ONLINE UNIT OF STUDY
This unit includes consolidated online resources and recommended learning activities. Units are divided into three learning levels and are designed to be used by parents and students as a guide in their homeschooling program. Printable materials and time-tracking tools are included with your purchase.
Upon completing this unit, students will demonstrate understanding of the following:
- The Renaissance was a period of European cultural, artistic, political, and economic “rebirth” following the Middle Ages from the 14th to 17th century.
- The Renaissance promoted the rediscovery of classical philosophy, literature, and art.
- During the Renaissance, global exploration opened up new lands and cultures to European commerce.
- During the Renaissance, a cultural movement called Humanism promoted the idea that each human is the center of his or her own universe, and that people should embrace human achievements in education, classical arts, literature, and science.
- Many scientists, artists, and intellectuals contributed important developments during the Renaissance. Some of these people include Erasmus, da Vinci, Shakespeare, Dante, Copernicus, Galileo, Descartes, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and the Medici family. Developments include the printing press, the microscope, the telescope, eye glasses, and many many more inventions.
Through our Homeschool Solutions online learning program, we aim to offer an educational resource that can truly benefit the homeschooling community. The curriculum content is made up of reliable online resources, compiled by expert educators. These resources support the learning goals for each unit of study. Unit goals are created by considering the essential content students need to thrive as well-educated, culturally-literate adults in today’s society.
In addition to the essential, foundational knowledge presented in this unit about the European Renaissance, we strive to support the development of key character traits and critical thinking skills that lead to lifelong success. All learning activities in this unit about the European Renaissance are designed with these goals in mind. Our activities encourage and support traits such as self-awareness, empathy, and creativity. They also heavily emphasize the development of key critical thinking skills including goal setting, problem solving, forming and communicating opinions, and considering the perspectives of others.