The Renaissance By:Florence Molano

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

Races: The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. It helped by bringing new items from Asia that people were interested in."As their curiosity grew people began to demand goods from Asia"(Holt Page 300). The text it shows that people's interest grew with the book in which Marco Polo shared what he saw in China. In conclusion the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance.

Marco Polo

Italian Trade Cities (Florence)

This video shows the 4 of the major Trade Cities:

Medici Family

Architecture and Art that are still in Florence Italy that the Medici Family gave

Rediscovering the past(Greek and Roman)

Races: Greek and Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the Renaissance by the people redisovering many ancient writings on what to do."Many of these works were Greek and Roman classical writings. Since Europeans through these writing have been lost forever, they were excited by their return and began to look for ancient text in Latin. As Italian scholars read the text, they rediscovered the glories of Greece and Rome. They longed for a renewal of classic culture" (Document 3). This information showed that when they got their Latin text returned they were very excited to have gotten them returned. With that important they renewal the classic culture. In conclusion this is how the Greek and Roman classic ideas helped shape the development of the Renaissance.

Leonard da Vinci

Leonard da Vinci or which every one else called " the Greatesr Genius of all" was a sculptor⚒, architect,inventor, artist 🎨,and also engineer. Leonard had a sketch book on plants and animals and also machines. He studied the human body also known as anatomy (structure of the human body). He dissected corpses(human body's) to see how the bones, vessels, and muscles💪 work. And he drew all of his work that he found in a note book that is still used today as for the spine picture that he drew is still used today for research.


Paper and Printing (Johann Gutenburg)

Then and Now they modified the printing press to this big machine
This is how a movable type printing press looks like it is smaller then what we have today in modern times

Renaissance Writing (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare's writing reflects the idea of humanism. It reflected humanism because in his writing it stated the renaissance idea that each human being is important. "Humanist believed that worth and potential of all individuals"( Document 1). "The following passage reflects the Renaissance idea that each human being is important"( Holt 317). With this information it shows that Shakespeare's work reflects that every human being is important. Shakespeare's writing attracted many people to his plays because. In all of Shakespeare's plays it was in English not Latin so every one could understand. Even if people were poor or rich the people could still see his wonderful plays. "Ever since, people have enjoyed the beauty of Shakespeare's language and his understanding of humanity" ( Holt 317). In conclusion William Shakespeare's attracted a wide audience for his plays and they reflected humanism.

O Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a capulet. - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

To be, or not to be that is the question - William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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