Social Studiesby Matthew Caggia
- Unit 1A: River Valley Civilizations
- Unit 1B: Greece & Rome
- Unit 1C: World Religions
- Unit 2A: World Empires
- Unit 2B: Dark and Middle Ages of Europe
- Unit 3: European Rebirth
- Unit 4: First Global Age
- Unit 5: Absolutism
- Unit 6: Age of Revolutions
- Unit 7: Age of Industry
- Unit 8: Social Change
- Unit 9: Early 20th Century
- Unit 10: Mid-20th Century
- Unit 11: Global Issues
- Review Materials
Unit 3: European Rebirth
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.
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.
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.
Some Renaissance Art
Just some pictures of important works of art from the Renaissance. Could there be more? Of course!
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?
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.