By Lucy Miller
This week, teams finalized their Time Machine Projects, and presented to the rest of the school. Students gathered their Time Machine Passports and traveled in groups to each team, where they learned about specific events during the Dark Ages, categorized by different themes. Some prominent themes were Famous Women of the Middle Ages, A Day in the Life of a King, Cultural Innovations and The Science of Cathedral Building. Each team presented their 2-4 minute infomercial, a poster printed on the Large Format Printer, and a brochure. Team captains were also in charge of presenting a sales pitch, to sell their Travel Company to visitors. Some students even dressed up in business attire, to look even more professional and to sell their Time Travel package. If they didn’t succeed, their company would be shut down and they would be out of jobs! As students traveled to each room, they were encouraged to pay attention to all of the good things that happened in the Dark Ages. Afterwards, each team wrote a detailed informative essay about the Dark Ages, asking this important question: Were the Dark Ages really dark? Most students came to the conclusion that the Dark Ages were not as dark as they seem, and they were really filled with many important scientific, artistic, and literary advancements.