Renaissance Fair Provides Learning and Fun for Mont Harmon Students

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Students at Mont Harmon Middle School gathered on Tuesday for a fun evening at a renaissance fair. Pre-AP History, girls choir and FCCLA members were all in attendance at the event. Students enjoyed a feast, choir performances and various competitions throughout the evening.

In the Pre-AP history class taught by Joe Cha, students worked on a medieval and renaissance unit. Students researched the time period in order to complete worksheets and a research paper. They also used the knowledge gained to compete in games that allowed them to advance their social status for the upcoming renaissance feast and earn “money” for the fair’s bazaar.

For the bazaar, students researched products from the time period and constructed their own versions. They could then buy one another’s goods at the bazaar with the funds they earned by completing their research and competing in the games. Some of the goods consisted of catapults, goblets and clothing items.

Steve Hoyt’s girls choir group also took part in the annual renaissance fair and performed throughout the event. This event allows the choir to have extra practice performing in front of a crowd. The songs performed also allowed students to learn about and perform music from a different time period.

FCCLA students also participated in the event by preparing food for the fair with help from Fresh Market.

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