Introduce students to the Geography, Population Changes, and Cultural Shifts in Europe at the end of the Middle Ages and onset of the Renaissance. Use this interactive analysis activity as a presentation for whole class interaction or assign each page as a small group activity.
Students will examine different maps, charts, and images with guiding questions to determine the geographic benefits for growing civilizations in Europe and will look at charts and images to determine the population changes and cultural shifts that took place to transition the continent into the Renaissance.
A follow up primary source analysis reading with guiding questions is included for individual student assessment.
All required materials are provided with this lesson.
Maps of Medieval Europe with guiding analysis questions
Charts showing population changes during the Middle Ages into the Renaissance
Lorenzo de' Medici primary source reading and student questions
Exit prompt to wrap up lesson
Created for use leading into a unit on the Renaissance, and is included in my Renaissance and Reformation Complete Unit, but could be used for any geographic study of the region.
Would also be a great refresher activity for a European AP class!
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