One of the realities of teaching world history is: too much content, too little time. Universities have 18-week courses dedicated solely to the Renaissance; you probably only have a few days. It’s not that we do not appreciate the value of Renaissance arts and architecture (for instance), but it’s just one area where we don’t focus an entire unit. This lesson is an extension project that helps bridge the gap between Medieval Europe and the Age of Exploration. This project exposes students to some of the most important works of art in modern history and helps them to connect that art to what was going on in Europe as the Dark Ages came to an end.
This lesson can be used a a supplementary piece, or as part of our complete unit on Medieval Europe.
Medieval Europe Lesson: Renaissance Art Fair
by Everything You Need
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