This is everything you need for a hands-on unit on the Renaissance! Stations have students explore technology and science (through a printing press simulation, invention analysis, and a video clip), art (analysis of Northern and Renaissance art), literature (excerpts from various poems & works to analyze), geography (map and trade analysis), music (music tracks not included due to copyright issues, however, links to purchase are included). In a fun and hands-on way, students can explore what it was like to live in the Renaissance and learn to apply values and ideals to the art produced.
--A full lesson plan that includes step by step instructions on the activity and follow up assignments
--A 22 slide thorough PowerPoint on the origins of the Renaissance, main values, changes in Renaissance art, the Northern Renaissance, and Renaissance artists. Can be used all at once, or broken up over several days.Teacher notes included with explanations and anecdotes
--A student worksheet to be completed in groups
--Instruction documents for all stations (technology, geography, music, literature, art)
--Document excerpts needed
--Links to purchase suggested music for the activity, will cost less than $5 (included in the lesson plan)
This activity is extensive and easily adaptable for all levels of students!
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by Rebecca Jones
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