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December 3

posted Dec 3, 2012, 4:53 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Dec 3, 2012, 11:24 AM ]
The week ahead: This week we'll be wrapping up the Renaissance Unit with an in-class, open note multiple-choice test on Wednesday, and an in-class open note written assessment on Thursday. This is a different assessment format than we've used in the past so it's crucial that you have all required assignments completed and available on those days. All the assignments for the unit are listed in the HOMEWORK section of today's assignment page (below).
Learning Target ImageWhat will I be able to do when I've finished this lesson?   What idea, topic, or subject is important for me to learn and understand so that I can do this?   What will I do to show that I can do this? How well will I have to do this?
 I will be able to describe  similarities and differences between important features of the Renaissance as it existed in Italy and in the North.  

I need to identify important features in both areas of the Renaissance, then look for similarities and differences    
I will complete a three-column note-taking chart, with information about the Renaissance in Italy, in the north, and how they compared to each other
This is a formative assessment; I need to complete the chart to use later on my summative assessment for the unit which will be this Thursday.

Today we're going to finish collecting information comparing the two areas of Europe that experienced the Renaissance: Italy, and everywhere else (commonly called the Northern Renaissance). 
Open your copy of "Italian & Northern Renaissance Comparisons". (If you're doing this on paper, get out your own three-column note-taking sheet). 

1) We've already conducted a review of information from the textbook, pages 162 and 175. Make sure your notes from the textbook are clearly identified with citations in your notes.

2) We've also watched a couple videos: 
 Italian Renaissance Review (10:41)
Besozzi, David. "Italian Renaissance Review." Global History and Geography 9. Sept. 27, 2010. Web. Nov. 30, 2012.
 Northern Renaissance Review (11:35)
Besozzi, David. "Northern Renaissance Review." Global History and Geography 9. Sept. 24, 2010. Web. Nov. 30, 2012.
The full references are shown in the boxes above. Citations for information from these videos should appear in your notes as (Besozzi, "Italian") or (Besozzi, "Northern")

3) Next, we'll use turn to web sites that explore even more areas of comparison between the two areas:
The image below is a screenshot from a site that explores differences between the Northern and Italian Renaissance (<<Click HERE to visit the actual site).  You'll notice when you get there that there is information below the pictures that helps compare the two places and how their approach toward the new ideas of the Renaissance differed. Also, the links at the left (in the highlighted section next to the black arrow) contain a lot more information about how the two leading cities of the two regions approached the ideas of the time. Take some time to explore the site to add to the information you've collected already. 

screen shot

Finished collecting information from the website? Really? Fantastic. 
Then here's what else you need to have done. Either complete it in class, or finish as part of your 20 minutes of homework tonight:
  1. Organize the notes you've taken in your comparison chart. Look for similarities and differences between the two columns, and color code them. 
  2. Finish your Google Map -- when done you should have 8 locations identified and described on your map (Milan, Florence, Venice, Rome, Naples, Siena, Brugge & Nuremberg) Each should be properly labeled and should have a brief description of its importance to the Renaissance
  3. Collect more information about the Renaissance, especially differences and similarities between the Northern and Italian styles. Here are some suggested links for more information:

HOMEWORK: Spend 20 minutes adding to or organizing your notes for class tomorrow. As we wrap up this unit, you'll want to have your assignments and notes complete and well organized. Here's a list of assignments you'll want to have done by tomorrow (and, if you haven't finished them yet, working on them outside of class is a good idea)
  1. Italian & Northern Renaissance Comparisons (Nov 29-30)
  2. Latitude & Longitude Chart (Nov 28) * you only had to collect information for one city; you'll get the rest of the data tomorrow.
  3. Renaissance Narrative (Nov 26-27)
  4. Italian Renaissance Video (Nov 20-21)
  5. Renaissance Web Byte (Nov 16, Nov 19)
  6. Google Map (started Nov 15)
  7. Parts I-IV of Renaissance: People, Places, Things & Ideas (started Nov 15)