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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 13 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Medieval and Renaissance Art: Botanical Symbolism
Students study the significance of flowers in art from two periods. In this Medieval and Renaissance art instructional activity, students research the presence and meaning of botanical illustrations in twelfth, thirtieth, and fourteenth century paintings.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 30 Downloads
Are You an Art Sleuth?
Guide your class on an art adventure sharping with them the changes reflected in Renaissance art. Students will use a T-Graph and a Venn Diagram to compare what they notice in art from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. They will note changes, similarities/differences, and characteristics.
6th Language Arts 5 Views 8 Downloads
Allegory: A Language Beyond Words: Meanings of Emblems/Symbols/Attributes: Iconography in Baroque/Renaissance Art and Sculpture
Students explore the various emblems, symbols, and attributes in the Renaissance and Baroque art periods. In this art language lesson, students discuss and pronounce vocabulary words. Students read a French song and listen to music from Ratatouille with students identifying symbols in it.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 39 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 25 Views 88 Downloads
Are you an art sleuth?
Sixth graders examine the stylistic "changes" that occurred in art after the time of the Middle Ages. They compare the various works of Medieval artists and then assess the innovations in art by Renaissance artists by completing a Venn Diagram.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Italian Renaissance Art
Pictures are worth a thousand words, especially when you can analyze them in a historical and cultural context. Check out some of the major art and artists that defined the Italian Renaissance. Here are several images that exemplify characteristics of Renaissance art.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Ambassadors of Art
Have your class create their own art exhibit. Learners study the exchange of artwork between the Louvre in Paris and two American art museums, and create an introductory exhibit featuring European and American art from the Renaissance through the 20th century.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 88 Downloads
Florence and the Renaissance: Art, Architecture and Politics
Students, in groups, prepare a presentation using slides or other visual media, on art, architecture, government, religion, economics and geography of the Florentine Renaissance. Working as an individual, prepare a two to four page paper or brief presentation which answers or gives an opinion on one of the questions posed in the WebQuest.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 4 Views 31 Downloads
Every Picture Tells a Story
Learners examine the role of the visual arts in relaying information about the values, beliefs, and everyday life of a society at a particular period of time, focusing specifically on artwork from the Renaissance period.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 14 Views 115 Downloads
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 63 Views 55 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Art of the Italian Renaissance
Where to begin? The art of the Italian Renaissance is such a rich topic, with new techniques, new styles, and an emphasis on new subject matter. Images created by the greats such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli are here for the viewing.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 48 Downloads
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 15 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Distorting Madonna in Medieval Art
Why was the prominent figure of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in medieval paintings commonly painted out of proportion? Discover the deep religious roots connected to European medieval art beginning in the sixth century. This video offers a brief, yet fascinating, look into the draw of Christianity at the fall of Rome, and the consequential transition away from a focus on physical beauty toward a more permanent, metaphysical beauty.
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Piecin' It Together
Learners examine the art of marquetry. In this Renaissance art lesson, students view the marquetry on the "Renaissance Revival/Aesthetic Cabinet." Learners then create a piece of art, demonstrating marquetry skills. Students place triangular pieces of paper next to each other to design a picture.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads