Monday, April 27, 2015

The Manor System

A huge part of the life style of the Medieval Times involved the Manor system. It was a way of organizing agricultural labor. Within the Manor, there was pretty much everything you needed. In the video, you will see me build the Manor system to show you what was all included. Your task, for Friday, is to be able to recreate the manor system and show me you understand what it is. Good Luck!

This is Feudalism

See Feudalism come alive inside my garage! Me, along with three helpers, have decided to provide you with a visual of the Feudalism pyramid. Watch as the four levels (king, noble, knight, peasant) come alive and share with you who they are and what they do. Also, learn how each level is connected to the others. 
X-Quest: Answer the questions after watching the video:
1. List the four levels of Feudalism in order starting from the TOP
2. Explain what each level does
3. Explain how each level helps or is connected to the other levels. 

Good Luck! 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hazerstros Task: Ancient Quest "I Stop the Black Death"

Johnny Rawten needs 8 coins to complete his Ancient Quest. He has 7, which means he is in his last ancient world. In the Medieval Times, Johnny will either earn his 8 and final coin or die. He has past through and conquered the Stone Age, Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India, Greece, and Rome. He is so close to the end, he can taste it. The Medieval Times is a place he has been before, as a 6th grader. That time, Johnny came face to face with death, deep in the dungeon of a castle. Now, Johnny is back in the Medieval Times and will face death again, and lots of it. This brutal world has been made even more brutal with a disease so treacherous entire towns are disappearing. A question for Johnny continues to linger, "What does he do if he does in fact gain all 8 coins?" The unknown makes him shudder...

Read: Chapter 9: "I Stop the Black Death"

Map of the Realm Winners

Period 3: Highgarden 
Period 4: Sunspear 
Period 6: Stormly 
Period 8: Newcastle
Period 9: Highgarden

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wax Museum 2015 is Over.

The single most talked about day of the year has come and gone. The Wax Museum is over and let me just say, you all totally rocked our big night. I had a blast walking around, seeing your props/costumes/scenes and watching you perform. I am extremely proud of you and extremely thankful to be your teacher. There was magic in the air last night. I could feel it. The school came alive like never before and that is because of you. Your effort, hardwork, creativity, and courage create a night like no other in Brandon Valley Middle School. I was constantly stopped by people telling me how great you all were doing. The one hour and thirty minutes seemed to go by in a blink. I wanted it to keep going because there was so much to do and look at! It was one of my most favorite moments as a teacher and for that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You left a huge mark on this school and the Wax Museum event. You created an experience not soon forgotten by all who witnessed. 

KSFY at the Wax Museum

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Big Night has Arrived...

April 21st, 2015 has arrived. The day we have been talking about the most since last October is finally here, which means it is time to experience the past like never before. With the giant Wax Museum Cube hanging from the rafters, we know this is our night to perform and honor the memory of our character. Be confident. Be enthusiastic. Be alive. You only get one shot at this night, so make it a memory, make it a moment you can take with you all the days of your life. 

Wax Museum 2015 is here.....

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hazerstros: Realm of Dragons

We have finally arrived at the last world. It is the Medieval Times. We will be traveling back in time to a magical, mystical world called Hazerstros: The Realm of Dragons. Here, you and your House members must work hard to build your army, for the epic grand finale will bring us all to the field of battle, One question boom in the darkness: Who will control the Dragon? 

Wax Museum 2015. It's Coming....

Friday, April 10, 2015

Blueman is Stranded on an Island

What weird stuff is Blueman up to now? As he and Mustache find themselves stranded on an island, the topic of ancient Rome might come up.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Ancient Quest Ch. 8: "I Conquer the Colosseum"

Johnny has 6 coins but the deal with Buddha calls for 8 coins, so Johnny still has some work to do. Johnny has entered ancient Rome in search for his 7th golden coin. This is the ancient world that everything began for Johnny back when he was a 6th grader and time traveling all over the place. It is ancient Rome where Johnny found himself in the Colosseum, face to face with a tiger and only one option to survive. On that day, Johnny took the sword in his hands and thrust it up into the chest cavity of the tiger, killing it. He had no choice. He had to do it or he surely would not have walked out of the Colosseum. It is that moment in the Colosseum that led Johnny back to the ancient worlds on a quest like no other. Six years later, Johnny is back in the Colosseum, with one goal: Conquer the Colosseum and earn his 7th coin. What will happen to Johnny? Will he survive? How will he conquer the Colosseum? What will he face? Danger and intrigue await. Time to read about Johnny's adventure in ancient Rome.
Read: Ancient Quest Chapter 8 "I Conquer the Colosseum" 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ancient Rome Detective

In "Ancient Rome: You Are There" your goal was to survive the day. Now, you are back in ancient Rome but you have a different objective: to become an ancient Rome detective and solve these clues. It is your job to identify the 10 suspects and bring them to justice. These people/things have been out pillaging the country side, so it is your job to find them to stop their destruction. Follow the instructions on the Rome Detective PowerPoint. You will record your findings in your work packet. Good Luck, detective. 
Extend the Learning: Once you have figured out all of the 10 suspects, select ONE of them and write a 4-5 sentence paragraph, providing more detail/explanation of that topic. This brief research project is a Common Core State Standard. You will post a comment.