Student Views of the Expedition
A multimedia feature produced by
students of York 7. Media by Bridget, Alexandra, Fowziyo, Miles, Alex,
Shae, Sarina, Austin, and Ben. Story by Students of York 7.
In the autumn and winter months our expedition 1000 Years Without A Bath? was
in full swing. We were working so hard on our effort filled skits, or
finding out about medieval vocabulary. Our expedition began with roles
being given out, and soon after that, we met real medieval men and
women.....sort of. The SCA came and had us get right into medieval
times. It was all successful from there. The skits, the characters, the
costumes all fell into place. We are very thankful for the opportunity
to perform at the State Street Church. We all were transformed into
medieval men and women.
Have you ever heard of the hard times of
the Middle Ages? Did you ever wonder what a joust was? We found out by
being visited by the Society for Creative Anachronism
this year for our expedition. They first showed us what the middle ages
were like, all of us were so suprised on how amazing it was! They also
passed around eqiptment that medieval sodiers would wear during the
battle. They even showed us very loud and thrilling examples of what a
joust would look like without the horses.
Do you know what a anachronism means?
the beginning of the expedition our social studies teacher Mr. Michaud
gave us our medieval roles. During his class we researched what our
medieval character did and wrote a personna about what he/she was like.
In language arts we wrote a memoir about a typical week in the life of
our character. We also made our own costumes according to what our
character might wear.
Learning and Writing:
Once the students of York 7 were assigned their roles from
Mr. Michaud, the students were asked to do extensive research on their
character for Social Studies and Language Arts. In each Social Studies
Class students were put in to pairs of 4-6 people for their skit. In
Language Arts we would soon be writing a memoir about our character.
These memoirs were to be put into specific format and have daily entries
almost like dairy.
When we were done researching our character the groups
collaborated and started writing their script. Each skit needed to be at
least three minutes long and reach the other requirements Mr. Michaud
made. After we thought our skits were done we got them edited and
revised by Mr. Michuad. In Mrs. Hatch’s class we were all working on our
essays going in depth with details and information about our person.
When we had our final teacher edits we printed off a fresh copy and
handed it in. We worked very hard on our memoirs and our skits. Overall
the learning and writing process went well, and we gained a lot from
Rehearsing and Performing:
Our culminating event for A Thousand Years Without A Bath?
was held on December 21 at the State Street Church. The church was
chosen for it’s Medieval architecture and theater. Students walked to
the church from King Middle School in costume. This was quit a sight!
Students began the event with a final
dress rehearsal. This was the first time the students had seen all the
skits. Mr. Michaud gave us last minute tips. We were ready for our
Parents, teachers, friends and
adminstrators were anxiously waiting in the hall. They were let into the
theater. It was a full house! Students performed their skits. It was
very amusing, fun and exiciting!
And, of Course... Feasting!
After the standing ovations we received
for being so wonderful, we plopped ourselves down at the grand medieval
table with a plastic table cloth, and ate a feast. The feast consisted
of delectable roasted chicken breast, and delicious potatos, yellow corn
[off the cob] , fruity capri suns and medieval, frosting covered
cookies. Then, some of the students were lucky enough to get to read
their memoirs in front of the house. We corrinated our new King, King
Gaseric! [Barry] He told us all to all raise our capri suns to how much
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