The Renaissance By: Yesenia EspiNOsa

Marco Polo and The Silk Road

The reopening of the the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance because Marco Polo was among these traders and people didn't believe his stories. In the text the author states that “Among these traders were a remarkable man from Venice named Marco Polo and his family” ( Holt 299). This means that when the Silk Road reopened Marco Polo was among the traders. In the text it states that “ At the time, many people didn't believe Polo’s stories. Polo’s description made many Europeans curious about Asia” ( Holt 300). This shows that people didn't believe Marco’s Polo’s stories but then after a while people made Europeans curious about Asian. In conclusion, the reopening of the Silk Road helped the Renaissance because Marco Polo was among the traders and people didn't believe him but them they got curious about Asia.

The top photos are Marco Polo. The bottom photo is a map showing where Marco Polo traveled on the Silk Road.

Itatlian Trade Cities - Florence

Medici Family

Top left: You are looking at artwork the Medici Family did. Top Right: There're people at the bank and the workers are helping them out. In the Middle : You are looking at one architecture the Medici family made. The bottom picture is the education of the Medici family. It shows a teacher teaching other young ones.

Rediscovering the Past (Greek and Roman)

Greek and Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the Renaissance. Greek and Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the Renaissance because it inspired them to do there work the same way because it was new too them. In the text it states that " Throughout the Renaissance, artists studies these ancient statues and tried to make their work look similar to them" ( Document 3). This means that since the Renaissance many people started to do the same kind of work as the Greek and Roman because they never have seen that kind of work. In conclusion, the Greek and Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the Renaissance.

This is a Greek art literature that was made during the Renaissance.

This is another Greek art literature.

This is a Roman art literature.

This is another Roman art literature.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci was a painter, architect, inventor, and student of all things scientific. He still today is best known for his art. The last Supper and the Mona Lisa are his most famous painting , they were painted for a reason. You will read more about Leonard Da Vinci and his Early Life, career, his most two famous paintings, and about his training.

You are looking at the most famous paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci. The top one is called "The Last Supper". The bottom left is "Mona Lisa". The bottom right is the " Vitruvian Man".


This video focuses on Michelangelo and Michelangelo artwork.

Paper and Printing - Johann Gutenburg

Top left and middle: You are looking at John Gutenberg. Top right and bottom right: The things they used to type it's called the movable type. They used them letters and wrote the words back words. The big picture on the left: That is the thing they used to put the words on the paper to print.

Johann Gutenberg developed printing press that used movable type. The Bible was translated into common languages because before they only had the Bible in Latin. The Bible was available for more people to read, so they began to learn how to read.

Renaissanace Writting - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare's writting reflected the ideas of humanism because it reflects the Renaissance idea that each human being is important. In the text is states that " Ever since, people have enjoyed the beauty of standing of humanity" ( Holt 317). This means that people enjoyed beauty of standing humanity because Shakespeare's writting reflected ideas of humanism. Shakespeare's writting attracted such a wide audience because the people could understand what they were saying and the poor and rich could go and watch it. In the text it states " The works of Cervantes, Rabelais, and Shakespeare have been translated into dozens of languages" (Holt 317). This shows that all the work of Cervantes, Rabelais, and Shakespeare's has been translated in many languages for other people to understand. In the text is states that " London audiences of the late 1500s and early 1600s packed the theater to see them" ( Holt 317). This means that the whole theater was full of people to watch the play. In conclusion, Wiliam Shakespeare's writting attracted a wide audience and reflected the ideas of humanism.

" Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt the sun doth moves; Doubt truth to be a liar; but never doubt I Love." Shakespeare, Hamlet .

The top left is a play of The Hamlet by Shakespeare. The top middle is Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare. The top right is the play Macbeth by Shakespeare.

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