Tenth graders research the linked websites to answer associated questions about the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. They investigate basic Renaissance beliefs. They read about the accomplishments of Leonard Da Vinci and Johann Gutenberg.
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Analyzing Visual of Samson and the Lion
What strategies do historians use for interpreting visuals? This simple worksheet lists four questions that learners can use to approach and analyze historical photographs, fine pieces of art, etc., as well as an opportunity to apply the...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Renaissance Man: Leonardo Da Vinci
Scientist, artist, inventor - was there anything Leonardo da Vinci couldn't do? Supplement your lecture on Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance with this presentation. Viewers will be surprised at how many modern scientific revelations...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
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...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Leonardo da Vinci: The Man Behind the Renaissance
Why is Leonardo da Vinci considered the quintessential Renaissance man? This brief, amusing video is a fun way to begin a lesson on the man who embodied the ideals of the Renaissance in so many ways. Since the video moves quickly, ask...
2 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Renaissance Man Comparison Poster
Students watch a PBS video entitled Suleiman to help them identify characteristics associated with Renaissance notables. After watching the video, individually or in small groups, the students will research a notable Renaissance figure...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Renaissance, Background
Students are introduced to the Renaissance by viewing a PowerPoint presentation. In this Renaissance activity, students locate the important countries and cities of the Renaissance. Students compare how it was in England from the rest of...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Achievements of Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci was a really cool guy. Watch this short clip and learn about his art, inventions, architecture, and amazing mind. Many of his inventions and ideas have actually been built, such as, tanks, man powered flying machines,...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History