Picture the Renaissance is an activity-based resource book. It is a valuable tool for middle and secondary school teachers interested in creating social studies and language arts units. It can be used year after year; its reproducible pages can be duplicated as needed, and its solid binding and heavy paper make it a long-lasting addition to every teacher’s library.
Picture the Renaissance is easy-to-use. It is a clearly-organized resource book that highlights period artists, architects, writers, craft workers, philosophers, scholars and public officials. The city of Florence, birth place of the Renaissance, and Rome, its enlightened counterpart, are focal points.
Picture the Renaissance is self-explanatory. Historical facts and examples are provided for discussion and research on matters of importance and interest in social studies, history, literature, music and art. Selected stories, literature and primary sources document the major movements and thinking of the period and serve as inspiration for creative language exercises. Major architectural designs and innovations are presented. Paintings and sculptures are displayed with suggestions for art activities. Scientific discoveries are highlighted.
Picture the Renaissance is self-contained. Teachers need no additional material to complete a successful and exciting unit on the period.
Twelve Fascinating Chapters
Dozens of Reproducible Activities
- The Renaissance: Historical Overview
- Architecture and Architects
- Exploration and Explorers
- Inventions and Inventors
- Literature and Authors
- Music and Musicians
- Painting and Painters
- Sculpture and Sculptors
- Science and Scientists
- Reformation and Counter Reformation
- Renaissance Lifestyles
- A Renaissance Festival
- Architectural Plans
- Art Activities
- Costume Designs
Picture the Renaissance —
98 Pages overall including illustrations, photos, designs, games, music and reproducible masters