Image Source - The Great Comet of 2020 (NEOWISE)
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Look to the Stars
First, observe the sunrise and the sunset each day. Take in the colors of the sky, the clouds, the temperature, the noises you hear.
Second, take a picture.
Third, write down a few notes of what you saw, felt, and heard.
To think about...
It is very important that you take this picture from the same spot each time. We will eventually be able to observe something pretty cool about your images when we look at a bunch of them together.
How can we create a Star Tour that will teach the adults in our lives how World Views/Religion, the Renaissance, the Reformation, Scientific Revolution and Philosophy have all been impacted by observing the stars?
For this project students will be combining their learning of the time period of roughly 1400-1700 by exploring the stars. To look up at the stars and realize that our ancestors viewed the sun and the moon can connect us to those throughout history. Our ancestors tried to make meaning of what was happening here on Earth from what they interpreted the sky was teaching them. We will exploring very large concepts such as Worldviews/Religion, the Renaissance, the Reformation, Scientific Revolution and Philosophy. The hope is to add to previous knowledge and see growth in connected these topics to how they continue to impact our lives today. At the end of this project students will be able to guide a Sky Tour hit talking about the major concepts studied and being able to tell the stories that are associated with the stars over our heads.
Marcos de Niza High School