The Renaissance By: Emma Grunwald
Marco Polo and the Silk Road
Races: The safe reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. Trade increased between Europe and Asia when the Mongols took over. Marco Polo, a merchant from Venice, discovered coal and paper money due to the reopening the road. Later, he wrote a book that spread curiosity throughout Europe.
Italian Trade Cities-Florence
The Medici Family
The Medici Family was rich so they paid artists to paint the buildings in Florence because they wanted their home to be beautiful.
Rediscovering the Past
Greek and Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the Renaissance by the architecture, literature, and art. Scholars found ancient texts written about the classical ideas and were excited. The texts had all the Greek and Roman ideas. The renaissance was shaped by the classical ideas.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci was a man of quality and talent. He was an artist, architect, invented, scientist, and anatomy. He had a really long name. Da Vinci created the parachute and other stuff that was actually made until later.
This video is about Michealangelo's life and art.