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The Renaissance: Was it a Thing?
Why is the master and creator of this history-based video series claiming the Renaissance didn't even happen? Listen as he offers evidence for this interesting take on the period. The video discusses the significance of trade and wealth in Italy, the influence of the Ottoman and Islamic empire on the Renaissance, and the lasting impact of humanism in fifteenth and sixteenth century Europe.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Renaissance and Reformation Writing for the SAT
Responding to a question on the Machiavellian principle of a ruler's need for power and ruthlessness, young historians are given writing tips and a framework for constructing a well-developed essay in 25 minutes. The given structure of the pre-writing, writing, and proofreading stages of a timed essay will be valuable for many different disciplines!
9th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Renaissance and Reformation Chapter Review
Review key terms, vocabulary, sequence of events, and themes from the Renaissance and Reformation with this textbook chapter review. While designed by a publisher for a particular text, this resource can be incorporated into any classroom as a general assessment or review of main ideas and concepts.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 87 Views 77 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Renaissance and Reformation Chapter Test
This simple textbook assessment begins with a series of five short answer questions on major ideas from the Renaissance and Reformation. Then, young historians use their knowledge of artistic styles and developments from the period to determine the origins of a particular piece of art.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How to Find the True Face of Leonardo
Illustrator Siegfried Woldhek describes how he analyzed over 700 of Leonardo's works in order to determine an image of the face of the famed Renaissance man. Try flipping the lesson and adding your own assessment and discussion questions to focus on how Woldhek establishes his credibility in his presentation and his actual process of analyzing Leonardo's work.
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Renaissance Festival: Classroom Study Guide
This resource incorporates a variety of worksheets on the Renaissance, from crossword puzzles and timelines to an activity designing a family coat of arms. If you are considering hosting a Renaissance fair in your class or you're searching for activities that offer a broad overview of the period, then this is a good resource to get you started.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 49 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Investigating the Harlem Renaissance
The work of Langston Hughes opens the door to research into the origin and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and how the literature of the period can be viewed as a commentary on race relations in America. In addition, groups are assigned one critical approach to use to analyze Hughes’ play, Mulatto: A Play of the Deep South.
11th - 12th Language Arts 36 Views 213 Downloads
Renaissance and Reformation Test Preparation
This multiple-choice assessment on the Renaissance and Reformation reviews topics from humanism and the protests of Martin Luther to Italian city-states. While this is a traditional assessment designed by a textbook publisher, you can use some of these questions as part of a general review or as an opportunity to practice test-taking strategies.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 47 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Is There a Difference Between Art and Craft?
How do we come to view objects and artifacts as art? What terms and ideas do we associate with craft instead? The distinction between art and craft may be subtle, but has profound roots in art history and the development of western culture.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Shakespeare & The Renaissance: Activity Ideas
Looking for ways to implement the words and works of William Shakespeare into your curriculum? This list of activity ideas is a great starting point, as it covers a wide range of grade levels and a wealth of online references to explore.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 90 Views 73 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Renaissance and Reformation Chapter Test
This is a traditional textbook chapter test on the Renaissance and Reformation, complete with eight multiple choice questions, six fill-in-the-blank, and a 10-question matching section identifying key individuals and terms from the period. There is also a brief analysis section on a map illustrating the spread of Protestantism across Europe.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 23 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A Renaissance of Jazz and Poetry
Learners explore, analyze, study and read a variety of poems and listen to jazz that have their roots in the Harlem Renaissance. They then discuss the similarities and differences of themes in the works of different poets and composers.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 51 Downloads
The Harlem Renaissance Births a Black Culture
Students examine the men and women who were a part of the Harlem Renaissance. Individually, they recreate their favorite pieces of art from the time period and create their own original works after reading poem from the movement. In groups, they discuss the conditions of Harlem that made it possible for the Harlem Renaissance to occur.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 155 Downloads
Renaissance: Italy and the Middle Ages
A presentation with critical thinking, document analysis, and regents questions! Examine the shifts in art, learning, and understanding that took place during the Italian Renaissance. A look at the differences between the early Renaissance and the late Dark Ages makes for an easy compare and contrast activity.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 38 Views 78 Downloads
Introduce the Renaissance to the class by first describing the thinking and ideology that pushed the movement into action. Humanism, secularism, and a shift in thinking are the focus of this presentation. It also features document-based questioning and critical thinking.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 33 Views 99 Downloads
Pieter Bruegel the Elder Northern Renaissance
Take a quick trip through the art that defined the Northern Renaissance. Focused on the art of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, this presentation shows his work and analyzes it in terms of social and historical context. Tip: This would be a good resource to use at an independent work station.
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Renaissance Occupations - The New Middle Class
Learners share their knowledge of the Renaissance Period. In this creative activity, pupils create fliers detailing services offered during this era. They focus on a particular occupation and detail how this job has changed from then until now.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
The Art of the Italian Renaissance
Feast your eyes on some of the most beautiful and important art of the Renaissance, including paintings, sculptures, and architecture. The slides take care to detail the characteristics of each art form, but the presentation really lends itself to the interpretations of the viewer - just as the finest art tends to do.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 26 Views 108 Downloads
The Northern Renaissance
Differentiating between Northen European art and Italian art, these slides detail the intricacies of art during the Renaissance. Flemish, French, German, and English art, as well as the art of the "Low Countries" (Austria, Spain, and Greece) are featured in rich, brilliant colors.
7th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 92 Downloads