We recently started our Renaissance unit by making parallels between the end of the Dark Ages and some of the improvements that are made during that time. Students learned a bit about Francesco Petrarch, the humanist writer, and how he felt about the time period he lived in. In this unit, we apply the concept of Renaissance Humanism to almost everything we study. To prepare for this, students did some readings about humanism and looked at some of the examples in art and literature and created their own infographics to teach other about the topic.
Some of the most amazing infographics were done on paper. They are very detailed and even include some elements of the famous paintings we will be looking at in the coming weeks. Take a look at the little slideshow below!
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