The Renaissance: A 6th Grade Interdisciplinary Unit

EXPLORING LANGUAGES
PRODUCTIVE THINKING SKILLS
DIVERGENT/CREATIVE THINKING

  1. BRAINSTORM MODEL
    1. BRAINSTORM ALL OF THE ___________
      1. Latin, French and Spanish vocabulary that relates to the classroom
      2. Colors in Latin, French and Spanish
      3. Numbers in Latin, French and Spanish
      4. Days in Latin, French and Spanish
      5. Months in Latin, French and Spanish
      6. Greeting expressions in Latin, French and Spanish
      7. Romance languages
    2. BRAINSTORM AS MANY __________ AS YOU CAN THINK OF
      1. Gestures from various cultures studied
      2. European monuments and cathedrals
    3. HOW MANY WAYS CAN YOU COME UP WITH TO __________?
      1. Communicate
      2. Learn a language other than English
      3. Learn about a culture
      4. Eliminate prejudice and cultural misunderstandings
  2. VIEWPOINT MODEL
    1. HOW WOULD __________ LOOK TO A(N) __________?
      1. A flying buttress / bird
      2. A stained glass window / mouse
      3. A cathedral / the Roman god, Jupiter
      4. A tapestry / a Roman god or goddess
      5. English (sound) / Roman
  3. REORGANIZATION MODEL
    1. WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THERE HAD BEEN NO __________?
      1. Roman Gods
      2. Printing press
      3. Borrowing from Latin
      4. Discovery of the Orient
      5. Roman Empire
      6. Fall of the Roman Empire
      7. Gothic architecture

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