The Renaissance Created by: Ariel Estrada

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. It helped spark the Renaissance because when Marco Polo returned to Venice and told stories of his journey. As a result, people didn't believe him and became curious. I know this because in the textbook it states “At the time, many people didn't believe Polo’s stories. Some people thought he had never set foot in China! Over the years his reputation grew, however. Polo’s description made many Europeans curious about Asia.”(Holt 300). This proves that Europeans became curious of Marco Polo’s journey. To sum it all up the reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance.

Left: A picture of Marco Polo and some facts about him. Middle: A map of Marco Polos travels. Right: A picture of a trading city.

Italian Trade Cities (Florence)

Medici Family

Both pictures represent the banking of the Medici family.

Rediscovering the Past (Greek and Roman)

Greek and Roman helped shape classical art. They helped by having different kinds of art and each of them having different qualities. I know this because in the text it states "The classical arts of Greece and Rome created sculptures, pottery, murals, and mosaics."(Classical vs. Medival Art 1). This helps proves that classical art was different from the other aptypes of art. To sum it all up, Greece and Rome helped shape classical art.

Greek Classical Art

RomeClassical Art

CLassical Art

Leonardo de Vinci

Leonardo de Vinci was one of many things he was know as a Renaissance man. He was most know for being an artist. Two of his famous painting that is know around the world is Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.

The Last Supper

Mona Lisa


This video is about Michelangelo and his paintings


Paper and Printing (Johann Gutenberg)

Top Left: There are people coping the books by writing it word for word. Top Right: Picture of the stamps they used. Bottom Left: Someone using the process type to copy a book. Bottom Right: People using the movable type to copy books

These types were used to make copies of books. The easiest type was the movable type because all they had to do was arrange stamps and stamp a couple of papers. The harder way was the process type because they had to hand write the book word for word, picture for picture exactly the same as the original copy.

Renaissance Writing (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare's writing reflected on the ideas of humanism. His writing refecled on the ideas of the humanism because Shakespeare thought each human being is important. In the text it states "The following passage reflects the Renaissance idea that each human being is important," (Holt 317). This evidence proves my answer to the question because this is from the text. Shakespeare's writing attracted such a wide audience because his plays were in English so everyone understood them. In the text it states "Readers around the world consider William Shakespeare the greatest writer in the English language," (Holt 316). This proves that he was an English writer so his plays were in English. To sum it all, Wiliam Shakespeare was know as one of the greatest playwrites to live.

Top left: William Shakespeare's play "As You Like It".Top right.: A picture of a scnene from "Hamlet". Bottom: A picture of Shakespeare's we'll know play "Romeo & Juliet".

“Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes; Being vex’d a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears.” –Romeo (Romeo & Juliet Act I, Scene 1)

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