Renaissance Unit Project! A student-driven research project-Everything included!
The Renaissance Unit Project is also included as part of the much larger Renaissance Unit Bundle, located here:
Renaissance Bundle! 8 resources for Renaissance, Reformation, and Exploration!
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In this student-driven Renaissance Unit Project, students create a Common Craft style video around ONE of FIVE topics in the Renaissance.
Student groups choose a topic to be their focus for this project. The five topics they can choose from are:
1.) The Gutenberg Printing Press and the impact of the Gutenberg Bible
2.) The Scientific Revolution
3.) Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation
4.) Major Achievements in Art, Literature, and Architecture
5.) The Age of Exploration (Columbus, Magellan, De Gama, etc.)
Students will receive a very detailed paper that will guide their research. Each topic has 4-7 major questions that students will need to address in their video presentation. On the back of this paper is an outline for students to take notes on. Plus, all materials that are needed for student research are INCLUDED in this purchase to make research a breeze. No need to use computers - just print! Research has been included from a variety of reputable sources to help ease the project; you can easily remove this if you wish to add an extra challenge to students!
Included in this unit is everything you need for this project. Here is what you get:
1.) A very detailed paper for the teacher that gives instructions for this project, how to be successful, and how to create the video. All you need is a camera, a yardstick, and some tape! It's a blast!
2.) 5 very detailed and organized topic papers (1 for each topic)
3.) 5 very detailed and organized note-taking papers for research (1 for each topic)
4.) Includes handouts and student-friendly articles from a variety of reputable sources to make research easier for students! Want to make it more challenging? Just remove these optional resources and have students dig up information on their own!
5.) Examples of other Common Craft videos so you know how it all works - plus these are excellent video aids to help your students understand how the project works!
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