Activities abound in this interactive, visually rich PowerPoint on the Renaissance. From analyzing time periods through image interaction to drawing inferences from a short text, this PowerPoint involves the students in your classroom throughout the lesson.
Topics covered are advances in printing (Gutenberg's printing press), writing (Shakespeare, Erasmus, Petrarch, Cervantes), art (da Vinci, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi), intellectualism (secularism, humanism), and politics (Medici, Machiavelli) while delving into the meaning of the Renaissance itself and the economic impact on Europe. Suggested links to independent YouTube videos are also included and can be easily deleted if you prefer not to include them.
The presentation is setup to facilitate Cornell style notes. Main ideas are seen in the ever-present left hand column, while notes and images are on the right.
I hope your students enjoy this presentation as much as mine do!