History came to life on Friday, November 6th, for Oakwood fourth and fifth-grade students. Both in-person and remote students learned and celebrated the Medieval and Renaissance periods. To bring the era to life, teachers and students alike wore costumes seen during the Middle Ages, dressing as knights, pirates, or those you might see spending time at court.
There were many enriching and educational activities. Students viewed Renaissance memorabilia and learned about parchment, coins, and other interesting relics. They spent time discovering what day-to-day life was like for adults and children during that part of history, the clothing worn, and how homes were different than those of modern times. The students were taught about Medieval hawking and were delighted to see various types of birds, discover their unique talents, and watch hawks take flight. A medieval weaponry expert held demonstrations, showing students different weapons and the armor used to protect knights. Students also drew pirate ships and in the process learned about the parts of a ship.
To finish the day, fourth-grade students created DaVinci flying machines while the fifth-grade students built small castles using different boxes and cylinders found at home. Overall this day was both an educational and exciting day for our students.
*4th and 5th grade students are in protected cohorts and are not required to maintain 6 foot distance while wearing face coverings.