History 8-2, Assignment Six, Beginnings of the Renaissance

Assignment Five
Beginnings of the Renaissance

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During the 1400s, art, science, and exploration began to change and grow. We are going to explore why.Madonna of the Meadow



Students will identify and describe the significant impacts of their assigned scientist or artist.

Essential questions

How did the Renaissance affect our world?

Special instructions

You are going to create a presentation about one of the great scientists or artists of the Renaissance. Your presentation needs to answers to the following questions.

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  1. Create a simple biography of your person.
  2. For what was your person best known during their lifetime? Why?
  3. Where did they live and work and study?
  4. What made them famous?
  5. Why do we study them and know about them now?
  6. Show some examples of their work.
  7. For what are they best remembered today?

DaVinci Group

  • Ellie
  • Logan
  • Shelby

Michelangelo Group

  • Tyleigh
  • Kolby
  • Buddy

Donatello Group

  • Joe
  • Ikaika
  • Jaxon

Galileo Group

  • Robert
  • Jacob
  • Jared

Jan van Eyck Group

  • Elexis
  • Kollin
  • Ethan

You need to assemble your answer into a Google slide show of about 8 to 10 slides. Your presentation should be limited to about 10 minutes.


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Jan Van Eyck

One, Two, Three

Da Vinci
One, Two, Three

One, Two, Three

One, Two, Three

One, Two, Three

Sound files