WHI.29 Describe the origins and development of the Renaissance, including the influence and accomplishments of Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Shakespeare, and Johannes Gutenberg. (H)
Students will be able to independently use their knowledge to:
Analyze and resolve conflicts in order to work and live cooperatively with others.
Apply knowledge of political and social systems to participate actively as an informed citizen of a democracy.
Critically appraise historical and contemporary claims/decisions.
Applyconcepts and systems of economics to participate productively in a global economy.
Students will understand that…
Government and economics affect cultural achievements.
Explosions of ideas often have unintended consequences and unpredictable effects.
Influence and achievements of individuals has had profound effects on society.
Good leadership qualities don’t necessarily make a good person.
Humanism combined with Classical art and ideas to create great changes in thought and achievement.
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS Q
Does technology improve society?
Would you rather be feared or loved?
Can science and religion coexist?
What role do the arts have in the development of society?
-Assume the role of a major Renaissance figure. You will create a “Facebook” page on a poster board. Included on each poster will be essential biographical info, accomplishments, photographs and drawings, friends (other Renaissance figures) and family lists. This will also include chats and conversations between your Facebook person and other Renaissance figures.
OTHER EVIDENCE: -
Oral: Students write and present a 3-4 minute song about a Renaissnace or Reformation figure.
Written - Objective tests with multiple choice, matching and short essay questions.
-Beat the Master. Students will explore a piece of Renaiissance art by completing the second half of the masterpiece. They will write a short history of the piece. They will also give their interpretation and discuss five aspects of the piece that show it was created during the Renaissance period.
-Students will compare and contrast works of art from the Medieval and Renaissance Periords.
-Machiavelli or More:
Students will compare and contrast the philosophies of Renaissance writers Nicolo Machiavelli and Thomas More. They will learn the life experiences that influenced each man. Students will be put in pairs and given 10 quotes. They will have to interpret the quotes and assign the each quote to one of the Renaissance thinkers.
Stage 3 – Learning Plan
Summary of Key Learning Events and Instruction
Lesson 1: Introduction Causes of the Renaissance (U 1-3 and 5)
-Explanation of factors that encouraged the rebirth in culture and shift from Medieval times to the Renaissance. See the graphic organizer on p. 315