The Renaissance By isabella Zavala

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance, people were curious about Asia, then trade started. In the text it states that “They once again made the roads safer for travelers and traders,”(The Silk Road Reopens). This states how trade helped spark the Renaissance. In conclusion, the Renaissance started because of trade.

Italian Trade Cities

The Medici Family

Rediscovering the past

The Greek and Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the Renaissance because of the art and the finding of the writings. In the documents it states "This interest had been caused by the rediscovery of many ancient writings that European thought had been lost,"(Document 3). This proves how finding the ancient writings helped shape the development of the Renaissance. In conclusion, the Renaissance was shaped by art and ancient writings.

The Greek and Roman had manymany ideas for classical art.

For example in classical art they usually made their art life like.

Leonardo de vici

This Video Shows Some Of Leonardo Da Vinci's Artwork And His Inventions.


This Video Talks About Michelangelo's Architectural

Paper and printing(Johanh Gutenberg)

Renaissance Writing (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare's writing reflected the ideas of humanism because he put real life situations in his works. I know this because in the text it states " Shakespeare wrote more than 30 comedies, tragedies, and histories," ( Holt 317). This supports how he reflected the ideas of humanism. So many people also liked Shakespeare's play. They liked Shakespeare's plays because of the beauty of his language. I know this because in the text it states " Ever since, people have enjoyed the beauty of Shakespeare's language,"(Holt 317). This supports my answer on why people liked his work. In conclusion, Shakespeare's writings reflected humanism because he used real life situations.

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