This powerpoint lecture covers the big picture of the Renaissance. It includes the roots and origins as well as influential artists and writers. Highlighted in red are the most important ideas that students will want to focus on during note-taking. At the end of the slideshow is an assignment to create a foldable outlining the who, what, when, where, and why of one person involved in the Renaissance. This slideshow/activity can stand alone, but was used with section 12.2 of History Alive! World Connections.