Step 3 - History 11 - The Renaissance

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Step 3 - History 11 - The Renaissance

  • Develops literacy, vocabulary!
  • Explores the rebirth of art and science in history!
  • Introduces some of history's great artists!
  • Introduces great scientists and explorers!
  • Hands-on activities make history relevant to the student!
  • Develops critical thinking skills!
  • Develops study in a self-determined manner!
  • Lesson plans are complete and ready to use!  Start now!

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History for Step 3 students, ages 9-10 who read fairly well, and older students still developing literacy.  

After the Dark Ages, the world is reborn into art and knowledge. Great art fills the world!  This was the time of perhaps the most amazing explosion of human creativity ever known. Drama, painting, sculpture, science...the Renaissance is nothing less than the dawn of modern, human knowledge. Focused around the first Newberry Prize award-winning children's book, Van Loon's The Story of Mankind , those sections of Van Loon's book required for study are included in the course.

The course specializes, as do all STEPS courses, in developing the students understandings and ability to think and form their own ideas and opinions. Additionally, as with all our history courses, this one is structured to increase the student's vocabulary and understanding of geography, as well as of history.

37 lesson plans, 42-55 hours of work.

Covered in this course:

  • The Renaissance
  • An analysis of what people think is important today
  • The growth of schools in Europe
  • The first text books
  • Dante
  • Petrarch
  • Thomas Aquinas
  • Gutenberg and the invention of the printing press
  • Da Vinci
  • Europe builds fleets and heads to sea
  • Copernicus
  • Columbus and the discovery of the Americas
  • Magellan circles the globe
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