What’s new and what’s old in the time of the Renaissance?
What can art tell us about society?
Students will demonstrate their understanding of the Renaissance by investigating a prominent personality of the era and writing a formal paper showing the contributions made by this individual.
Each student will assume the identity of this Renaissance personality by:
- identifying and researching a personality from the Renaissance
- writing a formal research paper on this person
- preparing a short introduction to this character and delivering it orally
- dressing in attire that is typical of clothing of the time period and communicates their social status
- creating a mixed media/collage self portrait in the style of Renaissance art
- creating two three-dimensional artifacts that represents the work/role of the this Renaissance personality.
- sing, perform, and write about Renaissance music
- learn and perform a Renaissance Dance
- create a Renaissance clothing poster with written descriptions of the outfits in French or Spanish
Fifth Grade Students Will Learn:
- how to work independently
- how to plan, organize and showcase research
- how to conduct research using reference material (online and print)
- how to write responses to prompts and support answers with research and with material learned in class
- how to cite sources and create a bibliography
- how to use iPads to research our solar system and create a Keynote slide presentation.
- how to prepare and deliver a monologue
- how to sketch/draw using multi-media
- how to sing Renaissance songs and analyze musical elements through writing
- how to dance in the Renaissance style
- Color and adjective agreement in French or Spanish
- Clothing and fabric vocabulary in French or Spanish
- Seasons and weather vocabulary in French or Spanish
- Research Paper
- Two three-dimensional artifact
- Choral performance of Pastime with Good Company with musical accompaniment
- Written piece analyzing Renaissance music
- Renaissance clothing poster in French or Spanish
Standards, Strands, Skills (Students will learn, do): A basic list of major standard, strands, and skills assessed in this projects. These should follow the state frameworks, including ELA and Math Common Core.
- visual design and composition
- playing instruments
- critical response through analyzing music
- descriptive writing pertaining to clothing in French or Spanish
These assessments should be identified in your curriculum map and documented in our assessment portfolio.
- Three paragraph research paper with bibliography
- Weekly and end of term assessments on the Renaissance
- Inventions of the Renaissance Research Project
- Egg Drop Project
- Greensleeves essay
- Singing of Pastimes with Good Company with analytical written component
- Two 3-dimensional artifacts
- Foreign language clothing poster