The renaissance Jocelyn solar
Marco Polo and the Silk Road
The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the renaissance by letting traders travel through Asia. The Silk Road became safe for travelers one of these travelers where Marco Polo and his family. "Among these traders were a remarkable man from Venice named Marco Polo and his family...Part of the journey was along the Silk Road" (Hult,299). This explains that Marco Polo and his family used the Silk Road to trade. Since the reopening of the Silk Road china demanded more products and trade increased.
Italian Trade Cities-Florence
Leonardo de Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was self-educated, he filled doezens of secret notebooks with inventions, observations, and theories about aeronautics to anatomy. Leonardo is known as the "renaissance man". He is best known for his 2 famous paintings the Mona Lisa and The last supper.
In this video they talk about his paintings and his sculptures that he made. They also talk about how famous he became.
Paper and printing
William Shakespeare's reflected on ideas of humanism. They reflected because he wrote more than 30 comedies, tragedies, and histories. It said "...Shakespeare is most famous for his plays. Shakespeare's wrote more then 30 comedies, tragedies, and histories"(317). This shows he wrote plays about his writings and many people came to his shows.