This unit plan is designed for middle school students, but can be easily adapted to fit all grade levels. The unit focuses on the Italian Renaissance, and the concept of Humanism. The unit consists of a project in which students conduct their own research on humanists. All materials have been included; including project template, sample, project description and resource list, student reflection questions, as well as a rubric for the assignment and reflection. I included worksheets for a gallery walk for the project profiles. I have also included an extra lesson about the origins of the Renaissance in Italy with puzzlement image and worksheet.