Eighth-Graders Visit the Kimbell

Eighth-graders are involved in a lengthy multidisciplinary project right now that engages them in the arts, fosters communication skills and builds upon their literary criticism skills.
 
The Renaissance Art History Research Project kicked off in October with visits to the Kimbell Art Museum. Students met with professional docents taking notes on five paintings from the Renaissance time period. The paintings are:
 
 
Each student selects one painting to research and then produces an in-depth traditional research paper. Extra credit is offered to those who choose to return to the Kimbell with their families and serve as a docent for the painting they researched and wrote about.
 
This assignment is a springboard project into William Shakespeare and the play The Taming of the Shrew, which is set in Italy.
 
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Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a K-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.