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Marco Polo and His Journey home

http://seabed.nationalgeographic.com/programs/splat/cgi-bin/splat.pl?URL_TRANSLATE=%2Fngm%2Fdata%2F2001%2F07%2F01%2Fhtml%2Fft_20010701.2.html&DB_USER=splat_ngm&DB_PASS=splat_ngm&DB_NUM_PARAMS=2&TEMPLATE_NAME=/ngm/templates/output/feature.tmpl&DB_PARAM_0=20010701&DB_PARAM_1=2

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are field notes and a video of the travels of National Geographic writer Mike Edwards and photographer Michael Yamashita that they created when they were retracing the path of Marco Polo for the magazine in 2001. It makes the whole era jump off the screen. Standards 7.3.3 and 7.8.3

Comments: Flash plug in is required to view the video and the program is downloadable at this site.

Resource Type: Sound or Music.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2088

Niccol Machiavelli

http://www.philosophypages.com/ph/macv.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Machiavelli was one of the most significant leaders of Renaissance thinking. This brief description of Machiavelli's contributions to philosophy link to sections of his writing that further expand on his ideas. Standards 7.8.5 and 12.1.1

Comments: This Philosophy Pages site has clear writing designed for students.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2316

Plato

http://www.philosophypages.com/ph/plat.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: As a key philosopher of political ideas in Western society, it is important that the ideas of Plato be understood. Here is a clear explanation linked to sections of his writings that further expand on his ideas. Standard 6.4.8, 7.8.1, 10.1.2, 11.1.2, and 12.1.1

Comments: This Philosophy Pages site has clear writing designed for students.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2468

Rafael

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/raphael/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site from the WebMuseum in Paris has encyclopedia-type information about the life, historical context, and work of Rafael as well as enlargable thumbnail pictures of his important works. Standard 7.8.5

Resource Type: True.

Resource ID: 2562

Raphael Images

http://www.fineartprintsondemand.com/artists/raphael/thumbnails

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are 45 reproductions of painting by Rafael. The tumbnail images enlarge for closer examination and projection. Be careful not to buy anything on this commercial site! Standard 7.8.5

Comments: There is no text about or explanation of the paintings

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2572

Sandro Botticelli

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/botticelli/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site from the WebMuseum has encyclopedia-type information about the life and work of Botticelli as well as enlargable thumbnail pictures of his important works. Standard 7.8.5

Resource Type: True.

Resource ID: 2704

The Gutenberg Bible

http://www.bl.uk/treasures/gutenberg/homepage.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In the mid-fifteenth century Johannes Gutenberg invented a way of mechanizing the production of printing type, as distinct from individually engraved or cast letters. This was the beginning of the mass production of books.This British Library site describes the history and the printing of the Gutenberg Bible. Standard 7.8.4

Comments: Images may be enlarged for whole class projection.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3025

The Tudors and Stuarts

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/state/monarchs_leaders/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This BBC site features essays about Henry VIII, Elizabeth I Mary Queen of Scots and Charles I and how the played a role in the Renaissance-Reformation era of England. Standard 7.9.2

Comments: There are links to biographies, timelines and reviewed internet sources.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3099

Vinci: Leonardo's Home Town

http://www.leonet.it/comuni/vincimus/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Take a virtual fieldtrip to the town of Vinci, Italy, where Leonardo was born. See the sights, and learn about its history. Then explore each floor of the Leonardo Museum to see examples of Leonardo's machines and how they worked. Standard 7.8.5

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3799

Virtual History of Venice

http://www.boglewood.com/timeline/home.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This timeline covers the period from 452 with the invasion of Attila the Hun to 1797 when Venice was conquered by Napoleon. Each section links to more information. It shows the importance of Venice throughout the Middle Ages and the influence of both Islam and the Catholic Church on the city. Standard 7.8.2

Comments: This site was developed and is maintained by the Boglewood Corporation.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3364

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