Renaissance

The Renaissance

Log onto http://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/Home
and use the following user name: waf34 and password: pass34

A. Bookmark this site.

B. Click on World Book Kids.
1. Type in the white rectangle: renaissance. Press ‘return’. ___
2. How many items appear? ______
3. Click on the item, or article, called ‘Renaissance’. ___
4. Start reading the article and fill in the answers as you find them:
a. What syllable is emphasized in the word ‘renaissance’? ____________
b. What were four major subjects that greatly changed during the Renaissance? _______________________________________________________
c. From what language does the word ‘renaissance’ come? _________
d. What is the original meaning? __________________
e. Which two ancient cultures were people especially interested in during the Renaissance? _______________________________________________
f. Who are three famous artists from the Renaissance period?
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g. Copy the citation information at the bottom of the article:
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5. Click on the link to the article on Leonardo da Vinci. ____
6. Start reading the article and fill in the answers as you find them:
a. In what year was da Vinci born? ___________
b. In what year did he die? ____________
c. Near what Italian city was he born? __________________
d. What was the name of his first important painting? _____________________
e. What famous picture did he paint around 1497? _________________________
f. In what country did da Vinci spend the last years of his life? ______________
g. Copy the citation information at the bottom of the article:
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C. Scroll down and click on World Book Student.
1. Type in the white rectangle: renaissance. _____
You’ll notice a long list of articles, each with a one-line summary.
2. Click on the first article: Renaissance. _____
3. Start reading the article and fill in the answers as you find them:
a. In what country did the Renaissance start? ______________
b. In what century did it start? _____________
c. What are five other countries to which it spread?
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d. When did the Renaissance end? ______________
e. How did people of the Middle Ages and people of the Renaissance view cities differently? __________________________________________________
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f. How did people of the Middle Ages and people of the Renaissance paint people differently? __________________________________________________
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g. Copy the citation information found at the bottom of the page:
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4. Look on the left hand side of the screen for the outline of this article.
Scroll down through the long outline until you find ‘Heritage of the Renaissance’. Click on it and read to find answers to these questions:
a. Who were two artists whose frescoes are in Florence? _________________
b. Who were two artists whose paintings can still be seen in Rome? ____________________________
c. Who was an explorer from Genoa? ______________
d. What quality did this explorer have which led to his greatness? ________________________________
e. Copy the citation information found at the bottom of the page:
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5. Look near the top of the page on the right-hand side for a section called ‘Related Information’. Click on ‘Encyclopedia Articles’ and answer these questions:
a. What are the six categories (in red print) of related articles? ___________________________________________________________________
b. How many pictures are shown? ________________
c. How many articles on study skills are listed? ____________

D. Click on the icon that will take you to the home page of World Book Student.
Find the Biography Center and click on ‘view more categories’.
1. Choose an area of work/interest _______________________________
2. Choose a gender __________________
3. Choose a time period from the Renaissance _____________________
4. Do a search to find someone about whom you could do a short report:

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E. Go back to the library website and go to the page in the index called ‘Websites’ for links to other helpful sources of information on the Renaissance.

[This page may be copied for use with students if the following credit is provided: ©2009 Sophie Rosen.]

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