"Huzzah!" "Welcome to the Renaissance!"_

Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper.


These PDF files located below can assist you in your study of the Renaissance.

Uffizi Gallery - former offices of the Medici Family.....today it is the Uffizi Art Gallery and Museum.


The Renaissance - An Introduction

The Renaissance was a time of rebirth. Europeans experienced a reawakening of interest in the classics--government, literature, art, and thought. It was a time of experimentation. It was a time of religious upheaval. And it was a time of war.

Renaissance-Final-Judgement.gif Michelangelo's Final Judgement.......Painting on the wall of the Sistine Chapel.

The Renaissance was a period of time from the (1350-1600's) 14th to the 17th century in Europe. This era bridged the time between the Middle Ages and modern times. The word "Renaissance" means "rebirth".

Coming out of the Dark

The Middle Ages began with the fall of the Roman Empire. Much of the advances in science, art, and government that had been made by the Greeks and Romans were lost during this time. Part of the Middle Ages is actually called the Dark Ages because so much of what was learned earlier was lost.

The Renaissance was a time of "coming out of the dark". It was a rebirth of education, science, art, literature, music, and a better life for people in general.

A Cultural Movement

A big part of the Renaissance was a cultural movement called humanism. Humanism was a philosophy that all people should strive to be educated and learned in the classical arts, literature, and science. It looked for realism and human emotion in art. It also said that it was okay for people to pursue comfort, riches, and beauty.

Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa - perhaps the world's most famous painting - was painted during the Renaissance

It began in Italy

The Renaissance started in Florence, Italy and spread to other city-states in Italy. Part of the reason it began in Italy was because of the history of Rome and the Roman Empire. Another reason it began in Italy was because Italy had become very wealthy and the wealthy were willing to spend their money supporting artists and geniuses.

Map of Italian City-States Banking in the Renaissance

City-states played a big role in the rule of Italy at the time. They were often ruled by a powerful family. Some important city-states included Florence, Milan, Venice, and Ferrara.

The Renaissance Man

The term Renaissance Man refers to a person that is an expert and talented in many areas. The true geniuses of the Renaissance were great examples of this. Leonardo da Vinci was a master painter, sculptor, scientist, inventor, architect, engineer, and writer. Michelangelo was also a superb painter, sculptor, and architect.

Renaissance-Leonardo-da-Vinici-Robot.jpgLeonardo di Vinci's Robot!

Fun Facts about the Renaissance
  • One of the most popular Greek philosophers was Plato. Many men studied Plato's writings at the Academy in Florence.
  • Venice was famous for its glass work, while Milan was famous for its iron smiths.
  • Francis I, King of France, was patron of the arts and helped Renaissance art spread from Italy to France.
  • Artists were initially thought of as craftsmen. They worked in workshops and belonged to a guild.
  • Two of the biggest changes to art from the Middle Ages were the concepts of proportion and perspective.
  • Michelangelo and Leonardo became rivals when Michelangelo mocked da Vinci for not finishing a statue of a horse.
  • Hunting was a popular form of entertainment for the wealthy.
  • Artists and architects would often compete for a job, or commission, to create a piece of art.

Timeline of the Renaissance

1300 - 1400 Proto-Renaissance

1305 - Giotto completes his work on the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua.

1308 - Dante writes his epic poem the Divine Comedy.

1341 - The first great humanist, Petrarch, is named the poet laureate of Rome.

1400 - 1500 Early Renaissance

1419 - Architect Brunelleschi designs the dome for the Florence Cathedral.

1434 - The Medici family becomes the head of the city-state of Florence.

Renaissance-Medici-family-Tree.jpgMedici Family Tree

1450 - Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press.

1453 - The Ottoman Empire captures the city of Constantinople, signaling an end to the Byzantine Empire.

1469 - Lorenzo de Medici becomes head of the city-state of Florence. He is one of the great patrons of the arts.

1485 - Henry VII becomes king of England beginning the reign of the House of Tudor.

1486 - Boticelli completes the painting The Birth of Venus.

1492 - Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers the Americas.

1495 - 1527 High Renaissance

1495 - Leonardo da Vinci paints the Last Supper.

1498 - Vasco da Gama arrives in India after sailing around the southern tip of Africa from Portugal.

1501 - Michelangelo begins his work on the sculpture David.


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1503 - Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa.

