Greetings great students!
This webquest will result in you developing an understanding of the importance of the Renaissance Period as a major benchmark in history. The question I’d like you to consider for this assignment is: What made the Renaissance a critical turning point in world history?
Part 1: Renaissance – Building Background
Follow the directions on your printed assignment for Part 1 of this WebQuest.
1st Site: regentsprep.org
2nd Site: www.ducksters.com - timeline
3rd Site: www.learner.org
4th Site: inventors.about.com
5th Site: www.brainyquote.com
Part 2: Portrait of an Artist – DaVinci
Follow the directions on your printed assignment for Part 2 – let’s get to know Leo DaVinci!
1st Site: legacy.mos.org
2nd Site: www.ducksters.com/biography/
Part 3: Adopt your own Renaissance Figure
You will be assigned an important figure from the Renaissance – follow these prompts to research your figure.
Step 1: do some google search research about your figure – use the Adopt-A-Renaissance-Figure graphic organizer for your notes. Focus on these sections: Life Events (birth, important events, death), Historical Background (what was happening around this person at that time?), Impact on History (what did they do that was important? how did they change the world and shape history?)
Step 2: Create a detailed BitStrips comic depicting the life of your Renaissance Figure…from birth to death, explaining IN DETAIL this person’s important achievements that helped make the Renaissance an important turning point in history. Log in to BitStrips for details.
Step 3: Prepare a 3-5 minute speech about your Renaissance Figure (Sections: Life Events, What Was Happening in History, What They Did and Why They Had an Impact on the World)
- Type your speech
- Create notecards
- Get ready to present in class!