The students will be exploring the life of one of six significant cultural figures of the Renaissance whose contributions define this era. They represent both the Renaissance in Italy and in Northern Europe; Leonard da Vinci , Albrect Durer, Michelangelo, Titian, Miguel Cervantes, and William Shakespeare. The students will research the life of the figure assigned to them and their portrait to use in their comic book. Common Core emphasizes both thoughtful research and concise writing, which are addressed in this project. They can use the books, the internet, or any other source that they can find to create your comic book chapter. They will put all the entries together to create a comic book Classic Comics; The Renaissance.