The Renaissance was a time from the 14th century through the 16th century when historians say there was a great re-interest in learning. This 10 question webquest is packed with lots of information. There are 15 extension activities, comprehension questions, fun facts and resource links.The KEY is also included. This activity can be done as a one day lesson to learn about the Renaissance or several days if you wish to use the extension activities. For Grades 5 and up, several common core standards in both language arts and social studies area addressed.
You may find this resource of interest:
1. Want a fun activity to review vocabulary terms for a unit on the Renaissance? Looking for an enrichment activity in history? Try my Renaissance Secret Message Review activity. The activity involves students working individually or in groups to review vocabulary terms/famous people of the Renaissance. Then,a following direction activity is next where students place letters from the different terms into boxes found at the end of the activity page. Once all the boxes are filled, a "secret message" about the Renaissance is revealed! The teacher page includes additional information to share about the "secret message". Renaissance, A Secret Message Review Activity
2. Need a biographical play to use with your students? Try my Reader's Theater Script on Leonardo da Vinci. Includes comprehension questions and extension activities. Great addition to a study of the Renaissance, art history or a Friday biography day! Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show Series, studio audience questioners ask da Vinci questions about his life. Leonardo daVinci, A Reader's Theater Script
3. Learn about Michelangelo, one of the world's greatest sculptor and painter, with this reader's theater script! Included are 7 questioners, comprehension questions, a Did You Know? section, a teachers page with extension activities, links and the key.Great addition to a unit on the Renaissance,art history or for a Friday biography day! Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show Series.Audience Questioners ask questions of Michelangelo.
Michelangelo, A Reader's Theater Script
4. Use this informative Reader's Theater Script to learn about Marco Polo. Marco Polo helped to start the Age of Discovery with his book on his adventures to China. The fun/informative play uses the format of Marco Polo being a guest on a talk show and the studio audience asks questions about his life. Great for a Friday biography, for a unit of study on the Age of Discovery or a unit of study on China: Marco Polo, A Reader's Theater Script
5. Learn about Christopher Columbus with this informative play. There are 10 questioners asking questions of Columbus. Additionally, comprehension questions and discussion questions are included.
Use with a unit on the Age of Discovery or during October for Columbus Day: Columbus, A Reader's Theater Script
6. William Shakespeare:William Shakespeare, A Reader's Theater Script
7. Sir Isaac Newton: Sir Isaac Newton, A Reader's Theater Script