Monday's Lesson Plan
The word renaissance means rebirth. This is a perfect way to describe the time that followed the Middle Ages. The Renaissance was a time of new thought and advancement. New ways of thinking developed in the areas of art, architecture, science, philosophy, and politics.
Tuesday's Lesson Plan
The Renaissance was a time of advancement for the arts. Artists devised new ways to improve their artistic skills whether they were in painting, sculpture, or architecture. They studied antiquity and the past, in order to create the beginning of modern art.
Wednesday's Lesson Plan
With the invention of the Guttenburg Press books became more accessible and affordable for average people. Prior to the Renaissance and the Guttenburg Press, books had all been hand made and written. It was mainly the clergy who owned and read books. As books became more accessible, more people began learning to read. This meant that information and different ways of thinking had a new way to spread through society.
Thursday's Lesson Plan
The Renaissance was a time of learning. The great thinkers of the time were very interested in studying the philosophies and past schools of thought. They thought that they could learn about the present by learning about the past.
Friday's Lesson Plan
The Renaissance is thought to be the beginning of what we think of as modern times. People began to be concentrated within the cities. Advancements in art, politics, and philosophy made at this time began the modern thinking in these areas.
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