Unit 1: The European Renaissance, 1375-1527
Unit Homework & Assessments:
- Due 8/18: What are the top three things to remember concerning the Middle Ages? Tell why you selected each of your three.
- Due 8/21: 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 8/23: Syllabus and Classroom Supplies are Due.
- Due 8/24: Complete the Map of Italy Assignment. See page 51 in your main textbook or internet search "Renaissance Italy Map 1500"
- Due 8/25: 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 8/31: Peter Paul Vergerio, “On the Liberal Arts.” p. 161 (Sherman Ch 12) and Baldesar Castiglione from “The Book of the Courtier.” P. 163-164. Follow the model for taking notes used in class for each of these readings. We will discuss the contents of each reading on Tuesday.
- Due 9/1: Read and take notes about Machiavelli's background p. 54-55 "The Prince" from Ellis & Esler. WH: Modern Era.
- Due 9/8: Read Ellis, WH: Modern Era, Chapter 1.1 "The Renaissance in the North." p. 46-55. Complete Cornell notes for this section of reading.
- Due 9/11: The Renaissance Ideal" Review Activity
- On 9/13: Renaissance Test (Review your Unit 1 European Renaissance Overview Sheet) Your review guide is due at the beginning of the test. There will be a section of terms (10 points), Short Answer Questions (15 points), Quotation Analysis (10 points), and Extended Response (Paragraph - 10 points)....total of 45 points. There are also notes posted below under resources.
- On 9/18: Read Chapter 1.3 (p.61-65) in your main textbook. Write notes using the 2-column format.
- On 9/20: Age of Man Reading: "The Reformer." Handout. (1) Read and Highlight key passages. (2) Take "Thinking Notes" which show what you were thinking as you read the article. Write your wonderings, questions, ideas, connections, summary statements in the margins of the text. (3) Identify words you don't know but seem important to the text.
Click Here for a Complete Unit 1 Calendar
Thursday, August 17:
Friday, August 18:
Monday, August 21:
Tuesday, August 22:
Wednesday, August 23: 35 Min CCC Visit
Friday, August 25:
Monday, August 28:
Tuesday, August 29:
Wednesday, August 30:
Friday, Sept 1:
Monday, Sept 4: Labor Day - No School
Tuesday, Sept 5:
Wednesday, Sept 6:
Thursday, Sept 7:
Friday, Sept 8:
Monday, September 11
Tuesday, September 12:
Wednesday, September 13:
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
PROJECT / SKILLS / DEBATE / DISCUSSION: