The Renaissance By: Jasmin gonzalez

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

RACES: The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. Once the Roman Empire fell and was no longer protected, the people stoped trading . When the Roman Empire and the Han dynasty fell soldiers no longer protected travelers due to that the Silk Road stopped the trading(Holt 299). Soon after mongols took over China and made trade safer while one of these traders were Marco Polo. After Marco polos trip to china he got the opportunity to bring back goods like paper money, coins, and new fuel options.

Italian Trade Cities ( Florence)


Medici family

The Medici family had many famous artworks this is just one of them and as you can see it has people sourounding the lady holding the baby
This is how the Medici family had banking or would control the banking
This is a piece of the medidi
This is the Florence education

Rediscovering the Past (Greek and Roman)

Greek Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the renaissance because Roman would inspire them by art, literature and more. Roman would create art that they would later take ideas from. Greek Roman helped them create ideas or they would just take ideas from the romans. The romans were ones whose indired them.

This is something they built

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci became an apprintence at age 15. He was known for dramatic and expression artwork.Leonardo's first big breaks was to paint an angel in Verrochio's "Baptism of Christ," and Leonardo was so much better than his master's that Verrochio allegedly resolved never to paint again.

These are some of Leonard's da Vinci famous art work


This will focus on everything including his life when he was born it's like a timeline

Paper and printing

Paper and printing allowed for books to become more cheaper as well as more available. It allowed other than the clergy to learn how to begin to read. The Bible was printed in vernacular.

Renaissance Writting

Williams Shakespeare reflected the ideas of humanism because he always pointed out that people were important. " The following passage reflects the renaissance idea that each human being is worth something " (Holt pg 317). He basically gave out the message that every human being is important. Shakespeare's writting attracted a wide audience because everyone loved the beauty of his plays, he made his plays in vernacular so any one could could understand it. " Every since people have enjoyed the beauty of Shakespeare's language and understanding of humanity" ( holt317). When people saw his plays they enjoyed the beauty of it . In conclusion, Shakespeare had an effect on people with his plays and what they hid inside of them.

“O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright.”- William Shakespeare


Created with images by pedrosimoes7 - "O Tejo (1967) - Carlos Botelho (1899 - 1982)" • uroburos - "picture painting picture gallery"

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