Tuesday, April 29, 2008
4th Hour Scribe - April 29, 2008
To begin class today, Mrs. Moritz told us that we needed to make masks for Thursday. In the Elizabethan Era, people wore masks to dances to disguise their identity so they could flirt without losing their dignity. The mask needs to be attached somehow so that we do not have to hold it with our hands. We will be learning how to dance like they did back then. We made a stage with the tables, and began acting out Romeo and Juliet. The class volunteered for the parts. Cole and Dennis did rock paper scissors. Cole won crushing Dennis’ rock with his paper. He chose to be Romeo because otherwise he would have to be Paris. While this is being acted out, the rest of us will be following along in our ancient books, tracing the word “night” at the same time. The class got into it right away, especially Seth and Alex, who had to broken apart by Moritz while they were sword fighting. After finishing reading the first scene, we watched an intense modern-day film about the first scene. Mrs. Moritz asked the class why she would show us a film like that. She agreed with the class that she showed us the film because it is more focused on our generation and we could relate to it better. To finish up the class, we finished reading scene two.