1508 - Michelangelo begins his painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

1509 - Henry VIII becomes king of England.

1509 - Humanist author Erasmus writes Praise of Folly.

1511- Raphael paints his masterpiece The School of Athens.

1516 - Sir Thomas More publishes his work Utopia on political philosophy.

1517 - Martin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Church of Wittenberg. This signals the start of the Reformation.

The 95 Theses and the German Monk Martin Luther


1519 - Ferdinand Magellan begins his voyage around the world.

1527-1600 Mannerism

1527 - Rome is sacked by the troops of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.

1534 - Henry VIII separates the Church of England from the Catholic Church of Rome so that he can divorce Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn.

1558 - Elizabeth I becomes Queen of England.

1588 - The Spanish Armada is defeated by the English navy.

1599 - William Shakespeare builds the Globe theatre. He will write many of his great plays over the next few years including Hamlet and Macbeth.


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1610 - Galileo discovers the moons of Jupiter.

1618 - The Thirty Years War begins.


The Duomo of Florence

Websites to Assist you in Learning about the Renaissance___




















Unit Activities, Videos, Assignments and Homework_

Below is a video from DiscoveryEudcation.com.

Titled: History through Literature: Renaissance and Reformation

This video chronicles the rediscovery of classical thought in the Renaissance and reveals the various ways authors addressed their newly powerful rulers. The influence of inventions such as Gutenberg's printing press and individuals like Sir Thomas More, Martin Luther, Elizabeth the Great, and William Shakespeare on the British Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation are discussed. Also covered are the political, economic, and religious causes and effects of the Reformation.


April 14, 2016



1. Finish Medieval Tests

2. Post Card from Journey through Europe - Pilgrimage or Trade Voyage. Turn in to me once completed.

3. Make a new section in binder for the Renaissance - study guide and two maps.

4. Make quizlet reviews using the Renaissance Vocabulary. Make 5 reviews using 7 terms each.

April 15, 2016


Renaissance - Introduction

Students were introduced to the Renaissance. Click on the video link below.

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Click on the power point below and follow all directions for the daily lesson.

Crusades re-opens the ancient trade routes Bankers offer financial assistance, bringing great wealth to the Italian Peninsula


April 18, 2016


Renaissance: Introduce Renaissance Faire Project


April 19, 2016


Renaissance: Maps

Directions: You will begin by coloring the map of Europe - 1500 AD and the map of the Italian Peninsula - 1495 AD.

Europe Map

1. Color water a light blue

2. Color:

England - Purple

Spain - Orange

France - Green

Holy Roman Empire - Yellow

Papal States - Pink

Ottoman Empire - Red

3. Underline - London, Paris, Genoa, Venice, Rome and Constantinople

4. Visit me to check for completion and accuracy.

Italian Peninsula Map

1. Color the water a light blue

2. Color:

Genoa - Green

Venice - Yellow

Florence - Orange

Papal States - Pink(ish)

3. Trace over the rivers in blue

4. Trace over the lines showing the lands of Venice in red

5. Underline the names: Venice, Genoa, Florence, Papal States, Rome, and Venetian Republic in Red

6. Visit me to check for completion and accuracy.

Use the maps below to assist you in color coding your maps of the Renaissance.


April 20, 2016

Early Release Day

Introduction to Research


April 21, 2016

Renaissance: Faire Project Sign-up and Research


April 22, 2016

Renaissance: Faire Project Research

Thursday and Friday

April 27 and 28, 2017

Renaissance: Italian Peninsula

Please open the power point below for the information needed for today's lesson. Students received a copy of the handout. We read, highlighted the main ideas, and had brief PEAK discussion. Also, students watched two video clips on the Italian City-States.

Step #1 - Read information from power point

Step #2 - Answer questions from power point

Step #3 - Make 3 questions using the New Bloom's Taxonomy Question Stems. The question stems are located below.

Monday and Tuesday

May 1 and 2, 2017

Renaissance: Humanism

Step #1 -Please make a graphic organizer. The title is Renaissance Humanism. The Questions is - How did global contact create social and cultural change? All of the questions you answer will go into the Answer section of the graphic organizer.

Step #2 - Read the handout on Humanism-Worksheet. Answer the questions - ONLY 1 and 2.

