The Renaissance By: Moncerat Chavez

Marco Polo And The Silk Road

The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. It helped it because when Marco Polo and his family started to travel to China his main route was the Silk Road. Evidence to support my answer was that in the textbook it states, " Among these traders were a remarkable man from Venice named Marco Polo and his family"(Holt 298). This supports my answer because when Marco Polo traveled through the Silk Road they made many remarkable trades. To sum up, there were many amazing things in the Silk Road that made it reopen.

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

Italian Trade Cities-Florence

The Medici Family

This is how the Medici Family contributed many things to the Renaissance

Rediscovering the Past Greek and Rome

The Greek and Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the Renaissance because when the humanists discovered new things they wanted people to know that they could make their own decisions. Evidence to support this is in the text of document 1 and it states, "Beginning in Italy, a philosophy called humanism developed. Humanist believed in the worth and potential of all individuals"( Document 1 ). This supports my statement because this states why they wanted to contribute to Romans and Greek people because they were inspired by their art. In the end, the Renaissance had a very beautiful outcome with the art.

This is Roman Art.

This is Greek Art it looks very similar to the Roman Art.

This art is specifically from the Renaissance.

Leonardo Da Vinci

The articles that I chose would cover mostly about Da Vinci's inventions and art. These will cover his inventions and art. I chose these articles because it pretty much sums up everything.

This shows Leonardo Da Vinci's Art and Inventions.


This video will focus on Michelangelo's life and art.

Paper and Printing~ Johann Gutenberg

The man in the middle is a representation of Johann Gutenberg. Other pictures show the movable type.

The printing press had a very great impact on literacy because when the clergies had to make remake a book and instead of copying word for word they would stamp the letters to the paper. Once people started reading more they wanted to make the books and bibles in a vernacular language so everybody could understand it.

Renaissance Writing- William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare's writing reflected on the ideas of humanism because a lot of his plays reflected on how everyone was important to the world. Evidence to support this statement is that in the textbook it states, " The following passage reflects the Renaissance idea that each human being is important,"( Holt 317). Another reason that Shakespeare attracted people is that he wanted people in his plays to relate to the people. In the text it states that,"Shakespeare compares people to the actors in a play who should be watched with great interest" (Holt 317). This supports my statement because William Shakespeare wanted people to relate with his poems and plays.

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” William Shakespeare- Julius Caesar

This is Shakespeare's Play Macbeth
This is Romeo and Juliet
This last photo shows a scene from Julius Caesar

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