Miss Wallace and Mr. Moyer's Freshmen Language Arts classes put on a Renaissance Faire to showcase their research topics from their Renaissance research papers they wrote. Students created their own costumes, made presentation materials and held exhibits for other classes to walk through and participate in. The entire freshmen team of teachers was involved in the project, making this unit a cross-curricular learning experience. Students worked with Mrs. Smith to learn about alchemy and Renaissance science by doing the gold penny lab (they also had to take their notes with quills and ink one day!), Mrs. Sharp talked to students about the trajectory of catapults in math, Mr. Thomas led the students through a geography game about the plague and helped students research for their essays, Mr. Martin talked students through Renaissance first aid and his students provided medical care during the jousting tournament, and Mr. Edie presided over the jousting tournament in the gym during the lunch periods. Students were immersed in Renaissance research and culture over the past two weeks in order to prepare them for the world of Shakespeare and his plays, which they will begin working with after Christmas break. ?