Marco Polo and the Silk Road
RACES: The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. When Marco Polo was traveling on the Silk Road to China Marco Polo discovered a black stone called coal. Marco Polo's discovery made Europeans more curious about goods in Asia. Trade in Asia and Europe also increased. In the text it states, "Polo’s description made many Europeans curious about Asia. As their curiosity grew, people began to demand goods from Asia.” (Holt 300). This proves that Marco Polo’s discovery made Europeans curious about Asia. In conclusion, the reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance.
Italian Trade Cities (Florence)
Leonardo da Vinci
This article is about Leonardo's famous inventions. Some of the inventions included are scuba gear and parachutes. The most famous invention made by Leonardo da Vinci is the flying machine. This is what the article is about.
This video will focus on Michelangelo's sculptures and buildings he designed throughout his life.
Paper and Printing (Johann Gutenberg)
The movable type impacted literacy because Johann Gutenberg's Bible printing wanted everyone else to read. This made people want more education.
Renaissance Writing:William Shakespeare
RACES: William Shakespeare's writing relflects the ideas of humanism because William's writing reflects that every human being is important. In the text it states, "people have enjoyed the beauty of Shakespeare's language and his understanding of humanity" and "the following passage reflects the Renaissance idea that each human being is important" (Holt 317). This proves that Shakespeare's writing is about the ideas of humanism. Shakespeare's writing attracted a wide arrangement of people. In the text it states, "Shakespeare compares people to the actors in a play who should be watched with great interest" (Holt 317). This proves that Shakespeare's writing attracted many people. In conclusion, Shakespeare's writing reflects the ideas of humanism and is viewed by a wide arrangement of people.
'Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.’ -William Shakespeare (Twelfth Night Act 2, Scene 5)