Step #3 - Read the PDF copy on Humanism. What role did Petrarch play in Humanism Renaissance? What role did Dante play in Humanism Renaissance? What role did Boccaccio play in Humanism Renaissance?

Petrarch - Father of the Renaissance

Before Petrarch, most of the men who knew how to read and write in medieval Europe were Christian priests and monks and nuns, or Jewish rabbis, and these people were not interested in the writings of the old Greeks and Romans, because the Greeks and Romans were not Christians. But by 1270, Thomas Aquinas had shown that you could bring together the ideas of Aristotle and Christianity. Petrarch thought he could go on with other Greek and Roman writers and find more new ideas. So he traveled around Europe looking in libraries for old copies of Latin and Greek books. Petrarch found and owned a copy of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, but he couldn't read it because he didn't know any Greek. He also found a copy of Cicero's letters to Atticus, which nobody had known about before.

In the three years 1348-1351, the bubonic plague killed many people in Italy, including Petrarch's son and grandson, many of his friends, and a woman named Laura whom he loved. But Petrarch kept on travelling, looking for more Greek and Roman books to share with other scholars.

When Petrarch died in 1374, his collection of books went to the Italian city of Padua, where he lived. But more importantly, he left Europeans much more interested in seeking out new knowledge and ideas than they had been before.


.........................................The link located below is about the Medici Family............................................


Map of Italian City-States Painting of Florence during the Renaissance


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Wednesday and Thursday

May 3 and 4, 2017

Renaissance: Italian Renaissance - Uffizi Gallery Crawl

Step #1 -

Complete two reviews on the Renaissance: Italian Peninsula

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Step #2 -

Uffizi Gallery Crawl=

Students focused on the Italian Renaissance - AKA - the masterpieces produced by Italians. Students rotated around the class and analyzed works by various masters of the Italian Renaissance. Students used the chart to fill in the main ideas of the lesson.

Below is the graphic organizer used to organize Italian Renaissance.

Below is the power point used to introduce the lesson.

Walking in the hallways of the Uffizi Gallery


Friday and Monday

May 5 and 8, 2017

Renaissance: Uffizi Gallery Crawl - Day 2

Step #1 - Continue with Uffizi Gallery Crawl

Step #2 - See me to check your paper

Step #3 -On the class paper, which will be passed around - give two truths and one lie about the Italian Renaissance.

Step #4 - Below are video clips from DiscoveryEducation.com. Choose two clips to watch. Add any information to your chart as needed.

Leonardo da Vinci [4:50]
Leonardo da Vinci was the ultimate Renaissance man, highly skilled in a wide array of areas. He was a masterful painter, sculptor, designer, engineer, architect, urban planner, and astronomer. His work continues to influence people today.

Galileo [3:45]
Galileo brought tremendous insight into the solar system and earth's place in it.

Niccolo Machiavelli [5:10]

Michelangelo [4:13]
Michelangelo sculpted his statue, Bacchus, at the age of twenty-one, displaying his gift of portraying human anatomy with amazing accuracy. He also sculpted the Pieta, an amazingly realistic portrayal of Mary and the dead Christ, and David, his masterpiece in marble.

Michelangelo [2:49]
Pope Julius II threatened to ex-communicate the city of Florence when Michelangelo would not return to Rome; however, he did return to Rome to paint a fresco in the Sistine Chapel, a four-year project which portrays the story of creation and the redemption of man.

Michelangelo [2:49]
Thirty years after Michelangelo completed the Sistine chapel ceiling, he began a painting on the back wall of the chapel called the Last Judgment; it is a scene of chaos and anxiety in which Christ pronounces his judgment on humanity.

Raphael [4:08]
Raphael's Madonnas were sweet and warm, but his portraits were honest; Raphael skillfully told stories in his paintings.

Step #5 - Complete the following.

Choose one.......You may need to complete additional research. Example: Why was the work made? Who was it made for? Did the master/masterpiece have any influence upon others during that time? Can you find out how much the work may be worth today? Where is this work today?

A. Who is the most (choose one: impressive/influential/important) Master of the Italian Renaissance? Provide three reasons why you believe this?


B. What is the most (choose one: impressive/influential/important) Masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance? Provide three reasons why you believe this?

