Social Studies - 2019-20

WHII.2b - The Renaissance

The student will apply social science skills to understand the political, cultural, geographic, and economic conditions in the world about 1500 A.D. (C.E.) by

b) describing artistic, literary, and intellectual ideas of the Renaissance;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

New intellectual and artistic ideas that developed during the Renaissance marked the beginning of the modern world.

ESSENTIALS

Renaissance

 “Rebirth” of classical knowledge; “birth” of the modern world

 Spread of the Renaissance from the Italian city-states to northern Europe


Contributions of the Renaissance

 Accomplishments in the visual arts: Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer

 Accomplishments in literature: Machiavelli, Erasmus

 Accomplishments in intellectual ideas: Humanism, secularism


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms:

Renaissance

Classics

Humanism

Secular

Sonnet

People:

Michelangelo

Leonardo da Vinci

Shakespeare

Erasmus

Places:

Italian City-States

Switzerland

England

Holy Roman Empire (Germany)

France


Updated: Jun 01, 2018