By Nicole Moran, Grade 5 Teacher
The Visionators (Grade 4 Innovators + Grade 5 Visionaries) have enjoyed studying Ancient Greece. The students have closely examined daily life, culture, and religion and before moving into studying Ancient Greek art, specifically the amphora.
Amphorae are Greek vases that usually depict a scene from daily life or tell stories of gods and goddesses, heroes, and mythological beasts. Visionators sketched a scene from their unique myths that they are composing during writing. The amphorae are made of balloons and cardboard, and paper maché was then applied in two layers to create the final texture.
Project based learning occurs when students are immersed in a subject. In this study, students actively create, design, and interpret elements of this Ancient culture in order to cultivate a deeper understanding of what it was like to live in this time.