Marco Polo and the Silk Road—
R.A.C.E.S: The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance by finding new trade items, like coal, and get Chinese goods. I got my evidence from the book which states “As their curiosity grew, people began to demand goods from Asia”. This evidence shows that because of the Silk Road and Marco Polo people wanted to trade and get goods from Asia. In conclusion because of Marco Polo’s journey and the reopening of the Silk Road, people have found more goods to trade with.
Italian Trade Cities—Florence
The Medici Family—
Leonardo da Vinci—
The article I chose shows and explains Leonardo da Vinci's amazing artwork. The article shows a description of one of his works and how it was made (oil paint, watercolor, etc.). It also shows his life story and how he became who he was.
The video is focused on Michelangelo's life and how his worked influenced others. The video shows mostly his architecture and art.
The impact this had on literacy was that instead of taking forever to print one book by hand they could now print multiple books by machinery.
William Shakespeare reflected ideas of humanism by creating the average English language and wrote meaningful plays. He created various words for English language and he wrote plays for adults, children, the poor, the rich, and mostly everyone. "Ever since, people have enjoyed the beauty of Shakespeare's language and understanding of humanism" (Holt 317). William Shakespeare is known to be one of the worlds greatest playwrights ever.