The Renaissance By: EVELYN Moua

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.

A map of Marco Polo's travel, and two photos of Marco Polo

Italian Trade Cities—Florence

The Medici Family—

Top right: A photo of the Medici family. Top middle:

Rediscovering the Past (Greek & Rome)—

The Greek and Roman classic ideas help shape the development of the Renaissance by a rediscovery of old writings that they thought were lost forever. In the text it states, " Many of the works they brought to Italy were ancient classical writing, such as work by Greek thinkers" (Holt 305). This explains why the people of the Renaissance chose to relearn Greek and Roman for a renewal in society. The work of the ancient writings helped the Renaissance renew their lifestyle.

Greek & Roman Classical Ideas—

Some classical ideas that the Renaissance reused from Greek and Roman studies were language, grammar, poetry, history, and speaking.

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.

Left: First sketches of the Virgin adoring the Christ Child. Right: Design for A Stage Setting


The video is focused on Michelangelo's life and how his worked influenced others. The video shows mostly his architecture and art.

Left: Interpretation of John Gutenberg. Middle: People using the moveable type. Right: People print using the moveable type.

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—

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.

Left: William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Right: William Shakespeare's Macbeth
Don't waste your love on someone who doesn't value it. -Romeo & Juliet

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