The Renaissance By: Mia Janzen

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

RACES: The reopening of the Silk Road. The Silk Road was mainly used for trading. Especially after the Mongols took over China. "Then in the 1200's, the Mongols took over China"(Holt 299). Marco Polo went to India and Southern Asia and spent 20 years. In conclusion it think the Silk Road sparked the renaissance because the Mongols opened the Silk Road again.

Italian Trade Cities (Florence)

The Medici Family

The Medici Family artwork (top left) , The Medici Family Architecture (top right), The Medici Family Banking (bottom)

Rediscovering the Past (Greek&Roman)

Greek and Roman ideas helped shape the Renaissance existence by both their writings and their works of art. "Greek and Roman artists created pottery, sculptures, mosaics, and murals"(Document 2). Greece and Rome had different styles of art. So they had very a lot of different art pieces. In conclusion if the Greeks and Romans didn't have similar ajrt the Renaissance might not have been the same.

Leonardo da Vinci


Paper and Printing (Johann Gutenberg)

For the big picture it shows the Smurfs' using a printing press. For picture 2 it shows a picture of a printing press. For the 3rd picture it shows someone using the printing press.

Rennisance Writing (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare attracted a wide audience. His audience was big because he always payed attention of the importance of each human. "The following passage reflects the Renaissance idea that each human being is important"(Holt 317). I think that Shakespeare's plays were so famous because he wanted to include everybody. Shakespeare influenced the value and potential of people. Humanism is the value and potential of people and in Shakespere's plays he influences it. "Shakespear compares people to the actors in a play who should be watched with great interest" (Holt 317). I think this means that people should be noticed. In conclusion I think that William Shakespeare was so popular because he wanted to include everyone and recognize them.

"To be or not to be, that is the question" William Shakespeare

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