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Marco Polo and the Silk Road

Races: The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. The Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance and made roads safer, made more travelers come to Europe. "They made the roads safer for travelers and traders" (Holt 299). In this quote it proves the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance.

Italian Trade Cities

Medici Family

Top left: A picture of Medici architecture. Top middle: A picture of the Medici's banking. Top left: The Medici education. Bottom left: Art work of Medici family. Bottom right: The Medici's

Rediscovering the Past

Races: Greek and Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the Renaissance. Italian scholar wanted to make the humanities happen again, like art, literature and banking. "Among the ideas that Italian scholars wanted to revive were the humanities" (Source 3). In conclusion they made humanities happen again.

Rediscovering the Past

Banking and literature was revived and came back.

Artwork and Architecture was also made again and buildings started growing again.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452. When young Leonardo was taught many things, but most commonly mechanic, art, sculpting, or painting. When Leonardo painted the Monalisa, his most famous drawing, he was living in Florence. Sadly nobody noticed Leonardo as a mechanic but only as a artist. On May 2, 1519, Leonardo Da Vinci passed away always remembered by his artwork.

Bottom: Leonardo Da Vinci, Top Right: "The Last Supper" by Leonardo Da Vinci, Top Left: "The Monalisa" by Leonardo Da Vinci


Michelangelo and his road to become a successful sculpture and artist.

Paper and Printing

Top Left: Peasants examining printing paper Bottom Left: Peasants working on the printer Right Picture: A printer from the 700s

Paper making started in China in the late 700s and factories started printing paper. When paper was invented, people could start writing and making literature better. Literature was translated from language to another. These writings helped people with literature and understanding.

Renaissance Writing

Races: William Shakespeare's writing reflected the ideas of humanism. William put real life situations in his works. In the text it says "Shakespeare wrote more than 30 comedies, tragedies, and histories" (Holt 317). This evidence helps me how Shakespeare affected the ideas of humanism. A lot of people like Shakespeare's plays. Many people liked it because of the language on what he uses. In the text it states "Ever since, people have enjoyed the beauty of Shakespeare's language" (Holt 317). This supports my claim because that means everyone enjoyed his play. In conclusion many people liked Shakespeare's writing and plays.

A fool thinks to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool - William Shakespeare

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