The Renaissance By: Ariana Gutierrez

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance by making the roads safe again, because then Marco Polo was able to travel and he brought new ideas to his country, then, the renaissance was created, also trade was able to increase and people demanded more trades from different countries. “Among these traders was a man named Marco Polo and his family”(Holt 299). This explains the part when Marco Polo visits the Silk Road during his travels. To top it all off, Marco Polo would have never created the Renaissance if the Silk Road was never reopened.

Italian Trade Cities-Florence

Medici Family

In the top left corner there is a picture of some art in Florence. In the bottom left corner, there is lots of examples of architecture. In the top right corner there is a picture of kids at their school. Finall, in the bottom right corners there is a picture of people at the bank with their coins

Rediscovering the past-Greek and Roman

Greek and Roman helped shape the development of the Renaissance by using the old ideas. The renaissance art was based of a lot of the old art. Such as humanism, nature, religion, etc. "the importance of ordinary people" (classical art 1) This shows an example of how classical art was based of humans." Nature and humans"(Renaissance art 1) this shows how Renaissance art also talked about humans. All in all the the Renaissance art and classical art was related in a way that they were based off each other.

This is Roman art

This is also Roman art

This is an example of Greek art

This is another example of Greek art

this is Greek art

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo was always drawing and experimenting. He recorded all of his ideas on a sheet of paper. He studied many poses and gestures, and also drew what he saw around him all while drawing and writing with his left hand. Leonardo made many things such as the Mona Lisa and "The Last Supper"


This has pictures of "The Perfect Human" 'The Last Supper" "Mona Lisa" and "Virgin and child"


This video will cover Michelangelos history, as well as many things he did as an artist, sculptor, and architect.

Paper and Printing-Joahnn Gutenburg

Three of these photos are pictures of what the printing press looked like and how people used it. The right bottom corner picture, shows all different kinds of stamps that they used to use for the printing press

This impacted literacy by making it easier to make books. Since it was easier to make books, people were able to get them easier and more people were able to read books.

Renaissance Writing-William Shakespeare

Williams Shakespeare's writing reflects on humanism because William also thought that humans were important and that they all had a purpose. "All the worlds a stage, they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts begin seven ages" (Holt 317). This is a quote from the text that shows how William Shakespeare thought that each and every human was important. Shakespears writing attracted such a wide audience because wether you were poor or rich, you could watch his plays. Also, his plays were in a language that everyone understands, English. "Ever since, people have enjoyed the beauty of Shakespears language"(Holt 317). This shows how many people loved William Shakespeare. All in all, William Shakespeare was loved my many, and his writing reflected on humanism because he too, thought that humans were important.

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

This quote is from Shakespeare's famous play: Hamlet

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