If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
Please enter your email and we will send your username and password to you.
During their study of the European Renaissance, ninth grade world history students simulated the sculpting of Michelangelo’s statue of David, but rather than using white marble they used soap.
Pictured are Chamora Long, Luis Martinez and Jacob Stevens who created exceptional carvings.
Students also had to identify the sculptor, the country where it was sculpted, the time period in history in which it was sculpted, and reflect on why Michelangelo would carve the biblical David.
Additional Renaissance simulation activities included drawing a picture using the technique of perspective which was popularized during the Renaissance and writing a sentence about the Renaissance, but the students had to write like Leonardo da Vinci did, known as mirror writing. We are proud of our students for doing such a good job expressing themselves creatively as they learn about an event that marks the turning point between ancient and modern world history.