Unit 1 – Renaissance and Reformation (Chapters 13, 14, and part of 15)
Introduction to course
European Map Quiz
Purchase two 100-120 page spiral notebooks. (The only assignments that will go in these notebooks will be the nightly reading comprehension questions and answers to the primary sources. Please highlight the questions, so that it is easier to grade.)
Purchase 11/2” to 2” 3-ring binder and notebook paper. (This will be used to keep lecture notes and handouts in.)
Answer all reading comprehension questions in your spiral notebook - put the date on the top of the page followed by the title of the section you are starting the homework on, and write down the questions and answers. Highlight the questions.
Read pp. 413-419 (to Intellectual Hallmarks of the Renaissance).
What new social class developed in 12th-century Italy? How did the social class affect the movement toward republican government?
What five powers dominated the Italian peninsula in the 15th century? How did the Italian city-states contribute to modern diplomacy?
What did Dominican monk Savanarola have to say about Florence and the French? What happened to him?
Why did Italy become a battleground for the European superpowers after 1494?
Quiz on Academic Vocabulary
Lecture Machiavell’s The Prince & Sir Thomas More’s Utopia
Read pp. 419-426.
How does the concept of individualism help explain the Renaissance?
What is humanism? What do humanists emphasize?
How did the Renaissance popes show a secular spirit?
How was Renaissance art different from medieval art?
How did Renaissance society regard artists?
Discuss the difference between an argument and a thesis in an essay for AP Euro
Discuss tools for writing a proper historical essay
Read pp.427-432 (to Women and Work).
Describe the influence of the Renaissance on the middle class compared to the elite.
Explain the importance of Castiglione’s The Courtier.
Explain the significance of Machiavelli’s The Prince.
Essay Outline prompt: Machiavelli’s concepts on leadership, religion, and the military are much more realistic compared to Thomas More’s ideas. Defend or refute (disprove) this statement.
Quiz on Friday (there will be a quiz every Thursday or Friday that covers the reading for that week. All quizzes will be open note, but the notes must have your name on the tope right-hand corner of every page – in pen. If your name is not written in pen at the top of the page then you will not be allowed to use the notes). Open note means that you can use all lecture notes, comprehension questions and answers, and outlines.
Read pp. 432-438 (to Renaissance in the North)
In what ways did life for upper-class women change during the Renaissance?
Why were blacks valued in Renaissance society? What roles did they play in the economic and social life of the times?
Finish outline – due tomorrow
(every essay outline must include on the top two or three lines - your name, period, essay outline number, and the essay prompt/question written out) ESSAYOUTLINES DO NOT GO IN YOUR SPIRAL NOTEBOOK - ALL OF THE ESSAY OUTLINES WILL BE PAPERCLIPPED TOGETHER AND TURNED IN ON THE DAY OF THE TEST
Regarding the Eucharist, how were the Catholic Church, Luther, and Zwingli's beliefs different?
Explain the two late medieval developments that prepared the way for Luther's ideas.
Why were there several peasant rebellions in 15th century Germany and how did Luther contribute to unrest in the 1520's?
Explain Luther's thoughts about the German Peasants' Revolt from An Admonition to Peace to Against the Murderous Thieving Hordes of the Peasants. Can Luther be considered a social revolutionary or not?
What was explained in Luther's two catechisms and why were the catechisms important?