Leonardo da Vinci Music Video

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The Divine Comedy (Dante) Music Video

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The Borgias (Family whose father was a Pope Alexander....lots of drama and abuse of power) Music Video

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Renaissance: Northern Renaissance

Step #1 - complete review on Italian Renaissance

Social Studies 6 Unit 11 Renaissance Italian Renaissance [1049316]

Online Passcode: GE8SE6

Step #2 - Northern Renaissance

Students will analyze the Northern Renaissance. They will determine how the same main ideas from the Italian Renaissance were noted in the north........but they used a few newer ideas and focused more on writing and education. Open the power point below. Read all information and complete the questions for notes.

1. Copy the 3 questions from the power point onto your graphic organizer - title is Northern Renaissance

2. Read the Power point on the Northern Renaissance. Answer the questions.

Step #3 - Review Information

Step #4 - Acrostic Poem

•Make an acrostic poem on the Renaissance.

•Use at least 7 masters/Masterpieces from the Renaissance in your poem.

•Include two examples on how the Northern Renaissance compares to the Italian Renaissance.

•Include three examples how the Renaissance continues to impact modern society.

Shakespeare Music Video

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Copernicus Music Video

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Johannes Gutenberg Music Video

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Renaissance: Northern Renaissance

Step #1 - Review Northern Renaissance Questions with neighbors near you.

Step #2 - Watch video clips on the Scientific Revolution of the Renaissance.

Step #3 - Complete an Acrostic Poem on the Renaissance.

•Make an acrostic poem on the Renaissance.

•Use at least 7 masters/Masterpieces from the Renaissance in your poem.

•Include two examples on how the Northern Renaissance compares to the Italian Renaissance.

•Include three examples how the Renaissance continues to impact modern society.


Renaissance: Masters and their Patrons

Step #1 - Northern Renaissance Review

Step #2 - Masterpiece

Calling all Masters! The Patrons want the best and the brightest "artists" they can find. Open the power point below, read the information and follow all directions. Have a great time making you "masterpiece" for your new (hopefully) Patron!


There was a revival of ancient Roman forms, including the column and round arch, the tunnel vault, and the dome

palaces, fortresses, churches, public buildings,homes, etc.=

Use this link below to assist you with designs and masters of architecture.





Marble, Clay, Wood, Bronze


Science Human Body, Space, Plants, Animals, etc.




Inventions Weapons, household items, Scientific Needs, telescopes, microscopes, toilet, glasses, clocks, guns, flying machines, etc.





Poems, Plays, Books: Politics, religion, history, etc.



Clothing, Jewelry, Furniture, etc.





Renaissance: Master and Patron Activity

Step #1 -

Social Studies 6 Unit 11 Renaissance Northern Renaissance 2015-2016

Online Passcode: TY6NE8

Step #2 -

Complete Masterpiece. Directions located on the previous date (Wednesday, May 4)

Renaissance: The Protestant Reformation

Step #1

Share "hopefull" masterpieces in a mini gallery crawl. Judges will determine the winners sometime during the week.

Step #2

Please turn in all Renaissance work to be graded.

Step #3

A. .Make a graphic organizer – EQ: How did the Reformation change the balance of power in Europe and the world?

In the answer column, please add these questions to guide you.1. What complaints did people have against the Roman Catholic Church which eventually led to the Protestant Reformation?2. How did the Catholic Church respond to the Protestant Reformation?3. What Renaissance ideas brought about the Reformation?

B. Read the information below.


The Reformation

How did the Reformation change the balance of power in Europe?


