1. The presentation begins with the medieval peasant introducing himself and briefly discussing medieval entertainment and comparing it with that of the students.
2. The peasant will demonstrate and discuss medieval musical instruments.
3. The peasant will conduct a sing-along with the students.
4. The peasant will teach the students period dancing, and will then play live music on the fiddle and bagpipes for them while they dance.
5. The remaining time is for final questions.
The participant will:
-meet a character from the past
-participate in traditional dance
-sing a medieval song
-observe medieval musical instruments
-develop a deeper understanding of medieval life
-compare medieval entertainment to their own
Fine Arts - Dance Standards
NA-D.K-4.5 DEMONSTRATING AND UNDERSTANDING DANCE IN VARIOUS CULTURES AND HISTORICAL PERIODS
Achievement Standard, Proficient:
Students perform folk dances from various cultures with competence and confidence
Students learn and effectively share a dance from a resource in their own community; describe the cultural and/or historical context
Students accurately answer questions about dance in a particular culture and time period (for example: In colonial America, why and in what settings did people dance? What did the dances look like?)
Fine Arts - Music Standards
NA-M.K-4.9 UNDERSTANDING MUSIC IN RELATION TO HISTORY AND CULTURE
Students identify by genre or style aural examples of music from various historical periods and cultures
Students describe in simple terms how elements of music are used in music examples from various cultures of the world
Social Sciences - History
NSS-USH.K-4.4 THE HISTORY OF PEOPLES OF MANY CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD
* Understands selected attributes and historical developments of societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe
NSS-WH.5-12.5 ERA 5: INTENSIFIED HEMISPHERIC INTERACTIONS, 1000-1500 CE
The student in grades 5-12 should understand
* the redefining of European society and culture, 1000-1300 CE.
* patterns of crisis and recovery in Afro-Eurasia, 1300-1450.
* major global trends from 1000-1500 CE.