Social Studies - 2019-20

WHI.15d - Northern Renaissance

The student will apply social science skills to understand the developments leading to the Renaissance in Europe in terms of its impact on Western civilization by

d) comparing and contrasting the Italian and the Northern Renaissance, and citing the contributions of writers.


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

With the rise of trade, travel, and literacy, the Italian Renaissance spread to northern Europe. As people of the North adopted the ideas of the Italian Renaissance, they transformed them to suit their circumstances.

ESSENTIALS

Northern Renaissance

 Growing wealth in Northern Europe supported Renaissance ideas.

 Northern Renaissance thinkers merged humanist ideas with Christianity.

 The movable type printing press and the production and sale of books (e.g., Gutenberg Bible) helped disseminate ideas.


Northern Renaissance writers

 Erasmus: The Praise of Folly

 Sir Thomas More: Utopia


Northern Renaissance artists increasingly portrayed secular subjects.


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms

Renaissance (15a,c,d)

Italian Renaissance (15c,d)

Northern Renaissance (15d)

Usury (15a)

Letters of credit (15a)

The Prince (15b)

End justifies the means (15b)

Mona Lisa (15b)

The Last Supper (15b)

Ceiling of Sistine Chapel (15b)

David (15c)

Humanism (15c)

Prominent (15c)

Patrons (15c)

Gutenberg Bible (15d)

The Praise of Folly (15d)

Utopia (15d)

People

Machiavelli (15b)

Da Vinci (15c)

Michelangelo (15c)

Petrarch (15c)

Gutenberg (15d)

Erasmus (15d)

Sir Thomas More (15d)

William Shakespeare (15d)

Places

Florence (15b)

Venice (15b)

Genoa (15b)

Updated: May 17, 2018