A Time for Change

Can one person change an entire organization? Would you stand up to a powerful group if you believed what they were doing was wrong? In 1517, a German monk named Martin Luther confronted these issues and started a movement that would change history. Read the story below.
There was growing discontent in Wittenberg, Germany. Local religious leaders, including a Dominican friar named Johann Tetzel, were requiring believers who wanted their sins forgiven to make a donation to the Church. This practice was known as selling indulgences.
This practice was viewed by many to be against the teachings of the Bible. To make matters worse, the money earned from these indulgences would be used to rebuild St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome, far from Germany. The Christian citizens of Wittenberg, many of whom were very poor, were outraged that their money was being used by the pope, who was extremely wealthy by comparison.
Some of the church members who had received indulgences showed them to a local monk, Martin Luther. Luther was outraged at the practice of selling the forgiveness of sins. Luther believed that the Bible taught that divine grace was the only method that could lead to the forgiveness of sins.
Luther sat down and wrote a set of ideas about certain Church practices that he thought needed to be reexamined or changed. The practice of selling indulgences was one of them, but he also presented ideas about what Christians should be taught regarding sins and forgiveness, and the importance of scripture and spirituality to the Christian faith. Luther called this list of ideas the Ninety-Five Theses.
He sent the document to the Catholic Archbishop Albert of Mainz and to another bishop in his area. He also gave it to a few friends and other monks. Luther wanted people to read and discuss his ideas. He hoped his ideas would start a debate and lead to an end of the abuses he saw in the Church. Luther did not foresee that his ideas would be used to bring about a much greater change in the Church.
  • Why were Luther and others in Wittenberg so angry?
  • Based on this passage, what do you think was happening in the Catholic Church at this time?
  • What types of changes do you think Luther hoped to see?
  • How do you think people would have responded to Luther’s ideas?
In The Reformation, you will learn how the Protestant Reformation began and how it spread across Europe. You will also learn how the Catholic Church responded.

C. Watch about 8 minutes of this video.History of the World: Age of Plunder Full Video [56:40]
Watch the information on religious change in Europe. Begin at [12:28] and end at [20:50]


D. Answer questions. Discuss as a whole group.


Below is a link to a video on the Protestant Reformation. It is located on DiscoveryEducation.Com


German Monk Martin Luther posting the 95 Theses on the Church of Wittenberg Castle


Map of Religious make-up of Europe in the 16th Century


Martin Luther Music Video

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Spanish Inquisition

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Below is a video clip from DiscoveryEducation.Com. The video is titled -

Christianity During the Renaissance: The Reformation


Renaissance: Reformation

You will read from Discovery Education

Chapter 20: The Seeds of Modern Europe

20.1 - The Reformation


Step#1 - Get out graphic organizer from yesterday. Read Explore Page 1 - The Catholic Church in the 1500s. Add information to your graphic organizer.


Step #2 - Please add the following questions to the answer section of your graphic organizer. Read Explore - Pages 2-4. Add information to your graphic organizer

1. What role did Martin Luther play in the Reformation?

2. How did the Reformation spread across Europe?

3. How did the Reformation take place in England?


Step #3 - Watch the video clip on John Calvin, from page 3. Add information to graphic organizer.

Watch the video clip on the Reformation in England, from page 4. Add information to graphic organizer.



Renaissance: Counter Reformation

Step #1 - Complete review on Reformation

Social Studies 6 Unit 11 Renaissance Reformation Review 2015-2016

Online Passcode: LE7RY8

Step #2 - Get out Reformation Graphic Organizer. Focus on the question: How did the Catholic Church respond to the Protestant Reformation?

In response to the Reformation, leaders of the Catholic Church began a number of reforms. They hoped to strengthen and improve the Church and to stop the spread of Protestantism. They also wanted to spread the Catholic faith to new parts of the world. This movement is known as the Catholic Reformation, or the Counter-Reformation.
Part of the reforms involved founding new orders, or special religious groups, within the Church. One of these groups was the Society of Jesus, also called the Jesuits. The Jesuits were created to serve the pope and the Church. They became known for their discipline and for teaching people about Catholic beliefs. They worked both to spread Catholicism outside of Europe and to stop the spread of Protestantism. The Jesuits founded colleges throughout Europe and sent missionaries around the world. Today, a number of colleges and universities in Europe and the United States are still run by Jesuit priests.
An important aspect of the Counter-Reformation was a meeting of Church leaders that became known as the Council of Trent. The council met three different times from 1545 to 1563 to discuss possible reforms for the Church. The members of the council also clarified some Church teachings to show how the Catholic Church was different from the new Protestant churches. The council members said that the Bible was still the source of God’s teachings, and they reaffirmed the pope’s position as the highest authority of the Church. They also said that Luther’s belief that faith alone was needed for salvation was wrong. The council members said that good works and faith were both necessary.
The Council of Trent also established new rules. It limited the sale of indulgences. Later, the pope completely banned their sale. The council also set up rules for the training of priests and rules about where priests could live.

