A pair of PowerPoint files containing eleven presentations for an AP European History unit titled “Renaissance & Discovery.”
The first PowerPoint file, “The Renaissance,” is 69 slides in length. The second, “The Age of Discovery,” is 44 slides in length. In total there are 11 individual lessons, which in my classroom provides for 15 days of instruction:
10.1 Origins of the Italian Renaissance - 1 day
10.2 Italian Renaissance Humanism - 1 day
10.3 Italian Renaissance Art - 3 days
10.4 European Politics During the Renaissance - 1 day
10.5 The Northern Renaissance - 2 days
11.1 The Spanish Reconquista and Inquisition - 1 day
11.2 Voyages of Discovery in an Age of Exploration - 1 day
11.3 The Spanish-American Empire - 1 day
11.4 The Atlantic Slave Trade - 1 day
11.5 The Columbian Exchange and the Global Trade Economy - 2 days
11.6 Mercantilism and the Spanish Colonial System - 1 day
Also included in this download are two sets of visuals and activities to accompany the 11 lessons - one set for the Renaissance (8 pages) and one for Discovery (7 pages). In my classroom, students take Cornell style notes on the right side in their interactive notebooks; their corresponding visuals pages are glued on the left. These activities are completed before (vocabulary), during (visual labeling), and after (writing, thinking maps, etc.) completion of the presentation.
If you would like to download a full-preview for free of one of my units, in order to get an idea of the types of things you might find in them, please do a search on TpT for my unit titled “The Birth of Democracy.”
*There are references throughout the presentations to DVD clips I show during some of my presentations. These clips cannot, of course, be included with your download.
Below is a list of the DVDs that I use in this unit:
- A&E - Biography: Michelangelo
- A&E - Biography: Leonardo da Vinci
- PBS - The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
- The History Channel - Christianity: The Second 1000 Years
- McDougal-Littel - Patterns of Interaction
Thank you for downloading my lessons! Your feedback is always welcome.