October 31

posted Oct 31, 2011, 5:54 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Oct 31, 2011, 6:07 AM ]
Geography Standard 2.1 -- Understand the physical characteristics, cultural characteristics, and location of places, regions, and spatial patterns on the Earth's surface.
Key Question (for your next graded assessment)

How did geographic location and cultural features have an impact on the Renaissance?

Day # 41Date:  October 31, 2011Social Studies Standards  
Vocabulary Terms
Target QuestionHow did the Renaissance change as it moved outside of Italy?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will understand differences between renaissance ideas as they developed in different areas in Europe at the time. WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will work collaboratively to create a slide show of main ideas from the Renaissance.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

InstructionsFocus on the Ideas and Art of the Renaissance
On Friday, you and a few others worked on a slide show that dealt with some of the features of the Renaissance. Included in that was a brief look at the renaissance outside of Italy. Today, you'll be digging even deeper into that area with an online assignment. You may find it useful to work with a partner, and to discuss your findings as you go. You may wish to download a single template, then share it between you if you like. 
Here's how:

Go to Google Docs and create a new document from a template called Renaissance Comparison. 
Use the resources there to find out what the Italian and Renaissance had in common, and how they were different.

Your HOMEWORK is to review and/or complete any (or all) of the following assignments from this assessment cycle:
1) Today's assignment (above)
2) Friday's assignment (your slide show)
3) Wednesday's assignment (your personal dictionary)
4) Tuesday's assignment (the Renaissance web byte)
4) Any missing, incomplete, or late homework assignments for this assessment cycle, see below. 

From last Monday: READ the assigned pages in the textbook (162-167) AS YOU READ, find answers to the following questions. (Page numbers are shown to help you locate answers, but you are expected to READ all pages assigned.)
  1. What factors made Italy such a good location for the renaissance to begin? (162)
  2. How did the cities of Milan, Venice, and Florence become powerful centers of culture in Italy? (You may want to create a three-column table to answer this question) (164)
  3. Who was Machiavelli, and what did his book suggest political leaders should do? (165)
  4. What were the important qualities of an ideal noble during the Renaissance? (166)
  5. How was the typical family organized during the Renaissance? (167)
From last Thursday
Read pages 171-174; Answer the questions below as you read. 
  1.  How did the use of the vernacular help writers like Dante, Chaucer and de Pizan spread their ideas to a wider audience? (171-172)
  2. How did humanist ideas shape the opportunities available to both men and women in renaissance education? (173)
  3.  What changes did Italian Renaissance artists bring to painting? (173)

From last Friday
Read the end of the chapter (page 175) to learn how the Italian Renaissance spread out across Europe. 
1) What were some of the more significant differences between the Northern Renaissance and the Italian Renaissance?
2) What caused those differences?
3) What advances did Northern Renaissance artists bring to the movement?

TOMORROW we start working on your summative assessment; you'll want to have all your materials ready to go by then. Get caught up tonight. 

REMEMBER: To do your best on summative assessments, you'll need to use not only the information that we've discussed in class, but also include information from outside of classroom activities, either from information you already know, or from additional research you complete. Conduct your own research if necessary, or visit the Extension link below for ideas.
Formative AssessmentCan you name 3 things that the Italian and Northern Renaissance had in common? Can you name 3 things that were different?HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative Assessment

DUE 11/2
Our next summative (graded) assessment will be a blog post in answer to the following question:  
How did geographic location and cultural features have an impact on the Renaissance?
Start thinking about examples you learned about today. They will come in handy when you need to write about them later.
ExtensionHow well do you know the Renaissance? 
Test your knowledge with these flash cards