The Renaissance Faire was an event where students would choose their topic related to the Renaissance, expand it to form a interactive and a informative presentation which would be presented to students. For my Renaissance Faire project, I chose the topic of the Medici family.
For my informative piece about the Medici Family, I made a google slide explaining who the Medici Family were, what made them so famous and how they impacted society ( Florence to be specific). My first two slides contained informations about the Medici family. Some informations I included in the first two slides: "The Medici family were a powerful banker family who also ruled Florence for a long time". "Due to their wealth they would help the development of Florence in an economical and an educational way". The halfway mark of the google slide was about the famous Medici family members who have helped out the family the most. For example, I included Giovanni de' Medici who was the founder of the Medici Bank and Cosimo de' Medici the successor of Giovanni who would expand the bank even more. The google slide ended with a description of other key members of the Medici family.
For my interactive piece for the presentation, I made a monopoly based on the Medici Family. The setting was set in Italy and the players were part of the Medici Family. It was basic monopoly rule and money was the currency. My idea was to explain the informative piece first and then we play the game, however the kids were dying to play the game so I had no choice but to let them. During their gameplay they would ask me questions which were in the slides, so I showed them the slides while they were playing so that they can have fun and learn something at the same time. My game included a mystery card and a chest card which would be a random card giving you benefits and disadvantages. Places like Genoa, Milan, Florence and many more Italian cities were involved in the game. Buying and developing the bought land was just like the Medici family, which is why I chose to make a monopoly game about it.