Marco Polo and the Silk Road
RACES: The reopening of the Silk Road helped out because when it reopened it helped increase trade between Europe and China. I found this out because in the text it said “ Over the years his renaissance grew, however.” And, “ the Polo’s returned to Venice”,” many people didn't believe Polo’s stories”( Holt ). This helped me because when people actually started to believe him then that's when people started to believe him. So I think that's when people wanted to go see it for themselves, and went to go see if it was actually true. That is how I think that the renaissance grew to go onto the Silk Road.
Italian Trade Cities
Rediscovering the Past (Greek and Roman)
RACES: Greek and Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the renaissance because it caused the renaissance to want to go and see what they have made and go to Greece and Rome to see these things. It says that,"This love of art and education was a key feature of a time we call the Renaissance" ( Holt 303 ). I choose this because it explains what or why they found all the things they made amazing and they wanted to see a lot of that stuff. Therefor a lot of the things the Greeks and Roman made were really cool and amazing for it being made back then.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci grew up with 17 other half siblings and his parents were not married. He was the only child from the two of them. He grew up loving nature since his uncle dud and he was always around him.
Paper and Printing
Renaissance Writing (William Shakespeare)
William Shakespeare's writing reflected the ideas of humanism. He understood humanity and knew that every human being is important. In the text it says," The following passage reflects the Renaissance idea that each human being is important"( Holt 317). This shows that he understood humanisma in everything he does. This attracted many people becuase it was in common language. In the text it says," London audiences of the late 1500's and early 1600's packed the theatre to see them"( Holt 317). This shows that everyone loved his plays books, and poems. Therefore, everyone enjoyed Shakespeare's writing because he understood people. A famous quote by Shakespeare is " A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool"