This is a post were I will be reflecting on my most recent humanities project. This project was based mainly on the Middle Ages, which I already knew a little bit about but it was fun to know more so I enjoyed this project.
We started out by reading a book, the book of the lion this book is about a character named Edmund, and a few of his friends that participate in the crusades, each week we had to read 14 chapters of the book we did this for 3 weeks since the book was only 42 chapters. Each week we had a role sheet to do which is to show how we can connect the book to today and on Monday we would share this with our reading group. There was 3 different roles for this so each person could do each role once the 3 roles were artful artist were you had to draw a picture from the book that you think is an important part there was sumerizor where you summarize each chapter of the book that you read that week and the last one is connector where you connect events from the book to other books movies yourself or to the world today I will try not to spoil it too much so I will give you a warning the 3 pictures have spoilers so if you want to read the book then dont look at these.
I did not really like this book. it was hard to read and understand, it jumped all over the place at the end of each chapter and the book had way too many un necessary words. It was also not that interesting since it was very predictable it also used a bunch of slang from that period of time so some of the words I had to look up to be able to get what the author was trying to say.
The next thing that we had to do for this project was a group project. we were out into pairs of 2 and then we had to come up with 2 different examples of change and continuity between life today and in the middle ages my partner in crime was Ryder check out his blog he will also be doing a blog post on this project. so for the project our examples of change and continuity were change: sports in the middle ages and continuity: environmental concerns. For my portion of the project I did the sports as an example of change and he did the environmental concerns. this project was really fun to do since I love learning about the middle ages so it was a cool project to do in this project we had to make a keynote that we had to present to the class the requirements for the keynote were that we had to have only pictures and that there was a maximum of 3 words per page so we had to explain everything that we learned in this project out loud to our class. my keynote will be below right here as a video.
I showed this competency when I was researching and I looked for good sources of information I also demonstrated this when I was reading the book of the lion when I was doing the role sheets and reading some of the chapters a second time I would always highlight all the most important parts of the chapters like when we meat a new character.
Identify continuity and change:
I showed this when I was doing my project I showed this by identifying all of the differences and similarities between today and in the Middle Ages I showed it as well in my research that I did for this project.
In the end I really liked this projects since it was all about the Middle Ages so it was really fun to work on. It was also really fun to work with Ryder he was really chilled out, and when we were presenting to the class it was really fun since he was really calm and it made me calmer so I was able to finish presenting without all the stress.