The Renaissance By Jennifer Jimenez

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. Trade increased when both the Roman Emperor and the Hans dynasty fell and the Mongols took over. "People could buy more of the things they wanted. Trade increased, and new products appeared in the markets" (Holt 298). This is explaining that because the Silk Road reopened trade increased between Asia and Europe. In conclusion, this is why the Silk Road reopening sparked the Renaissance.

Italian Trade Cities - Florence

Medici Family

In this picture there are some of Florence's paintings, or artwork.
This was one of Florences greatest architect. It was the grand church.
This picture is showing on of Florence's schools.
In this painting, it is showing people at the bank, counting money.

Rediscovering the Past - Greek and Roman

Greek and Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the Renaissance. Classical ideas helped shape the development of the Renaissance because they would try to make their work like theirs. "Throughout the Renaissance, artists studies these ancient statues and tried to make their work look similar to them" (Document 3). This shows that artists tried to make their work similar throughout the Renaissance. In conclusion, Greek and Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the Renaissance.

Roman and Greek Art

Roman Art - Statues

Leonardo da Vinci

In this article it talks about Leonardo Da Vinci's art. Da Vinci's was a lot of things but he was mostly known for his art. He created lots of art pieces.

These are some of the art pieces that Da Vinci created.


In this video it talks about Michelangelo's life as an artist. He created many different types of art pieces.

Paper and Printing - Johann Gutenberg

In the printing press people had to put ink on the letters and pull the lever to print the letters. The letters were really smal.

The printing press had a great impact on literacy. People could now read the Bible because more were printed. Because of the printing press, more people wanted an education and they could now learn how to read.

Renaissance Writing - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare's writings reflected the ideas of humanism. They reflected humanism because he wrote that each human is important. In the text it states, "The following passage reflects the Renaissance idea that each human being is important. Shakespeare compares people to the actors in a play who should be watched with great interest" (Holt 317). These pieces of evidence are stating that Shakespeare showed the importance of people in his writings. Shakespeare's Writing attracted a wide audience because he showed the importance of people. In the text it states, "Ever since, people have enjoyed the beauty of Shakespeare's language and his understanding of humanity" (Holt 317). This is stating that people liked how he wrote about every human having a value. In conclusion, people like Shakespeare's writings because it reflected to humanism.

“Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it.” -William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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