In-depth project based learning centered on learning about the Middle Ages. Middle school students doing real research, project board, tangible, multimedia presentation based on genuine, historical information about the Middle Ages.
Cascade Middle School Medieval Fair When: Spring Mastery Project Where: Throughout the School Parents And Grandmas Love The Medieval Faire!
The Medieval Faire What Is the Medieval Faire? The Age of Faith is an in-depth, month long study of the Middle Ages in Europe, the times of chivalry and feudalism, the age of kings and knights. The Medieval Faire is a community celebration with 320 student generated historical exhibits, a feast, and authentic costumes all focused on the history of Medieval Europe. The Medieval Faire is also a juried competition where the best exhibits will be awarded ribbons and best of show honors by community judges.
Cascade Middle School has enjoyed 30 years putting on and instructing students creating the Medieval Faire. The Medieval Faire represents the best in project based learning and real world accountability when 320 student exhibits are displayed for a community audience of over a thousand parents and residents of our district. Many citizens enjoy the faire as much as the students. A Brief History of the Medieval Fair At CMS
MF: A Juried Competition BE AGRAND PRIZE WINNER!!
Medieval Fair Projects Medieval Faire Projects Consists of 5 Key Components: <ul><li>A Presentation Board </li></ul><ul><li>A Table Display </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic Research/Project Report on Selected Topic </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Presentation on Research/What Was Learned </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of Board and Multimedia to Class </li></ul>
Be Creative When Constructing Your Medieval Project
Medieval Projects Are Multifaceted <ul><li>Completing a Medieval Project Entails: </li></ul><ul><li>Being Organized </li></ul><ul><li>Following Directions </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting Deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Real Follow Through </li></ul><ul><li>Taking Risks </li></ul><ul><li>Working With Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Working With Classmates </li></ul>
Medieval Project: Table Display If you are interested in winning a ribbon in the judged portion of the Medieval Faire, your table display must be a knockout!! Good table displays are creative and have numerous tangibles such as models, timelines, archival records, recipes and authentic food from medieval times. Everything on your table display must be integrated into your theme and stand out.
Medieval Project: Display Board <ul><li>Must have central theme based on authentic research. </li></ul><ul><li>Title and Border must relate to central theme/stand out. </li></ul><ul><li> Contain at least five different media including maps, archival records, pictures, illustrations, famous historical figures, timelines, period artwork and more. </li></ul><ul><li>Use conventional three by five foot project board project board available at K-mart, Tridee, or Fred Meyers </li></ul>
Note Attention to Detail: All Facets of MF Project
Medieval Project: Authentic Research and Project Report <ul><li>Choose topic wisely, one that will sustain your interest all month. </li></ul><ul><li>Research topic shall be broken down into at least 8 manageable subtopics </li></ul><ul><li>Each subtopic shall be covered in-depth </li></ul><ul><li>All notes and subsequent report need to be summarized in your own words, no copying materials verbatim or claiming others’ work as your own </li></ul><ul><li>Research/Information shall be obtained from at least 4 online sources and 4 hardback/library sources </li></ul>
The Medieval Fair is a Family Affair Take Advantage of Expertise and Help From Your Parents, Your Grandparents and That Neighbor Who Loves Projects !
Medieval Faire Project: Multimedia Presentation <ul><li>Must be at least ten slides, one for each subtopic of theme </li></ul><ul><li>Each slide shall have in-depth summary of best information on each subtopic from your project report </li></ul><ul><li>At least two paragraph each of what went well in your research, project, and presentation, what happened at the Medieval Faire </li></ul><ul><li>Include a two paragraph essay highlighting what you learned and ways to improve your abilities to do complex projects, research in your own words, and effective multimedia presentations. </li></ul>
Take Pride In What You Do And Achieve: Over A Thousand Patrons Will Enjoy Your Exhibit!
Brought to You By Mr. Bradley: CMS Historian and Social Studies Teacher Thanks to all my students and parents for a medieval job well done! Special kudos to all those students and parents who love the study of medieval times as much as I do! Long live the Medieval Faire!