Students are introduced to the Renaissance by....
1) Determining how Europeans felt about the church after the Bubonic Plague and Crusades.
2) Identifying the meaning of key vocabulary words, such as "Renaissance", "humanism" and "secular."
3) Analyze primary and secondary sources as a way of introducing the students to and tapping into their prior knowledge of important artists and thinkers, inventions, geography, and political figures/ideas of the Renaissance.
4) Formulate questions that we hope to answer throughout the unit.