Renaissance Unit Guided Notes! 80+ Page PowerPoint & Notes to Teach Renaissance!
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In this highly-engaging lesson, you receive an 83 page PowerPoint presentation, 7 pages of guided notes, and two included video clips to teach the European Renaissance! This lesson can be used as an entire unit instruction or to supplement what you already do. The Renaissance PowerPoint is divided into 7 sections, each that focuses on how life is changing for people living in that time period. Enjoy the paper, in-class version or theGoogle 1:1 compatible version! Both are included in this purchase!
In sections 1 and 2, students understand the origins of the Renaissance, where the Renaissance originated, the birth of humanism, and the contributions of Petrarch.
In section 3, students are introduced to how art evolved during the Renaissance, including an analysis of several works of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. In section 4, students understand how literature changed (and spread) during the Renaissance. Here, students understand the impact of Johannes Gutenberg, the introduction of movable-type, the work of Sir Thomas More, William Shakespeare, and Erasmus.
Section 5 teaches students about the Scientific Revolution and the radical departure it was from Medieval thinking. Students are introduced to the work of Galileo, Copernicus, Sir Francis Bacon, Isaac Newton, and Kepler. In section 6, students are taught how religion was changing during the Renaissance and come to know the work of Martin Luther, his 95 Theses, and the impact of the Protestant Reformation.
Finally, in section 7, students understand how the Renaissance impacted the relationship between citizens and their government. Here, students learn about the Enlightenment and the contributions of John Locke, Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Voltaire, the social contract, and the influence of natural rights.
Enjoy the guided notes that are seamless to use and easy to integrate into each unit! Each page contains a "quick check" to assess student learning and give the class time to reinforce the major concept.
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