Western Humanities A

Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam

The Emergence of the Modern West

Unit Purpose: To recognize and evaluate the influence of classical ideals on emerging modern western culture.

 

Unit Essential Question: Were the ideals embraced by an emerging modern European society the result of innovation in a new age or simply imitation of classical thought?

March 2010

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Friday

Unit III

 

Renaissance Love Songs

 Selection of Renaissance Music

Songs of the Troubadours  

Medieval and Renaissance Music Homepage

Online Scholarly Primary Sources Great sources here

The Code of Chivalry

Knighthood, Chivalry and Tournaments

Labyrinth

1 CAPT Begins

 

Seminar/Essay Prep

 

  • Thesis Statements: Writing the complex thesis statement (this will also serve as your seminar position)

 

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CAPT Testing

 

Note: Common errors identified in CAPT 1st drafts that you MUST not repeat on the actual test:

 

  1. Take a position! "Hoping" or "sharing" is not persuasive! What you want to happen rather than what you wish would happen.

  1. Addressing the wrong audience (?!) or creating one that is either random or annoying (sometimes both...) - this detracts from your argument and distracts the reader.

  1. Address the audience without repeating the same thing over and over: "Mr. Smith" leads all paragraphs. You must switch it up! Example: "As you can see Mr. Smith..."

  2. Note the docs!

  3. Be nice! Your tone should be pleasant rather than accusatory! Avoid negative "you" statements.

 

With that said...Good luck and stay focused!

 

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Socratic Seminar

Required Materials:

  • Thesis  Statement
  • 3 supporting quotes with the cited documents 
  • 1 opposing quote with the cited documents 

HW: Intro with Thesis

HW: outline of 3 body paragraphs:

  • topic sentence;
  • 3 supporting details (you may bullet)
  • 1 supporting  quote (cite)

 

  How to Read a Painting

 

Essay editing symbols with examples and corrections

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Writing Workshop:

How to construct a complex thesis statement

HW:

  • Rewrite your thesis statement
  • Write/rewrite your introduction
  • Create topic sentences for your body paragraphs
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Essay Due

HW:

  1. Finish background reading in-class doc and qs
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How was the transition from medieval to modern reflected in the emergence of a powerful merchant class?

From medieval trade fairs to political and economic influence/dominance

  • Trade Fair Simulation

HW:

  1. Read attached document and take notes on the terms/topics in BOLD. Notes should include:
  • Term definitions (Example: What is a charter? )
  • Significance in relation to the development of the merchant class.  (Example: why was the 3-field system important for the growth of the merchant class?)

 

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Trade Fair Simulation Part II

HW: Simulation Response

 

Renaissance Art 

 

Medieval and Renaissance Music

 

Medieval Source Book: Renaissance Docs

 

Renaissance and Baroque Architecture

 

More Links:

History Study Center -- (password: welcome)

Eye Witness to History

 

Euro Docs

Turning the Pages: Manuscripts

 

The Getty (Art Museum)

 

Labyrinth Links

 

UC Berkeley Library

 

Teacheroz (many renaissance links)

Learner.org renaissance related sources

 

Tudor England Primary Docs

 

Letter's written by Queen Elizabeth --

Tudor England

 

Medieval and Renaissance food recipes

 

Michelangelo Great Site!

 

 

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Trade Fair Assessment

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Transition from Medieval to Renaissance: How did the rise of the Fourth Estate (The Merchant Class) affect Medieval Europe's political, social, religious and economic structure and traditions?

Intro Renaissance

 

 

 
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Transition from Medieval to Renaissance: How did the rise of the Fourth Estate (The Merchant Class) affect Medieval Europe's political, social, religious and economic structure and traditions?

  •  Medici

View The Medici: God Fathers of the Renaissance

K:

  • How accepted beliefs were challenged during the period

U: That the Medici family exemplify the merchant class' growth in power and influence  as well as promote emerging artists and  intellectuals

 

HW: Add relevant information from the documentary to the comparison chart provided in class.

 
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