Students have applied themselves diligently to the completion of the ELA MCAS. As spring arrives Fifth Graders will be exploring new worlds as well as designing, planning, and building. Global Studies will see them set sail, science will see students engineer innovations. Students will study the art of the Reformation and the Counter Reformation and in Foreign language students are finding their way around the community using regular and irregular verbs. Musicians are preparing for the Music Extravaganza and the Band Competition.
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
- 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.
- describing Renaissance clothing, including color and material, in French or Spanish
- becoming a Renaissance tailor and designing outfits for a Renaissance person in French or Spanish
- sing, perform, and write about Renaissance music
- learn and perform a Renaissance Dance
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 using EasyBib and create a bibliography
- how to prepare and deliver a monologue
- how to sketch/draw using multi-media
- how to sing and analyze musical elements through writing
- how to dance in the Renaissance style
- how to recognize and correctly implement grammatical rules in a French or Spanish
Global Theme: Communication
Questioning old ideas of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance was a rebirth of the classical age and communicated the explosion of new ideas in art, architecture, literature and innovation.
- Research Paper
- Two three-dimensional artifact
- Performance of Greensleeves.
- Written piece describing musical elements about Greensleeves
- Renaissance Fashion Plate
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
These assessments should be identified in your curriculum map and documented in our assessment portfolio.
- Three paragraph research paper with bibliography
- Oral presentation
- Weekly and end of term assessments on the Renaissance
- Keynote planet slides
- Chorus performance and one paragraph written assignment
- Dress rehearsal and final performance of Greensleeves
- Playing Greensleeves on the piano (optional)
- Final music paper
- Two 3-dimensional artifacts
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Communication is key. Under the year long global theme, Communication, students will explore all aspects of life in the middle ages and present their findings in a variety of ways. Using literature and actively studying vocabulary students will further develop their communication skills through writing informative pieces and narratives.
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