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Origins and Accomplishments of the Italian RenaissanceLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Pupils examine the origins and diffusion of the Italian Renaissance. Analyzing the role of cities, they discover the growth of trading sites and the effects of the re-opening of the Silk Road had on travelers and goods available. They...
Text as Object and Art: Aesthetic Impact on Audience Reception of Books in the Early Renaissance and TodayLesson Planet
Tenth graders examine the role that aesthetics play in the publication of books. In groups, they apply the concept of physical affectation on each reader's experience to literature. They also compare and contrast the varied types of...
Shakespeare & The Renaissance: Activity IdeasLesson Planet
3rd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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.
Stroking the Senses: The Literature, Music, and Art of the Harlem RenaissanceLesson Planet
K - 6th
Students investigate the history of African Americans by researching Harlem. In this culture lesson, students examine a slide-show of images and identify the great African American singers and performers of the 20th century. Students...
Exploring the Harlem Renaissance Through Primary SourcesLesson Planet
3rd - 11th
Young scholars investigate the history of African Americans by researching art and culture. In this Harlem Renaissance lesson plan, students complete a graphic organizer based on the artistic and musical history of Harlem in the early...
The Harlem Renaissance: Black American TraditionsLesson Planet
9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the time period of the Harlem Renaissance. As a class, they are introduced to five artists and discuss their art and techniques. Using the internet, they also research the philosophers of the time period and how...
Renaissance Occupations - The New Middle ClassLesson Planet
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...
Late Gothic/Proto Renaissance ArtLesson Planet
10th - 12th
Whether or not used for AP art history and humanities classes, this 89-slide PowerPoint focused on Late Gothic and Proto-Renaissance Period in art and architecture (late 1200s - 1300s) will prove interesting. Information about the period...
How to Find the True Face of LeonardoLesson Planet
4 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...