Unit 1: The European Renaissance, 1375-1527
This unit will emphasize the key characteristics of the Renaissance which began in Italy and spread through out Europe. In particular we will examine the rekindled ideas from the Greeks and Romans as expressed by several Renaissance writers and artists. We will also examine the connections between the Renaissance and the modern era.
Unit Homework & Assessments:
- Due 8/16: What are the top three things to remember concerning the Middle Ages? Tell why you selected each of your three.
- Due 8/19: Read and underline/write margin notes in the excerpt from Mortimer J Adler and Charles Van Doren's How to Read a Book; "How to Be a Demanding Reader." Handout given out in class.
- Due 8/21: Syllabus and Classroom Supplies are Due.
- Due 8/22: Read and take notes on Chapter 1.1 "The Renaissance in Italy" p.48-54 (World History, Ellis Textbook.)
- Due 8/23: Complete the Map of Italy Assignment. See page 51 in your main textbook or internet search "Renaissance Italy Map 1500"
- Due 8/26: Read and Annotate Will Durant, "The Renaissance" See De Medici Reading Guide. The questions in the guide will help you identify what is needed in your annotations.
- Due 8/29: GAoM "Break with the Middle Ages Reading" Hand Out. Read and be a demanding reader (underline / margin notes). Write at least 3 questions that will spark discussion about the material. I will check your reading notes (underlining, margin notes, and 3 questions.) You will also need to turn in your seminar tri-fold at the end of class.
- Due 9/5: Read and take notes Chapter 1.2 "The Renaissance in the North" p. 56-59. 1. How did the ideals of the Italian Renaissance spread to Northern Europe? 2. How was the Renaissance in Northern Europe similar or different from that in Italy.
- Due 9/9: Unit 1 European Renaissance Overview Sheet and The Renaissance Ideal Review Activity
- On 9/9: Renaissance Test (Review your Unit 1 European Renaissance Overview Sheet) Your review guide is due at the beginning of the test.
- Due 9/11: Read Chapter 1.3 (p.61-65) in your main textbook. Write notes using the 2-column format.
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Thursday, August 15:
Friday, August 16:
Monday, August 19:
Tuesday, August 20 & Wednesday, August 21:
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Monday, August 26:
Tuesday, August 27:
Wednesday, August 28: 35 Min CCC Visit
Thursday, Aug 29:
Friday, Aug 30:
Monday, Sept 2: Labor Day - No School
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Friday, September 6
Monday, September 9
Tuesday, September 10:
READINGS: What is the historical context? What is the author's background? (What gives the author authority?) When was it written? What is the author's intention? What is the message (see "check understanding questions")? Why is it significant?
Renaissance, Florence, Rome, Venice, Ciompi Revolt, Cosimo de Medici, Lorenzo the Magnificent, Podesta, Condottieri, Despotism, Humanism, Petrarch, Vergerio, Vittorino da Feltre, Baldesar Castiglione, Patrons, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti,Raphael Sanzio, Treaty of Lodi, Ludivico Il Moro, Pope Julius II, Pope Alexander VI, Borgia family, Niccolo Machiavelli, Francis I of France, Charles V of Spain/HRE, Johann Gutenberg, Jan van Eyck
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