The Renaissance Ailton Palacios

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. It helped spark the Renaissance by trade increasing. Evidence from the article states that,”Trade between Asia and Europe increased” (Holt 300). This shows that Europe and Asia have a connection because they now trade even more than before. To sum up, when the Silk Road opened again trade grew even bigger than ever.

Italian Trade Cities

The Medicis

Top Left: This shows a picture of artwork from the Medici Family. Top Right: This shows how the schools looked like. Bottom Left: This shows what kind of architecture the Medici Family built. Bottom Right: This shows the Medici Family banking.

Rediscovering the Past

Greek and Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the Renaissance. Humanist started learning about other things than religion. They started learning art which later started the Renaissance. Classical ideas showed the importance of normal people which also started the Renaissance. For example,"The purpose of much of their art was to show the importance of ordinary people and civic leaders, as well as gods and goddesses"(Document 2). This shows how the Renaissance started and what they focused about art. In conclusion, the Renaissance was developed by Geek and Roman ideas.

This is an image of Medieval Art.

This is Classical Art.

Medieval Art was used for people who could not read.

Classical Art was mostly little clothes.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo's interest was art, inventing, and chronicler of science. He created many paintings. He also invented many things. Last, he studied science.

Top: This is an example of his idea for an invention. Left: This is another example of art. Right: This is the last example of science.


The video will be about the life of Michelangelo.

Paper and Printing

The one on the left is the movable type. The on the right is a picture of what they made it on.

The movable type was an impact on literacy. This was because people requested the Bible to be printed in other languages. After this people learned to read.

Renaissance Writing

William Shakespeare's writing reflected the ideas of humanism. It reflects the Renaissance idea that every human is important. In the text it states,"The following passage reflects the Renaissance idea that each human being is important"(Holt 317). This shows that all humans are important. Next, Shakespeare's writing attracted a big audience. In the article it says,"London audiences of the late 1500s and early 1600s packed the theater to see them"(Holt 317). This clearly shows that he was a great actor. In conclusion, Shakespeare's writing reflected humanism and his writing was so famous that the theaters were packed.

Left-Romeo and Juliet Right-Hamlet

(To be or not to be) is a famous line from William Shakespeare.

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