The Renaissance Marilena padilla

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

RACES: The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance because the Silk Road was provided with trade that had more goods and safer travel. In the text it said "As more goods became available, prices went down. People could buy more things and safer travel. In the text it said "As more goods became available, prices went down. People could buy more thing they wanted and not just needed . Trade increased, and new products appeared in the markets.Some goods came from India, China, and other lands in the east.

This is a picture of Marco Polos travels during the Silk Road

Italian Trade Cities

All of these trade cities are important because this is were different people with different cultures interact and they can also get lots of goods from Asia.

Florence was very popular because of its city of trade, but did you know that Florence sparked the Renaissance because that's were education and art was reborn.

The Medici Family

The picture on the left is a picture of books because the Medici family wanted to improve the people's education. The picture on the right is architecture the Medici family remodel Florence. And the the bottom picture is a picture of writing because the Medici family wanted their writing to improve also.

Rediscovering the Past

Greek and Roman classical ideas help shape the developement of the Renaissance because they were focused on art, literature, math, and public speaking, all of these subjects helped people flourish in their education. On document 1 it says that they were looking in to bulilding up their education by doing math, art,etc. In sorce 3 it said there were scholars for history, that tells me that some people are very intelligent, that people flourished as n education . Greek and Roman ideas helped shape the development of the Renaissance because math, art, literature, and public speaking were focused on therefore their eduction flourished. In documents 1 & 3 it stated that their education got stronger because of these subjects.

Greek and Roman art

Greek and Roman literature

Greek and Roman art

Greek and Roman religion/art

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a "Renaissance Man" which means he was a very intelligent man. He was a painter,enlightenment thinker, and inventor. His inventions were air crafts, hull ships, etc., although he had great inventions he wasn't notices by them just because he didn't write the way they all did. Throughout everything he was still a very great and smart man.

The top left is a picture of Leonardo da Vinci. The top right is a picture of some one of his inventions. The middle what he created to help under stand the body. The bottom left is another thing he created to help understand more for the body. And the last picture, the bottom right is a painting he painted.


Just like Leonardo da Vinci Michelangelo was know as a "Renaissance Man" because he was a painter, architect, sculptor, etc. Michelangelo was know for his great work in the Sistine chapel, the beautiful art work is painted all across the ceiling of the chapel. He also did a sculpture of Jesus and Mary which was an excellent piece, so very detail.

The top picture is a sculpture by Michelangelo. The middle left picture is a picture of paintings Michelangelo did in the Sistine chapel. The bottom left picture is a picture of the architecture Michelangelo did. And the last picture is a picture of Michelangelo.

Paper and Printing

The top picture has Johann Gutenberg in his movable type business. The two bottom picture are the movable type.

The impact on literacy

The impact movable type had on literacy is it spread fast so it was able to help people who can't read learn how to. Also it spread not just to Italy but in North Europe.

Renaissance Writing

William Shakespeare's writing reflected on ideas of humanism because is showed that every person is important no matter if your rich or poor. In the book it states "Ever since people have enjoyed the beauty of Shakespeare's language and his understanding of humanity ."(Holt 317) When it says "people have enjoyed" (Holt 317)it doesn't just said royals or peasants it says people which means everyone, it doesn't matter if you were rich or poor. It also says " The following passage reflects the Renaissance idea that each human being is important." At the end of the paragraph it says everyone is important. Willian Shakespeare's writings attract such a wide audience because it was interesting in the textbook it says "Shakespeare wrote more than 30 comedies, tragedies, and histories." This says to me that he didn't just write one thing he wrote a variety of writings.

These pictures is some of William Shakespeare's famous plays/writing, Romeo and Juliet and Hamelt.

“thus with a kiss I die”

― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


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