Renaissance Walking Tour or Gallery Walk of Florence Italy Centers Activity

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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Take your students on a Walking Tour or Gallery Walk through Florence, Italy at the beginning of the Renaissance to allow them to see the changes in architecture, banking, marketplace gatherings, wool-making, art, guilds, and more.

This is a 1-2 day Centers Activity for students to visit various locations in Florence to view primary source images and documents in the investigation on the impact of Florence in the beginning of the Renaissance.

Students will visit locations like the Marketplace, the Plato Academy, the Santa Maria Del Fiore, the Santa Croce, the Florence Cathedral, and the Palazzo Vecchio. Each location has a reading card filled with content on the site and primary source image cards show the place at the time of the Renaissance and now.

Important people, like the Medici Family are discussed for their contributions to the Renaissance as are artists like Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Leonardo Da Vinci.

Resource Includes

Student "Travel Guide" graphic organizer

6 Location Reading Cards

Images & Art to support each location

Teacher Guidelines

Wrap-Up Questions

Social Studies Skills Addressed

Reading for Content

Critical Thinking
Historical Inquiry

Primary Source Analysis

Image Analysis

Addresses state and national standards (including TEKs, Common Core, and more).

About this Resource

I recommend printing out center materials onto card stock and laminating for future use!

If you need a 1:1 resource for Google Classroom, see my Google Drive Version.

See the PREVIEW for this complete resource!

Created for use in a unit on the Renaissance, and is included in my Renaissance and Reformation Complete Unit.

Would also be a great refresher activity for a European AP class!

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Total Pages
44 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.
Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.


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