Welcome to the renaissance!

 

Introduction

The Renaissance Period (1350-1550) was the transition period between the Medieval Era and the modern world. It is reviewed as a time of struggle and hardship for individual freedoms, including intellectual pursuits, religious beliefs, human rights, ownership through servitude, and warfare over properties.  The word renaissance means "revival" or "rebirth".

The Renaissance was a time of reawakening and new experiences, especially in the areas of religion, education, social philosophies, and inventions that made global changes scientific discoveries. There was also a new outlet for tremendous creative expression in the fields of music, sculpture, painting and building. It was indeed marked by a flourishing cultural identity, but at the same time, it was the unashamed pursuit of valuable possessions that set the tone.

 

A single-syllable word transformed monarchies and fueled land and sea rivalries: “GOLD.” Commerce and international trade provided the enormous fortunes that funded artistic production, and luxury goods. This became important as means of displaying newly acquired wealth and status. It was an urge to OWN, a ceaseless quest for new horizons and exotic treasures. To publicly succeed was a never-ending goal.

 

The typical “Renaissance Man” was motivated by material objects as well as humanistic principles.

The leaders of the Renaissance society lived in ornate palaces filled with fine paintings, sculpture, marble and stone, porcelain, Venetian glass, silk from China, broadcloth from London, rich velvet, and fine tapestries. Renaissance religious art reflected a belief that only the very best was good enough to honor their sacred subjects. Literature and art mixed a celebration of valuable commodities with sacred themes.

Task

 Look through the categories of occupations found on the link below that were common during the time of the Renaissance.  You will choose an individual from one of these categories to research on the internet.  As an apprentice to this person, your job will be to learn all that you can about your person during his/her life in the Renaissance Era.  You will prepare a slide presentation depicting the knowledge you have gained about your person.  Each discipline must have a separate slide and each class you are currently taking must be represented (i.e. math, science, history, language arts, and special area classes.)

LINK TO OCCUPATIONS PAGE

Click on the link below.  Choose one of the categories from the site and then choose 1 person within your chosen category to research.  Follow the links on the site to help guide your search.
http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/projects/renaissance/

 
CLASS REQUIREMENTS FOR FINAL POWER POINT PROJECT 

 

HISTORY

MATH

SCIENCE

LANGUAGE ARTS

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

SKILLS

ART

HEALTH

PHYS. ED.

MUSIC

RUBRIC:

 

Content

Organization

Originality

Attractiveness

Oral Presentation

Total Pts. (20)

Language Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Math

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Add appropriate classes to the above list.  (F. Language, Health, PE, Music, Skills)

 

CATEGORY

4

3

2

1

Content

Covers topic in-depth with details and examples.

Includes essential knowledge about the topic.

Includes essential information but there are 1-2 factual errors.

Content is minimal OR there are several factual errors.

Organization

Content is well organized using headings or bulleted lists to group related material.

Uses headings or bulleted lists to organize, but the overall organization of topics appears flawed.

Content is logically organized for the most part.

There was no clear or logical organizational structure, just lots of facts.

Originality

Product shows a large amount of original thought. Ideas are creative and inventive.

Product shows some original thought. Work shows new ideas and insights.

Uses other people's ideas (giving them credit), but there is little evidence of original thinking.

Uses other people's ideas, but does not give them credit.

Attractiveness

Makes excellent use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance the presentation.

Makes good use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance to presentation.

Makes use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. but occasionally these detract from the presentation content.

Use of font, color, graphics, effects etc. but these often distract from the presentation content.

Oral Presentation

Interesting, well-rehearsed with smooth delivery that holds audience attention.

Relatively interesting, with a fairly smooth delivery that usually holds audience attention.

Delivery not smooth, but able to hold audience attention most of the time.

Delivery not smooth and audience attention lost.