The Renaissance By Fabiola Alcantara

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

  • Races: The reopening of the silk road helped spark the Renaissance. The renaissance was sparked because Marco Polo traveled to china. Many people did not believe him so they demanded for goods from china. Because of this trade people were able to discover new iteams from different places. "As their curiosity grew, people began to demand goods from Asia"(Holt page #300). This is why the renaissance sparked.

Italian Trade Cities (Florence)

These are some pictures of the Medici family churches.

Rediscovering the Past (Greek and Roman)

Greek and Roman Classical ideas helped to shape the development of the Renaissance. The Greek and Roman classical ideas helped to shape the Renaissance because of the art. Much of the art during the Renaissance was inspired by classical art. For example in Classical art it says "figures were lifelike but often idolized, or more perfect than in real life" (source 2). "Figures were shown in action" (source 2). This shows that classical art did help to shape the Renaissance.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci learned to paint during the Renaissance, whitch meant that he learned to paint new techniques. For example he learned how to paint nature, depth, and life like people. da Vinci was Great at observing and kept a book ( that he drew in) filled with things that he saw. This led recent scientis to believe that he was one of the few people to understand how this world works.


This video is about Michealangelo and his accomplishments during his lifetime.

Paper And Printing (John Gutenburg)

Left: this is a printing press//center: the result when the page is done//Right: the stamps that were used to type

This way of typing infringed literature because books were able to be changed into different languages. This allowed other people to read books and learn to read.

Renaissance Writing (William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare's writing reflected the ideas of humanism. Shakespeare's writing reflected on the ideas of humanism because his plays showed his understanding in humanity. "Ever since, 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". Shakespeare's writting attracted a wide audience because his plays were in a common language that everyone was able to understand. "Readers oiround the world co side red William Shakespeare the greatest writer in the English language". That's is why Shakespeare's writing reflected humanism and why many people liked to see his plays. Page 316

"Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it" Shakespeare Romeo And Juliet

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