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Renaissance: The Rebirth of Europe

Renaissance: The Rebirth of Europe

Warm-Up1. Renaissance Cover Page and Table of Contents Page.2. On your next clean page.Title is Renaissance. Renaissance is a French word meaning rebirth. It began on the Italian Peninsula in 1350, and spread throughout western Europe till about 1600. What do you think is being reborn?Map ActivityLabel the following bodies of water using blue: Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Bay of Biscay, North Sea, English Channel.

Identify the Boundary of the Holy Roman Empire color the line in red.

Highlight Names of Countries in one color: England, Scotland, France, Spain, Holy Roman Empire, Ottoman Empire, Netherlands.

Highlight Names of Cities in one color: London, Paris, Jerusalem, Constantinople, Rome, Venice, Florence, Genoa, Madrid, Rotterdam, Wittenburg, Worms, Augsburg

IntroductionMake a Spider Web Graphic Organizer for the Renaissance.

In the middle of the web is the word Renaissance.

Coming from the web have the following art, architecture, theater, science, printing press, exploration, christianity

As you watch a video on the Renaissance, fill in your Spider Web. Add more exstentions as needed.Europeans Encounter new CulturesThe Crusades military expeditions to the Holy Land - had great influence on life in Western Europe.The long distances traveled by the Crusaders opened up trade routes, connecting Western Europeans with people of southwestern Asia and North Africa.This increased contact helped Europeans rediscover the ideas and achievements of the ancient Greeks and Romans preserved by the Church and Muslim scholars.

The Rebirth of europe

Over time, this interest in the ancient world sparked a new era of creativity and learning in Western Europe.This cultural era, which lasted from about 1350 1650 A.D., is called the Renaissance or the rebirth of Greek and Roman ideas.

The italian city-statesThe Renaissance began on the Italian Peninsula in the mid 1300s.The Italian Peninsula was divided into city-states. Northern city-states were centers of banking, trade, and manufacturing.Trade Venice and GenoaBanking Florence

Italian Aristocrats A changing view of the world

The wealthy businesspeople who lived in these city-states were members of a new class of aristocrats.Unlike the nobles of the feudal system, these aristocrats lived in cities, and their wealth came from money and goods rather than from the lands they owned.Wealthy Europeans began to turn their attention to material comforts of life.New wealth allowed aristocrats to build large homes with elaborate decorations.They are expensive food and dressed in fine clothes and jewels.Aristocrats also placed increased emphasis on education and the arts.

Learning and the arts flourish

Wealthy citizens were proud of their city-states and often became generous patrons.

A patron gave artists and scholars money and places to live and work.

They hired architects and designers to improve local churches, to design grand new buildings, and to create public sculptures and fountains.

As one Italian city-state made additions and improvements, others competed to outdo it.Patrons compete for their city-stateAs part of the competition to improve the appearance and status of their individual city-states, patrons wanted to attract the brightest and best-known scholars and poets of the time.Patrons believed that the contributions of these individuals would, in turn, add to the greatness of their city-states and attract more wealth.

Patrons The Medici Family

Among the most famous patrons of the Renaissance were the Medici. They were a wealthy family of bankers and merchants. In fact, they were the most powerful leaders of Florence from the early 1400s until the 1700s.

The Medici family became so powerful that the family included famous princes and dukes, two queens, and four popes. Throughout the 1400s and 1500s, the Medici supported many famous artists including Botticelli, Michelangelo and Raphael. Today. Florence is still filled with important works of art made possible by the Medici.

By the 1500s, the Renaissance spread its ideas into the rest of Western and Northern Europe.These new ideas (art, literature, science, math, inventions, etc.) would begin a revolution in the world. No longer would Europeans be content to accept life for the way it was.ReviewWho?What?When?Where?Why?How?Review your workWho? Crusaders open trade routes. Patrons gave money and assistance to artists and scholars. The Medici family was influential in Florence.What? Rebirth of ancient Greek and Roman ideasWhen? 1350 - 1650Where? City-states on northern Italian Peninsula. Spread to northern and western Europe.Why? Crusaders open trade routes and people rediscovered the ancient Greek and roman work. Merchants and business people became wealthy from trade and wanted to enjoy their wealth.How? Aristocrats/Business people paid architects, engineers, artists, and scholars to make their city-states and homes very nice. Science, Math, Literature, Sculptors, Architecture, Engineering, Painting.

Independent ActivityDesign an acrostic explaining how the Renaissance was the rebirth of ancient Greek and Roman ideas.

In your acrostic use colorful words to explain how the Renaissance was the rebirth of Greek and Roman ideas.


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