Marco Polo and The Silk Road
- Races: The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. Since the Silk Road was once opened again, trade expanted even more and Marco Polo and his family traveled the Silk Road and became friends with the Mongolian emperor. "Part of the journey was along the old Silk Road... when Polo arrived in China they met the Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan"(holt 299).
Italian trade cities
The Medici Family
Rediscovering the Past (Greek and Rome)
Greek and Roman classical ideas help shape the development of the Renaissance. There ideas inspired the Renaissance with art, and literature. "Renaissance artists and architects were still around. Roman ruins could still be found throughout Italy. Fine classical statues were still on display. Throughout the Renaissance, artists studies these ancient statues and tried to make their work look similar to them."(document 3)
Leonardo Da Vinci
The Article that I choose was about Leonardo da Vinci, greatest art works and also a biography. Why I choose this Article was because it explains his art work. But it also has a little bit of his story of life
The video will focus on the art and impact the Michelangelo made during the renaissance
Paper and Printing (Johann Gutenberg)
Literacy had a big impact. It had a big impact because more people were able to read.
William Shakespeare's writing reflected the idea of humanism, because he brought people together. Williams plays were in English, so even the riches and the poorest people would come together. And since humanism was for all people, it brought them together." The following passage reflected the Renaissance idea that each human being is important.(holt 317). Shakespeare's writing brought so many people because 1, his plays were in English, and 2, they were funny, dramatic, sad, and heart racing." Late 1500's and early 1600's packed the theater to see him. Ever since people have enjoyed the beauty of Shakespeare's language and his understanding of humanity(Holt 317). So the people would love to see his plays, and William brought everyone together.
"My bounty is as boundless as the sea, ... (Romeo and Juliet)