The Renaissance By: Natalie Augustine
Marco Polo and the Silk Road
The Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. The reopening of the Silk Road helped the renaissance because it brought back trade and also made people wonder about new things. "Polo's description made many Europeans curious about Asia" (Holt 300). As this evidence shows that many people were curious and demanded new goods. To sum it up, Marco Polo made people demand for new goods to advantage themselves.
ItaLian tRade CIties (florence)
Leonardo da vinci
Leonardo's art was really a way for more people to get educated. It taught people how to encourage themselves to read and write. Now most of his work is in the museum.
It will focus on how Michelangelo made a impact on society.
PapEr and printing (johhan guTenberg)
The affect it had on literacy was more people began to become educated to reading. The movable type let printing become easier and faster so it lowered the price and more people became able to read.
Renaissance writing (wiLLiam shakespeare)
Shakespeare's writing attracted many common people. It attracted people to learn to read and write. They thought his language was interesting because most people wrote in Latin and he wrote in English."Ever since people have enjoyed the beauty of Shakespeare's language and his understanding of humanity"(Holt 317). Many people thought it was interesting and different that he was writing in vernacular. William Shakespeare writing reflected the ideas of humanism. He taught that every human is important."The following passage reflects the Renaissance idea that each human being is important". He made something that everyone could share everyone could have a part of and be in on. To conclude, he made everyone very interested in his work.