Sunday, October 23, 2011

As requested: your Project-Based Learning Middle Ages results

Finally! Despite 5 of you never doing the Google Form that let me know which Medieval projects you were interested in, I've finished putting together your groups. I did my best to try to get you into groups you ranked as 5s and 4s, but a few of you were assigned to groups that you might not have really preferred. Sorry, but please do take advantage of your fellow group members and work together to make a pretty awesome project! Also, feel free to talk to Beverly and Sean any time you need help with this project. Here are the results:
Group: Project Managers
Description: Lead the entire project for all groups; support other groups in any ways they require; advise groups in their projects.
Members (2): Beverly, Sean
Group: Poster
Description: Create a large poster, to the Project Managers' specifications, that all other groups will adhere to; creation of a visual outline.
Members (3): Nadia, Tim, Vivien
Group: Printing Press
Description: Build a working model of a printing press; record steps on video for poster; possibly narrate video onto a brief history.
Members (3): Cynthia, Justin, Yalisa
Group: Fashion
Description: Make some sort of visual representation (infographic? poster? presentation?) of the fashion of the time and why it was what it was.
Members (2): Jonathan, Linda
Group: Black Plague/Medieval medicine
Description: Explain what the Black Plague was; do an experiment comparing bacteria "contaminated" music to clean water; Powerpoint w/ results.
Members (3): Emily, Jason, Tristan
Group: Chivalry
Description: Narrated presentation of some of the rules of chivalry; some of the famous stories of King Arthur.
Members (2): Elaine, Esther
Group: Robin Hood
Description: Research and produce a 10-15 minute interpretation of the Robin Hood myth. 
Members (4): Andrew, Florence, Kevin, Michael
Group: Magna Carta
Description: 7-10 minute Mock TV interview with both King John and one of the Barons opposing him.
Members (3): Angela, Timmy, Emmanuel
Group: Music
Description: Typical medieval music; create/perform Middle Age-inspired ballad.
Members (3): Enoch, Kotomi, WinWin
Group: Feudalism
Description: Narrated presentation of how Feudalism works; be able to explain it to a 7-year-old.
Members (2): Ivy, Jane, Sky
I was really wanting this project to be completed by this next week, but I think, because of Week of Prayer, we got a bit thrown off, so I'm going to extend this project a few days, until Sunday, November 6th. By that day, I'd like to have your final projects emailed to myself, Sean, and Beverly, and also posted to your blogs. Get started!


  1. Yay Mr.Webb I love you!!
    (I'm gonna be the first one that comments on your blog posts not for extra credit :P)

  2. Haha, suck up :-) That's ok—good to know I at least got your assignment right.