In addition to these actions, the Church brought back an institution that had been created in the 1200s, known as the Inquisition. The Inquisition was a Church court that could try and punish people who were accused of being heretics, or people who do not follow Church teachings.
The Inquisition was originally created in the 1200s to confront a growing number of religious groups and sects, such as the Cathars in France, that were viewed as teaching heretical ideas. Initially, excommunication was the main punishment delivered during the Inquisition. In 1252, Pope Innocent IV approved imprisonment and the use of torture on those accused of heresy.
During this time, inquisitors—those who presided over the trials—used common tactics to punish prisoners, but they did not coordinate with one and other. However, during the Reformation, the Inquisition fell under the control of the papacy and became much more organized and widely used. Many of the trials were led by Dominicans, Franciscans, or Jesuits. The Inquisition was mostly used to convict and punish Protestants, but other groups and individuals who went against Church law were also tried. During this time, a famous inquisition in Spain targeted Catholics whom it suspected of being insincere in their beliefs.
Before the Reformation, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain had been fighting against people who were not Catholics. Spain had been controlled by Muslims for centuries. After Catholic rulers took control in 1492, the Spanish rulers forced all Jews and Muslims in Spain to convert to Catholicism. They used the Inquisition to find anyone who still held onto non-Catholic beliefs. The Spanish Inquisition became known for being ruthless and unfair in its trials and punishments. Many people were tortured or killed during this time.

While the Counter-Reformation did succeed in correcting some of the corruption in the Catholic Church, it did not stop the growth of Protestantism in Europe. The Reformation had the strongest effect in northern Europe. England, parts of Scotland, Northern Germany, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia all became Protestant. In southern Europe, the Reformation did not grow as strong. Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, and much of France remained Catholic. Today, Catholicism still has significant influence in southern Europe and Protestantism remains stronger in northern Europe. This reflects the long-lasting changes the movement caused.
In addition to effects on individual regions of Europe, the Protestant Reformation ended the domination of the Catholic Church on the continent as a whole. Not only was Europe now divided between Catholics and Protestants, but also the Protestants themselves were divided into several different groups. In addition, the Reformation weakened the power of religion. By challenging the pope’s authority, it made individual rulers more powerful.
Finally, the Reformation affected ordinary people. The movement taught that individuals could have a direct relationship with God, and it created Bibles that more people could read on their own. In this way, the Reformation emphasized the importance of people’s own thoughts and beliefs, not just those of church leaders. Over time, this attitude would affect how people looked at their society and their governments, not just their religion.

Step #3 - Work on Renaissance Faire Essay



Renaissance: Reformation with Philosophical Chairs

Step #1

Complete Renaissance Reviews


Step #2

Read The Catholic Church from DiscoveryEducation.com

Step #3

Complete schoolnet review on Catholic Church

Step #4

Prepare for a "dialogue" on the Reformation. Design questions, answer questions using text to back-up.

You need to develop "open-ended" questions, and stay away from close-ended questions. This link below will provide you with assistance in designing open-ended questions.

This link below will provide you with question stems to assist you in creating questions for the dialogue.

Step #5

Below is a link providing information on Philosophical Chairs

youtube videos on Philosophical Chairs


Dialogue to proceed

Questions suggested by students:

1. Are priest needed?

2. Would you be a Protestant?

3. Was Martin Luther correct in the way he protested?

4. Was the Roman Catholic Church fair?

5. Being excommunicated was worse than being a heretic?


Renaissance: Assessment

Step #1 - Complete assessments on Renaissance. Please use the code provided for you. You may use your study guide. Make wise choices today!

Step #2 - If you need to do anything in class for your Renaissance Faire Project - PLEASE DO IT!!!! Your artifacts are due this Monday, May 23rd. Artifacts may be brought in and kept in a locked room, or bring in via photograph (emailed to me or on your cell phone - which may be shown to me.)

Step #3 - Go to Monday on the wiki page. The Renaissance Faire will be set in Tudor England. Tudor England receives its name from the Tudor Family who rule the country of England from 1485 to 1603. There are videos from DiscoveryEducation.com, History Teacher music videos, interactive links, etc., for you to check out.

Renaissance: Tudor England

external image Tudor_Rose.jpgThe Tudors

Five hundred years ago the world was a very different place. We were only just realizing that America existed and we had no idea about Australia. England (including the Principality of Wales) and Scotland were separate kingdoms, each with their own royal family.

When was the Tudor period?

The Tudor reign lasted from from 1485 to 1603.

external image Wales_flag.gif Who were the Tudors?

