks if they hadn’t thought of the sundial. I have to say that this was a fun project and I am glad that we got to do it because I enjoyed learning about the past and doing all the work to create our end result!
Thanks for reading my blog about our latest project on the medieval times! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you read my next post!👍😁