The Renaissance BY:lena mitchell

Marco Polo and the Silk Road


The reopening of the Silk Road help,spark the Renaissance by them being able to travel.Trade started between Europe and Asia after Marco Polo came back and told them about his findings.People became curious. "They stared to demand goods from Asia (Holt #300)."

Marco polo
The book of his travels
The map of Marco polos travel of where he had went

Italian trade Cities-Florence

Medici Family

This is a picture of the Medici family and what they got for the Florence the first picture in the left side is banking and the top picture on the right is the education and the bottom picture on the left is aructecture and the bottom right picture is the art.

Rediscovering the past (Greek and Roman)


Greek and Roman classical ideas shape the development of the Renissance.The Greek and Roman classical ideas focuses on the study of humanities/humanity.In the cities they had built statues that were based or feflect the human body.That is how the classical ideas shape the development of the renaissance fouCed on HUMANIST/huManity.

Greek architecture
Roman architecture
Greek sculptures
Roman sculptures
Greek art turn iPad side ways
Roman art

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo de Vinci completed six master pieces in 17 years. Also he had did the ceiling painting of the Sala delle Asse in Milan Castello Sforzesco in 1498. Also he had made the drawing of the last supper in the refectory of the monastery of Sta. Maria delle Grazie in 1495-97.

Artwork and the sculpture from the famous artist Leonardo Da Vinci.


This video focus on Michelangelo and who he was and about the tomb he was suppose to make for the pope in Rome After pope asked him to come back to paint the ceiling of the Sistine chapel and finished tomb and did sculptures of David.

Paper and printing (Johann Gutenberg)

The middle picture is how the blocks look. The top picture in the left is how the blocks are set up in the box. The top picture on the right is how they put the ink on the blocks. The bottom picture on the right is when they put the paper in the thing or press and then how they turn the stick and it kinda squishes the paper. The bottom picture on the left side is how the paper looks after it is squished in the press thing.

The paper press or paper and printing device by Johann Gutenberg impacted literacy because it made it faster to make a book.It also helps with people making books that are not in Latin.Also it helps people learn to read.

Renaissance writing (William Shakespeare's)

William Shakespeare's writeing reflect the ideas of humanism because it is about how every person is important and ."Ever since,people have enjoyed the beauty of Shakespeare's language and his understanding of humanity"(Holt,317).Shakespeare's writing attract such a wide audience because it was in vernacular and everyone can see it even if you were rich or even if you were poor."Shakespeare compares people to the actors in a play who should be watched with great interest"(holt, 317).Also " His plays are still hugely popular around the world" (holt,317).So all in all he was know for his poems and they were greatly admired by people and still popular.Also it involves humanity in a way.

"Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it..." William Shakespeare ( Romeo and Juliet).

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