Transformations in Europe: The Renaissance (1300-1600) Activity for World His.

Transformations in Europe: The

Renaissance (1300-1600) Activity for World His.


9 - 12, Home School


Social Studies/History

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This presentation provides students a visually stimulating lesson detailing the remarkable renaissance that transformed Europe & marked the transition between medieval & early modern times (1300-1600). Designed as a student-centered activity to be uploaded into google classroom, the presentation includes 10 embedded focus questions for students to answer using their core text (and additional information presented in the slides). The 25 slide activity is filled with colorful pictures, maps, and other relevant information that will breathe life into this important era in world history. This lesson is also great to use when you are out of the classroom, serving as an awesome resource for sub days! If you'd like a version you can edit, shoot me an email and I'll be happy to help. Enjoy!


Topics include:

* The origins and meaning of the renaissance, & why it first emerged in Italy.

* A description of the intellectual movement known as humanism, & why it served at the heart of renaissance thought.

* Why the Italian city-state of Florence emerged as the symbol of the Italian Renaissance, & the role of the Medici family.

* An explanation of how new techniques & talent led to an explosion of creative art during the Italian Renaissance; summaries of the great works completed by the towering figures of Italian Renaissance art (Leonardo da Vince, Michelangelo, & Raphael).

* How new books reflected Renaissance themes (Dante, Castiglione, & Machiavelli).

* A summary of the main artistic achievements made during the northern Renaissance (Jan van Eyck, Pieter Bruegel, Albrecht Durer).

* An examination of the main northern humanists & writers (Erasmus, Sir Thomas More, Francois Rabelais, & William Shakespeare).

* Johannes Gutenberg, the printing press, and the impact of the printing revolution.

* Lesson learning target on the bottom of every slide.

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