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Field Trip Day Video

Our Field Trip Day video gives you an overview of what you can expect during your field trip!

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Birds of Prey

In addition to a presenting a majestic Falconry exhibition, this complete bird show includes hawks, eagles, owls and vultures. You’ll be astounded as these spectacular birds exhibit their free-flight skills directly over the heads of the audience! Presented by Earthquest™.

GSE met - S4CS1, S4L2 Grade 4; S7L5  Grade 5; S7L4 Grade 7.

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Tales from an African Traveler

Learn about the history and culture of Africa as told through the eyes of a nomadic storyteller. Adetoun Abayomi's unique style will captivate and entertain your students as she retells the folk tales and stories from her culture, as well as her experiences in travelling from her homeland to England.

GSE met - SS7G4 Grades 6-8; SSWH6, SSWH13, TAHSA.RE.1 Grades 9-12; TAHSA.RE.1 Grades 9-12; ELAGSE9-12RL 4, 5, 6, 9 Grades 9-12; ELAGSERL 3, 4, 5, 7, 9 Grades 6-8; ELAGSERL 2, 4, 7 Grades 1-5.

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Conversation With Leonardo DaVinci

Signore Da Vinci - inventor, architect, sculptor, painter, mathematician - a true Renaissance man and STEAM Pioneer! He will lead the class on the proportioning of the human body using his classic sketch "The Vitruvian Man". Did you know that your pinky finger is the exact length of your nose? Learn this and much more! Leonardo will also discuss two of his most famous paintings: "The Last Supper" and "La Giaconda" - the "Mona Lisa". He will explain the different painting methods used in each and the symbolism in his masterpieces!

GSE met - VAHSAHRE.2,.3,.4; VAHSAH.CN.1 Grades 9-12; SSWH7, SSWH9, TAHSA.RE.1 Grades 9-12.

 

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The Royal Joust

Tournament Jousting – A specialized sport popular with nobility in 16th Century England and a favorite of King Henry VIII, who as a young monarch was a highly skilled competitor with lance and shield.

The object of the contest between two knights on horseback, fully adorned in suits of armor from helm (helmet) to toe, is for each lance-wielding knight to gallop toward the other at high speed attempting to strike the opponent with great force. A broken lance resulting from a strike to the opponent’s shield or body armor will score points, but the ultimate show of strength is a complete unhorsing sending the opponent into the dirt! The gallant knights at the Georgia Renaissance Festival demonstrate the sport of Jousting, ground-fighting with sword and other weapons of war, and non-combat equestrian skill-at-arms disciplines during Student Field Trip Day.

GSE met - S4CS1, S4L2 Grade 4; S7L5  Grade 5; S7L4 Grade 7; S8P2, S8P3 Grade 8; TAHSA.RE.1 Grades 9-12.

 

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The Six Wives of Henry VIII

His Most Royal Majesty, King Henry VIII himself, will take you through the history of each of his marriages, explaining why each marriage ended the way it did...! Please note: This workshop deals with some issues that may be inappropriate for the very young.

GSE met - SSWH7, SSWH9, TAHSA.RE.1 Grades 9-12.

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Interview with the King and Queen

Their Most Royal Majesties King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn, along with the rest of the Royal Court, will take questions from students on what a typical day might be like for royalty and nobility during the Renaissance!

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Language and Mannerisms of the 16th Century

Follow along as our colorful villagers instruct thee in the fine art of language and mannerisms of the 16th Century! Students will learn the proper way to greet one another, how to bow and curtsey, how to escort a lady properly, and why you never, EVER hold hands palm-to-palm!

GSE met - SSWH7, TAHSA.RE.1 Grades 9-12.

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Music of the Renaissance

A lively group of musicians straight out of history will demonstrate and perform music of the period on instruments common to the era - some of which are still used today!

GSE met - TAHSA.RE.1 Grades 9-12.

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Superstitions of the 16th Century

How do you ward off the evil eye? How do you keep fairies out of the barn? What makes the milk go sour? These superstitions may sound silly to us in this day and age, but they were very real to the people of the Renaissance! This interactive class discusses some of the more common superstitions and the steps to take to protect yourself from harm!

GSE met - SSWH7, TAHSA.RE.1 Grades 9-12.

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Food and Spices of the Renaissance

No refrigerator? No grocery store? How and where did the people of the 16th century get a bit to eat? And what did they eat? The Hounourable Lord Mayor will educate you on the difference between the food of a pauper and the meal of a king? (And why you would NEVER be seen using a fork in the English court!)

GSE met - SSWH7, TAHSA.RE.1  Grades 9-12.

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16th Century Explorers

The 16th century was the age of Exploration – and Conquest – of the “New World”. This School Day presentation examines the material culture of the European explorers – especially the De Soto Expedition of 1540 which passed close to the area of the Georgia Renaissance Festival grounds.

GSE met - SSWH7, SSWH10, SSWH13, TAHSA.RE.1 Grades 9-12; S8P2, S8P3 Grade 8.

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Weapons of War

Knowledge of the many weapons of war was a vital skill in the 16th Century! Before each joust, our brave knights will demonstrate the uses of a variety of battle weapons and the strategies behind using each one.

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Step into Shakespeare's World

This workshop teaches students about Shakespeare’s clues for stage movement, emotional choices, and given circumstances. Explore how Shakespeare used the text to direct and see how simple choices can change the scene and create a different story. The combination of textual analysis and performance is excellent for English and Theatre students.

GSE met - ELAGSE6RL7, ELAGSE7RL3,7RL4, 7RL5 Grades 6-8; ELAGSE9-10RL4, 9-10RL6, 9-20RL7; ELAGSE11-12RL7, 11-12RL9 Grades 9-12; TAHSA.RE.1 Grades 9-12, ELAGSE9-12RL 4, 5, 6, 9 Grades 9-12; ELAGSERL 3, 4, 5, 7, 9 Grades 6-8; ELAGSERL 2, 4, 7 Grades 1-5.

 

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A Weaver's Tale of Travel and Intrigue

Maeve Woolton O’Byrne, a quiet woman of distinguished courage and ability, admired for her brave deeds and noble qualities, weaves for the listener tales of travel and intrigue. Her story is one of contrast. Is she a peasant or heroine, a liar or honorable, a home body or traveler? Whatever she is her story is steeped in historical accuracy with details of her journeys which may or may not be true.

GSE met - SSWH7, SSWH10, SSWH13, TAHSA.RE.1 Grades 9-12; S8P2, S8P3 Grade 8.

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Spinning Through Time

Members of the Peachtree Handspinners Guild demonstrate how wool is dyed, chosen and spun into yarn.

GSE met - SSWH7, SSWH10, SSWH13, TAHSA.RE.1 Grades 9-12; S8P2, S8P3 Grade 8.

 

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