Social Studiesby Matthew Caggia

Unit 3: European Rebirth

Chapter 13

With some help from the Middle East, Europe rebounds by rediscovering classical ideas from Greece and Rome and discovering the improvements made others. Through trade and the wealth that was associated with it, the Renaissance began in Italy and spread northward. Humanists sought to combine Christian ideology with classical ideas resulting in experimentation and discovery that would shape the world. Some of these ideas challenged the authority of the Church changing the face of Chrisitanity forever and igniting a crusading spirit that will contribute to European explots worldwide.

Study Tools

Online Textbook Resources

These pages contain links to online content for studenty practice. It includes worksheets, section summaries, note taking guides, self-tests and self-quizzes.

Chapter Resources
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Vocabulary is the key to understanding any subject. Once you can break down the barrier of language the ideas and concepts are wide open. Here you can find the vocabulary for the unit to practice by using online flash cards and by practicing online generated vocabulary quizzes.

PowerPoint Presentations

Some Renaissance Art

Just some pictures of important works of art from the Renaissance. Could there be more? Of course!

Reformation Math

Addition of new sects of Christianity, the Division of the Church, the Subtraction of groups of protestants... Math terms keep popping up, so why not?

Scientific Revolution

PowerPoint that gives basic information about inventors and innovators during the Renaissance period in Europe.


Crash Course World History #22: "The Renaissance"

Cleverly made videos that summarize key historical information using fun graphics and witty descriptions. This video is about the European Renaissance explaining, in an entertaining way, what it was, why it happened, and the characteristics thereof.

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