Northern Renaissance


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Monday we will look at the Northern Renaissance. The Northern Renaissance began as the ideas and art of the Italian Renaissance spread north into northern Europe. Midweek we will take a quiz on the Renaissance.

The link to the Northern Renaissance Power Point is here

After taking notes you will work on Primary source documents & watch a video on Machiavelli by 8 Bit Philosphy. You will read section of  Baldassaire Castilione’s work The Book of the Courtier and answer constructed response questions. Afterwards you will take a self-quiz on How Machiavellian are you? Then you will read about Machiavelli’s The Prince and answer constructed response questions. Links to the worksheets can be found below.

Primary Source Reading:  Baldassaire Castilione’s The Book of the Courtier

How Machiavellian are you self-quiz

Machiavelli’s The Prince worksheet

For a free ebook of Machiavelli’s The Prince see this link to Project Guttenberg a site which provides free ebooks

Machiavelli’s The Prince video by 8-Bit Philosphy

Below is a link to a documentary on the Northern  Renaissance presented by the BBC. Each episode is presented in four 15 minute blocks with a total of 3 episodes.

The Series was first broadcast 15 Nov 2007.In the series Joseph Leo Koerner argues that the Renaissance in Northern Europe – more so than its Italian counterpart – laid the foundations of modern art. In the early 15th century, the remarkable oil paintings of Flemish artist Jan Van Eyck transformed a lowly craft into the supreme art and began an image revolution that would change art forever.

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