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World History II Lesson Plans SOL 2b

World History II Lesson Plans SOL 2b: Renaissance

Standard WH II:
2b The student will demonstrate an understanding of the political, cultural, geographic, and economic conditions in the world about 1500 A.D. (C.E.)
Describing artistic, literary, and intellectual ideas of the Renaissance
Lesson Plans
Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects
Essential Knowledge:
• “Rebirth” of classical knowledge;
“birth” of the modern world
• Spread of the Renaissance from the
Italian city-states to northern Europe
Contributions of the Renaissance
• Accomplishments in the visual arts:
Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci
• Accomplishments in literature
(sonnets, plays, essays): Shakespeare
• Accomplishments in intellectual ideas (humanism): Erasmus

Activities That Support Lesson Plans

Desiderius Erasmus Primary Source Reading

VIPs of the Renaissance Reading

Note: The above activities are best used with the Virginia Prentice Hall World History: The Modern Era textbook.


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