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November 30

posted Nov 29, 2012, 2:55 PM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Dec 2, 2012, 11:03 AM ]

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.

Today we're going to begin comparing the two areas of Europe that experienced the Renaissance: Italy, and everywhere else (commonly called the Northern Renaissance). 
To help you organize your notes, first open a read-only copy of "Italian & Northern Renaissance Comparisons" and make a copy for yourself. (If you'd rather do this on paper, create your own three-column note-taking sheet). 

1) We'll start with a review of information from the textbook, pages 162 and 175.

2) Then we'll watch 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.

3) Finally, we'll use a web site that explores even more areas of comparison:
The image below is a screenshot from a site that explores differences between the Northern and Italian Renaissance.  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. 

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HOMEWORK: Spend 20 minutes as you continue learning about the similarities and differences between the Italian and the Northern Renaissance, using your book, the videos and sites from today's lesson, or other sources. Come to class tomorrow with a complete comparison sheet to work with. 
Here are some suggested links for more information: