Renaissance Day at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Thu, 02/04/2021 - 09:12
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As the culminating event of our social studies unit, 6th Grade went back in time to the Renaissance. Students began the day learning about social customs during the Renaissance time period so that they could authentically greet and address one another throughout the day. They then designed a coat of arms and motto for their family name. Next, students learned a court dance fit to perform at a royal ball. During the remainder of the day, students set up a faire displaying booths of their own creation. We had everything from fortune telling, to black smithing, to swordsmanship! To top it all off, students embarked on a competitive quest. They selected from a series of tasks such as building model castles, composing songs about the Black Plague and researching weapons to earn points. At the end of the day, the student with the most points was crowned King!  A special thanks to our 6th grade teachers for such a fun and educational day1