Primavera by Sandro Botticelli

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?

 

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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?

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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, film questions and artist list provided in class.

 

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Renaissance Love Songs

 Selection of Renaissance Music

Songs of the Troubadours  

Medieval and Renaissance Music Homepage

Online Scholarly Primary Sources Great sources here 

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K: How humanism affected arts and literature in Italy in the 14th and 15th centuries.

U: Renaissance art is both religious and  humanist.

D: Identify cultural shift: Medieval vs. Renaissance Art

HW: Apply criteria of Humanistic evidence to paintings to determine their place in Renaissance history.

 

 

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Share painting and determine how the art of the period reflects the spirit of the Renaissance.

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Study for Quiz: Humanism in Art, literature, and politics.

Humanism Power Point for review

Email painting - include artist, title, and date.

Choose a painting other than your own that intrigued you. Complete part 5 of "reading a painting" and share why you chose the piece.

 

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  1. Renaissance Quiz

Humanism in literature, politics and art

Research 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

Michelangelo Great Site! 

Research Links

Machiavelli

Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation

The Scientific Revolution Docs

Scientific Revolution

Scientific Revolution Imagery

Greek - Galileo Science

Greek Science Resources

Medieval Science

From Homer to Vesalius (Great site)

Medieval Cosmology 

 

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The Humanist Club: Project/Essay II

HW: Begin Résumé and bring 2 secondary sources to class with you Thursday (email them to yourself as well).

Reflection re-writes due Thursday

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            Computer Lab

 

Resume Due Tuesday - Please make sure you review the Guiding Questions and Rubric.

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  20      Presidents Day 21  Resume due/Jigsaw group

HW: Letter of Recommendation

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Review Writing Requirements

Intro Protestant Reformation

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  27 28 Letter of Recommendation Due