This 4 page package combines mapping skills with critical thinking skills while examining the importance of geographical features and location during the Italian Renaissance. It includes complete student instructions, an informational map, a blank map with call out boxes, and a marking rubric. NOTE: A Call-out box is a box connected to a line that points to a particular place on a map. In the box there may be information about the location, a special event, or a person who lived at the location. The box and the line are drawn on the map neatly so as not to obstruct the map in any way.