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Friday, August 27

  1. msg Why a wiki? message posted Why a wiki? Week 7: March-ish Name: Anna Reid Report: With the start of spring break, two sections of III For…
    Why a wiki?
    Week 7: March-ish
    Name: Anna Reid
    Report: With the start of spring break, two sections of III Form students "completed" work on a wiki on Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 aimed at other high school students. Next year's III Formers will continue work on the wiki.

    This play is not one of the usual suspects for ninth grade English courses. Unlike Romeo and Juliet or Hamlet, the online resource on this play for this audience are not voluminous. So, the creation of a wiki could prove worthwhile for the students creating it, and it could also be a legitimate resource for a larger audience of high school students and teachers who are interested in the play. Additionally, the theater department would like to produce this play in the next few years, so this could become a resource for the St. Mark's school community.

    The evolution of the wiki took place in two stages. First, students were sent on a hunting and gathering mission. They went to other websites, we considered validity of sources, and they worked to format their harvest with attention to uniformity and aesthetics. The second part of the project was to create something new relating to Henry IV, Part 1. I purposely gave the student very few parameters for this assignment. Because of this, students created articles with text and images, podcasts, dramatic interpretations, and several other ways to not only show their understanding of the play, but also to illuminate the play in new ways for a larger audience.

    To facilitate the podcasts, I started to give a short tutorial on Garage Band in class, but I quickly handed over the reigns to the students in the class who knew the program well. So, I would recommend empowering tech-savvy students to give tutorials on new programs. They are so good at this!

    We hosted Matt Chamberlin in our classroom during his visit to St. Mark's. Students asked questions about promoting the wiki, and he was impressed with the wiki's construction, breadth, and depth. He recommended that we visit other discussion boards and wikis that relate to our topic to invite viewers to our wiki. He also encouraged us to enable others to edit the wiki. Students agreed that after they had been graded on their work that they would like to open to the wiki to the world rather than keep the site's authors only those from Room 8 at St. Mark's.

    This has been a successful project, and I know that the kids are quite proud of their work. Of course, the wiki is not complete, but isn't completion the antithesis of the wiki spirit? See the wiki at reidenglish.wikispaces.com
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Thursday, April 1

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    This clip is from Act 1 Scene 3 from lines 133-313 from Henry IV Part 1.
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Wednesday, March 31

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    hat(coif) - always wore, indoor and out
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    Life for Children
    Children during the Elizabethan era were not significantly different from today. They were compliant to the adults in the family. and raised to respect and obey their parents. The greatest difference could be said as high infant mortality during the Elizabethan era, which made people to cherish the children. Like today, children played with a lot of toys such as dolls, toy soldiers, hobby horses and etc. Nevertheless, the strict system of class division applied to children as well. The wealthy class children were more educated with good etiquette and would be punished severely for bad behaviors than the lower class children.
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    Cost for Violation:
    The result for violating the sumptuary laws were very harsh - you had the possibility of having to pay fines, losing your property, title or even life!
    source: http://elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-sumptuary-laws.htm
    ENTERTAINMENT
    In the Elizabethan Era, the lives of wealthy citizens and nobility revolved around entertainment, but peasants and common people also loved it. The kingdom loved social events and entertainment so they housed people just for entertainment. People such as jesters, mummers, minstrels, jugglers, acting troupes, and troubadours were always around the castle to entertain the king and queen by juggling, dancing, singing, or acting. Feasts and banquets were often held in the court when someone was being honored for something, a wedding anniversary, or just for nightly fun. Fairs were also an enormous amount of fun. The Annual Summer Fair was an extremely popular affair that drew large crowds. Plays and mystery plays were also a big hit and occurred often in the town square or in a theatre. Other festivities held for entertainment were jousting contests, dancing, singing, sports and contests, animal sports (watching animals fight), and hunting.
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Tuesday, March 30

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    Queen Mary I (1553-1558) who was Queen Elizabeth's sister was a firm believer in the Catholic religion. She persecuted people of other religions very harshly. Imprisonment, torture, or execution were not uncommon. In many instances Protestants were burned to death because of there religion.
    Queen Elizabeth took the throne next and made Protestant the official religion of England. This was a dramatic shift in ideals, for previously protestants were killed. It was difficult to practice religion in England during the 16th century and confusing for the people. Queen Elizabeth did not believe it was necessary to punish people of differing religions unless that religion was a threat to the well being of England. This caused two different emotions among the people of England. Some were very happy with the Queen while others believed that the country should stay Catholic.
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    In England the religion was dictated by the ruler. Schools would teach the religion favored by King or Queen. Failures to adhere to the religion could result in different severity depending
    on the ruler at the time. The two main religions in England were Catholic and Protestant.
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    not uncommon. In many instances Protestants were burned to death because of there religion.
    Queen Elizabeth succeed her sistertook the throne next and made
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    of England. SheThis was a dramatic shift in ideals, for previously protestants were killed. It was difficult to practice religion in England during the 16th century and confusing for the people. Queen Elizabeth did not
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