SSWH9 The student will analyze change and continuity in the Renaissance and Reformation
a. Explain the social, economic, and political changes that contributed to the rise of Florence and the ideas of Machiavelli.
c. Explain the main characteristics of humanism; include the ideas of Petrarch, Dante, and Erasmus.
g. Explain the importance of Gutenberg and the invention of the printing press
36) JOURNAL ENTRY, “The Spread of Renaissance ideas”
Essential Question - What were the ideas spread during the Renaissance and what was the importance of Gutenberg’s Printing Press?
· On the Right Side -
1) Define what Humanism is.
2) Identify who Machiavelli was, as well as his work "The Prince." (What was the purpose of it?)
3) Read an excerpt of the Prince from this link and select one of the three paragraphs to comment on. Make sure you use the title of the paragraph in your response.
4) Write a brief response underneath this with your thoughts on this question. “Do you agree with the ideas of Machiavelli?
· On the Left Side -
Identify and describe (using this link) each of these humanist writers : Petrarch, Erasmus, and Dante.
· Underneath this - Create a graphic organizer that explains the importance of Gutenberg’s printing press in the spreading of the Renaissance ideas. Be sure to include the first full-sized book.
What do you want to do next?
Use this link to research each of the Humanist Writers. Just plug their name into the search bar.
Humanism is the term generally applied to the predominant social philosophy and intellectual and literary currents of the period from 1400 to 1650. The return to favor of the pagan classics stimulated the philosophy of secularism, the appreciation of worldly pleasures, and above all intensified the assertion of personal independence and individual expression.
Various links containing information on the Humanist writers.
Full version of the 1513 book.
Spark Notes on "The Prince" by Machiavelli
The first man to demonstrate the practicability of movable type was Johannes Gutenberg (c.1398-1468), the son of a noble family of Mainz, Germany. A former stonecutter and goldsmith, Gutenberg devised an alloy of lead, tin and antinomy that would melt at low temperature, cast well in the die, and be durable in the press.
Enrichment opportunity: 1-page summary and a response typed for +10 Exam points.