This PowerPoint presentation has definitions, pictures, animations and multimedia aspects on the Renaissance & Reformation movements of Europe. It features activities for students to exercise their critical thinking skills and recall the information. Material covered: What was the Renaissance, rebirth and rise of cities, politics, Machiavelli,the house of Medici, humanism, secularism, the Scientific Revolution as well as the Reformation, Martin Luther and john Calvin. Finally, it is common core compatible with built in questioning and reasoning, and it even includes an art history dimension. This is a must have for a serious educator.