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High Renaissance

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Peek into the past and meet some famous Renaissance men. You'll learn about the great works and accomplishments of four contributors to the Renaissance legacy. Raphael, Michelangelo, Palestrina, and Di Vinci are all discussed in this...
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Inventors & Their Inventions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers complete a unit on inventors and inventions. They explore various websites, outline the components in the invention cycle, develop a table of Renaissance inventions, create a poster, prepare an interview with a famous...
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Inventions of the Renaissance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
When we think of the Renaissance, we often think of music, art, and philosophy. Your young historians will be amazed to see just how much of our modern technology was invented in this time as well! From clocks and eyeglasses to the...
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Renaissance Festival: Classroom Study Guide

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
This resource incorporates a variety of worksheets on the Renaissance, from crossword puzzles and timelines to an activity designing a family coat of arms. If you are considering hosting a Renaissance fair in your class or you're...
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Italian Renaissance (1330-1550)

For Students 6th - 12th
Is your class studying the Italian Renaissance? This resource includes 10 short answer and essay questions about the artistic, scientific, political, and philosophical achievements during the Italian Renaissance. The first 3 questions...
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Chapter 1 Lesson 2: The Northern Renaissance

For Students 7th - 8th
Here are five short-answer questions that are intended to accompany a textbook reading. Pupils focus on the beginning of the Northern Renaissance, art, humanism, and book printing. The last question focuses on a section in a specific...
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Door Panels and Details: Renaissance Revival/Aesthetic Cabinet

For Teachers K - 5th
Students investigate the history of cabinetry and furniture, specifically the Renaissance period.  In this art history lesson plan, students investigate photographs of the Renaissance Revival/Aesthetic Cabinet, and examine the small...
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Pee Jokes, the Italian Renaissance, Commedia Dell'Arte: Crash Course Theater #12

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Welcome to the Renaissance, known as one of the most vibrant periods in the world of theater. An informational video provides a thorough overview of the period, noting key changes that took place on the stage. After a lengthy discussion...
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Scientific Revolution: The Renaissance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Present key facts about the significance and controversy surrounding the scientific revolution. It defines terms and discusses people and politics in a comprehensive way. This slide show also includes a flow chart outlining what students...
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Fifteenth Century Northern Renaissance Art

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The influence of the Medici and Pope Nicholas V. works by Donatello, Botticelli, Verrocchio and other artists are featured in a 139-slide PowerPoint focusing on Italian Renaissance art. 
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Writing Exercise: The Renaissance II

For Students 6th - 10th
Here is a cross-curricular writing exercise with limited appeal as an engaging or interactive activity. A worksheet on the Renaissance that has learners responding to 3 simple prompts, each of which can easily lead into deeper research....
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Invention Timeline

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study the impact of the printing press on the Renaissance. They examine how the invention of the printing press continues to influence our lives today. They trace the development of other communication technologies from the...
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The Invention of the Parachute

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study the invention of the parachute and how Leonardo da Vinci came up with the design.  In this aerodynamics lesson students test the properties that make parachutes more efficient.
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Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners investigate the African American culture in the 1920's and the Harlem Renaissance. They read and analyze poems written by poets of the Harlem Renaissance, listen to jazz music and identify the characteristics of the music, and...
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Renaissance Man: Leonardo Da Vinci

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Scientist, artist, inventor - was there anything Leonardo da Vinci couldn't do? Supplement your lecture on Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance with this presentation. Viewers will be surprised at how many modern scientific revelations...
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Art Masterpiece—Leonardo da Vinci Inventions

For Teachers 6th
After getting to know the inventor, Leonardo da Vinci and his many inventions, scholars think up their own invention. Following a written description and a hand-drawn picture, learners use a method of mirror writing and antiquing to give...
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Are You an Art Sleuth?

For Teachers 6th
Guide your class on an art adventure sharping with them the changes reflected in Renaissance art. Students will use a T-Graph and a Venn Diagram to compare what they notice in art from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. They will note...
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Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions: Make Your Own Plastic

For Students 5th - 12th
When you hear Leonardo da Vinci mentioned, chances are that you think of the Mona Lisa, or flying machines—but what about plastic? Learners blend heavy cream and vinegar over heat to replicate da Vinci's early organic plastic recipe.
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Achievements of Leonardo Da Vinci

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A short clip discusses Leonardo da Vinci's art, inventions, architecture, and amazing mind. Many of his inventions and ideas have actually been built, such as tanks, man-powered flying machines, and a parachute.
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Early Renaissance :Italy 1400-1450

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Who were the great artists of the Early Renaissance period? Learn about Brunelleschi, Ghilberti, Donatello, Micheloz, Alberti, Albertizo, Botticelli, and Mantegna. The great works of each artist are shown along with a description of...
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Letter from Leonardo da Vinci to Sforza

For Students 9th - 12th
Expose your class to words directly from Leonardo da Vinci with this primary source document. Learners analyze the document, a letter from Leonardo da Vinci to Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, and respond to 3 short answer questions....
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Invention Convention

For Teachers 5th
Invent a new machine for the 21st century and make a model of the invention in this cross-curricular lesson about Leonardo da Vinci. Young inventors will use various art supplies to create their models. The lesson includes resource links...
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Leonardo da Vinci: Creative Genius

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers discuss how Leonardo Da Vinci reflected the spirit of the Renaissance. They examine his achivements and explain the significance of his notebooks. They write essays on what constitutes a "rRenaissance man."
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World History Test, Unit 3

For Students 7th - 10th
It's test day! Keep your historians from groaning by using a straightforward format like this world history unit exam. Students answer 30 multiple choice questions and 1 essay prompt about the Renaissance, the Black Death, and the...

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