The Tudors were a Welsh-English family that ruled England and Wales from 1485 to 1603 - one of the most exciting periods of British history.

How long did the Tudors rule?

They ruled for 118 years and during their reign encouraged new religious ideas, overseas exploration and colonization.

Globe Theatre
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Henry VII 1485 - 1509

Henry VIII 1509 - 1547

Edward VI 1547 - 1553

Jane Grey 1553 - 1553

Mary I 1553 - 1558

Elizabeth I 1558 - 1603

Tudor England had two of the strongest monarchs ever to sit on the English throne: Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth I.

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Please click on the link below to gain insight in Tudor England.


Below is a cool video showing what the city of London, England, would have looked like from its development in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance. Unfortunately, a fire (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Fire_of_London) tore through London in 1666, destroying a large section of the city.


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3D animation: see London as it looked before the Great Fire
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Renaissance:The Tudor Family and the Protestant Reformation of England

Students learned about the role of the Tudor family and their influence upon England and the world.

1. Read the power point and complete the 3 focus questions for notes.Do not worry about the warm-up quiz or the group activity.

2. Once completed, focus on the Independent Slide

writing activity comparing Martin Luther's split from the Roman Catholic Church with King Henry VIII's split from the Roman Catholic Church. Make a Venn-Diagram to organize your thoughts. Then write out your answer in two paragraphs (5-6) sentences each. If not done finish for homework.=

3. Complete the closure activity next.

Below is a link from DiscoveryEducation.com. The video related to a large suit of armor believed to have been made for King Henry VIII. Titled -

A Large Suit of Armor


Below is a link from Discovery Education.Com regarding King Henry VIII. Titled -

Head Trauma Suspected to Have Altered King Henry VIII's Personality


Below is a video clip from DiscoveryEducation.com. It relates to:

This segment chronicles the death of Sir Thomas More who was executed on July 7, 1535 because he put God above his king. His death was a deep shock to the writers of Europe who considered him to be a hero and leading scholar of the European Renaissance.

Titled: The Execution of Sir Thomas More


Catherine Of Aragon (Spain) - 1st Wife Anne Bolelyn - 2nd Wife


Jane Seymour - 3rd Wife

Henry VIII Music Video

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Anne Boleyn Music Video

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Elizabeth I Music Video

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Mary Queen of Scots Music Video


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Queen Elizabeth I

Students learned about Queen Elizabeth I and her role as the English monarch. We began by reviewing the Tudor Family Tree. Where is Henry VII, Henry VIII, and Elizabeth I on the family tree? Next I read them the story of Good Queen Bess, just the introduction from King Henry VIII wanting a divorce to Elizabeth becoming queen. Then students worked in groups and focused on Queen Elizabeth's reign. The final product was to give Elizabeth a new title such as the great, the terrible, etc. Students needs to provide at least three reasons why Elizabeth deserves this title.
Open the files below, read the information and follow all directions.

Below is a video on Queen Mary I and her half-sister Queen Elizabeth I of England. The video relates to religion.


Below is a video clip on Queen Elizabeth I. The video relates to:

This segment explores the ascent of Elizabeth the Great to the throne and covers her reign, including the unification of England under the Protestant Anglican Church. The defeat of the Spanish Armada in the English channel by Elizabeth's ships in 1588 is discussed along with the celebration of her deeds...It is titled simply: Elizabeth I


Below is a video on Queen Elizabeth I. The video can be found on DiscoveryEducation.com


Princess Elizabeth - daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Bolelyn

Renaissance: Exploration

Renaissance: Scientific Revolution to question accepted beliefs and


In the 1500s, scientists began to question accepted beliefs and make new theories based on experimentation.

The Roots of Modern Science: Most knowledge in the Middle Ages comes from the Bible and Greek/Roman views. They supported the Geocentric View, the belief that the Sun and planets revolved around the Earth.



However, the Renaissance allowed for scientists to start thinking differently, asking questions, and seeking knowledge through facts.


1. Open the file on the Scientific Revolution (Scientific-Revolution-Adobe.pdf).

2. Complete the following questions:

How did the Renaissance help to bring about the Scientific Revolution?

Who were some of the key figures in the Scientific Revolution?

What was their impact upon Science?

Why would the Catholic Church be against the Scientific Revolution?