History of the Renaissance

May 20th, 2010 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Thursday, May 20, 2010 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
The Renaissance Connection

Age Range: 10-18 (Middle/High School)

A ClickScholar requested information about the Renaissance Period. This site is an “oldie but goodie” from the ClickSchooling archives and worth sharing again because it’s one of the best sources for learning about the Renaissance.

Developed by the Allentown Art Museum, simply click your mouse button and travel 500 years into the past to discover Renaissance innovations that impact our lives today along with free lesson plans to enhance any study of Renaissance history.

When you get to the site you can choose to view the site with animations (requires Flash) or you can view the site in a text/HTML version. Either way, begin your exploration of the Renaissance by clicking on the following menu items:

*Art Explorer — Learn about Renaissance art, architecture, life, trade, exploration, and developments in science and technology through a timeline, map, or alphabetical listing of topics.
*Innovations — Trace modern achievements to their origins in Renaissance times by using a “Time Telescope” and then create your own innovations online, or check out a gallery of innovations conceived by other visitors to this website.
*Be A Patron of the Arts — See how families of great wealth supported the arts by commissioning work to glorify God, their cities, and themselves.

*The Artist’s Life — Take a peek into the lives of great art masters including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonnarotti, and Ugo da Carpi.
*Lesson Plans — Find free curricular lesson plans in downloadable pdf format for middle school grades that include language arts, art, science, social studies, and math.

In addition to all of the above, you will find a glossary and information for classroom teachers on how to use the site.

This site can be used in any home learning environment, and the lessons can be easily adapted for homeschool use. This is a terrific site to explore with your family — but because it is so extensive, parents may want to visit to determine the spots that will be of most interest to your children before inviting them to explore it with you. Allow plenty of time to view this website and don’t forget to bookmark it so you can return often.


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