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Leonardo Da Vinci: A Team Documentation Activity

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Description: It is impossible to think of the Renaissance without thinking of Leonardo Da Vinci. His accomplishments as an artist, scientist, and inventor establish him as the quintessential Renaissance man, the embodiment of Renaissance intellectual ideals. Examine the life and works of Leonardo and produce a portfolio of information to convince Francis I that Leonardo should indeed be invited to live out the end of his life in the court of France. Standard 7.8.5

Author: Karen Harness, Cecil Avenue MS

Lesson ID: 644

Art of Renaissance Europe

Description: This Metropolitan Museum of Art site introduces the richness and diversity of Renaissance art. Primary source texts explore the great cities and powerful personalities of the age. By studying gesture and narrative, students can work as Renaissance artists did when they created paintings and drawings. Learning about perspective, students explore the era's interest in science and mathematics. Through projects based on poetic forms of the time, students write about their responses to art. The activities and lesson plans are designed for a variety of classroom needs and can be adapted to a specific curriculum as well as used for independent study. This is a pdf file with nine topics of background information plus lessons on daily life, perspective, the human figure, etc. Color slides to support the unit are available from the Met. Standard 7.8.5

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lesson ID: 100

Did You Ever Want to Ride in a Time Machine?

Description: After centuries of famine, wars, the Black Plague, and simply just trying to survive, the people of Europe began an era of "rebirth" known as The Renaissance. Imagine that you have the opportunity to go back in time and you are standing right there when Michaelangelo is painting the Sistine Chapel, Gutenberg is printing books quickly for the first time, or William Shakespeare is producing one of his plays at London's Globe Theatre. Your challenge is to decide on which advances and characters appeal to you, and transport yourself back to the time and location of that event. Then your goal is to bring the rest of us with you. Standards 7.8.5, 7.10.2 and 7.10.3

Author: Richard Adams

Lesson ID: 314

Elizabeth I

Description: In this lesson learn about how art was used during the reign of Elizabeth I. Recognise that some portraits of Elizabeth were a form of propaganda - designed to give her subjects a message about her personality. This is a fascinating study but the website is a bit rustique. Standard 7.8.5

Author: Heather Wheeler, Filsham Valley School, St Leonards, East Sussex

Lesson ID: 353

Exploring Leonardo

Description: A master of the arts, sciences and invention, Leonardo da Vinci was a true Renaissance Man. He saw the world around him like no one else. He was able to express what he saw through his art. He had many interests, including painting, sculpture, anatomy, flight, architecture, water and air dynamics, war machines and nature. Because he was interested in so many different projects, he finished only six works in the seventeen years he was commissioned by the Duke of Milan. Here is your chance to give him advice about getting his work done. Standard 7.8.5

Author: Barbara Garrison, Sweetwater High School

Lesson ID: 381

Guild Hall

Description: Travel back in time to take on the role of apprentice then master for one of the various guilds that existed during the Renaissance period. Experience, first hand, applying for a guild apprentice card; meet masters who will teach you all that you will need to know to earn the status of journeyman (or woman) on the way to becoming a master in your own right. Standard 7.8.2

Author: Bonnie Panagakis, Chris Marszalek, Linda Mazanek, Twin Groves Junior High School

Lesson ID: 483

Renaissance WebQuest

Description: The word "Renaissance" is a French word that means "rebirth". From the early 14th to the late 16th centuries, a revival of interest in the values and arts of Greece and Rome led to a golden age of cultural blending and innovation. During the Renaissance, Western Europe's world image shifted from a religious view to a worldly outlook. Renaissance intellectuals had a growing confidence in individual human spirit and abilities. Your assignment will be to research one of the famous Renaissance intellectuals, answer the designated questions, and portray the individual at a Renaissance meal. Standards 7.8.0, 7.8.1, 7.8.2, 7.8.4, and 7.8.5

Author: Ms T Noonan, Ms Douglas, and Mrs. Hnery, Gananda Central School

Lesson ID: 894

The Apprentice

Description: The Apprentice is the story of Arduino struggling to become a painter in Renaissance Florence. As the son of a successful tailor, Arduino faces many challenges to reach his dream of becoming a painter. Through these activities come to understand the effects of toxic paints on those who used them, gain an appreciation of the changes in the styles and techniques of Renaissance painters, and learn about the cultural influence of Florence. The activities are intended to be done after reading the novel. Standards 7.8.1, 7.8.2 and 7.8.5

Author: Pilar Molina Llorente, SCORE Langaue Arts Cyberguide

Lesson ID: 1019

Using Leonardo's Window

Description: Use a glass window as a canvas to paint like Leonardo. Looking through one eye, you will trace the outline of an object as you see it through the window, creating a drawing with natural and correct perspective. Standard 7.8.5

Author: Museum of Science, Boston

Lesson ID: 1179

Widening Wrld of Books and Readers

Description: Printing began a technological revolution that facilitated the communication of ideas and the preservation of knowledge. It would be hard to imagine society, as we know it today, without unlimited access to ideas. Without the communication and preservation of ideas made possible by the invention of printing and the technological advances that have improved the process over the past five centuries, public knowledge would largely depend on what institutions dictated scribes to record. Students explain the impact of printing on the communication of ideas, give examples of religious themes in literature, explain how printing broadened readership and promoted literacy, and explain how the spread of ideas advanced Renaissance humanism, the Reformation, and the Scientific Revolution. Standards 7.6.8, 7.8.1, 7.8.4, 7.8.5, 7.9.2, and 7.10.2

Author: Huntington Library

Lesson ID: 1498

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