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Title: Social Studies 8 Chapter 2

Social Studies 8Chapter 2
  • General outcome
  • Through an examination of Renaissance Europe,
    students will demonstrate an understanding and
    appreciation of how the exchange of ideas and
    knowledge contributed to shaping the worldview of
    the Western world.

Chapter 2 outcomes (things you need to know)
  • How did the Renaissance spark the growth and
    exchange of ideas and knowledge across Europe
    (i.e., astronomy, mathematics, science, politics,
    religion, arts)?
  • In what ways did thinkers and philosophers
    influence society in the development of a
    humanist worldview during the Renaissance?

Personal glossary
  • Take the next 10-15 minutes to complete the
    vocabulary for chapter 2.

Chapter Task/Assignment
  • Grab a copy of the Chapter 2 Assignment and
    discuss the criteria

Introduction to chapter 2
  • Read the chapter title (page 48)
  • Knowing what you already know, guess what ideas
    would have had the most impact on people, and how
    and where these ideas might have spread.
  • Read the chapter introduction
  • What types of people were involved in spreading
    the ideas of the Italian Renaissance? Define each
  • Discuss What types of people are likely to
    influence the ideas of the modern-day western
    world, especially in Canada?

Slowly spreading Renaissance (pg.50-51)
  • Geographic reasons why the Renaissance was slow
    to spread to the rest of Europe?
  • Create a picture diagram that summarizes why
    ideas were slow to spread

Quickly spreading Renaissance (pg. 52)
  • Create a cause and effect diagram that summarizes
    the factors that made it possible for Renaissance
    ideas to spread quickly
  • If you need help creating a cause and effect
    diagram look at the skills center in your
    textbook (pg. 369)
  • Cause the big event
  • Effect How the event helped the Renaissance
    spread quickly

  • Please read pages 53-54

Reflect and respond 1-3
  • Possible meanings?
  • Think of other words ending in ism
  • Read pages 55-56, respond to question 1-2

Jigsaw activity
  • Get into groups of 6-7
  • Grab a copy of the Jigsaw template.
  • Decide amongst your group members who will be
    responsible for learning about each set of people
  • As a group design the format that your group
    members will use to write their biographies (ie.
    What is important information to share?)

Expert groups
  • Get into your expert groups
  • Scholars and Philosophers (pg. 57-59)
  • Artists (pg. 62-68)
  • Scientists and Mathematicians (pg. 69-71)
  • Writers (pg. 72-73)
  • First read the relevant pages in the textbook
    taking notes and organizing information.
  • Choose one person that you are going to do a
    bibliography on and use information from the
    textbook and the internet
  • Work with the other experts in your group to
    complete the Reflect Respond questions in your

Web evaluation
  • Before we gather information on the internet..
  • Grab a taking an Internet Field Trip handout

Home groups-Renaissance Man
  • Each expert (or pair of experts) should make a
    presentation to the home group about the people
    they were studying
  • As a group read pages 74-75 and answer Reflect
    Respond 1-3 page 75.
  • If you finish early, do you think its a good
    idea to read the pages that you didnt read?

Scholars and Philosophers Infulence
  • Scholars travelled from one university to another
    to study and teach
  • Northern Europeans wanted to learn more about
    humanism, so they left for Italian universities
    and brought humanist ideas and attitudes back
    home with them
  • Petrarch
  • Erasmus
  • Guillaume Bude
  • Michel de Montaigne

Artists Influence
  • Art for many people is the key change during the
  • New artistic styles were developed, techniques,
    and materials to coincide with changing
  • Art during the renaissance reflected the new
    thinking of humanism
  • Artists became more interested in the world
    around them
  • Artists changed their painting styles
    dramatically, portraying humanist subject matter
    or religious works in humanist style

Artists Influence continued
  • Figures in religious renaissance art became more
    lifelike than ever before, with realistic human
    proportions and facial expressions
  • Human dissection lead to more knowledge about the
    human body
  • The world as it actually looked became a common
    background in paintings
  • More portraits were being painted
  • Art became marketable

Scientists and mathematicians Influence
  • A lot of factors made it difficult for science
    and mathematics' to gain support
  • Religion put the focus on afterlife scientific
    questioning was discouraged
  • Europe very superstitious believed in astrology
    and witchcraft
  • No money after arts were being sponsored
  • No university really encouraged it
  • Soon scientists began asking questions and
    looking for the natural causes of events rather
    than accepting what had been determined.

Nicolaus copernicus
  • Used math and careful observations to develop a
    different theory of the universe
  • Copernicus proved that earth was not the center
    of the universe, rather the sun was
  • Views were considered heresy by church
  • 100 years later his theory was accepted

Leonardo da Vinci
  • Began dissecting human cadavers once the Pope
    allowed it, to help physicians and artists
  • He recorded numerous plans for inventions
  • Considered a Renaissance man

Francois Viete
  • His work was built by Islamic scholars
  • Solutions for doubling a cube, trisecting a
    triangle, useful for engineering and architecture

Writers influence
  • Although Latin was the dominant language, some
    writers began to compose their works in their own
    vernacular languages.
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Sir Thomas Moore
  • Francois Rabelais
  • William Shakespeare
  • Grab a copy of the poetry handout and read the
    poems, when finished complete the handout

Movie time.
  • The Renaissance- Art, Music and Literature (22
  • The Renaissance- Science and Invention (22

Renaissance Society
  • Review the model showing that Worldview Affects
    the way a Society operates (pg.9)
  • Review the term Quality of Life
  • Read page 76-82 and respond to Question 2a pg.

Movie time.
  • The Renaissance-Everyday Life in the Renaissance
    (25 minutes)

Chapter Review
  • Please read page 86 and answer question 1 of the
    Review and Synthesize page 87.
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