Europe: History and Its Influence: Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Europe


World Cultures Europe Europe: History and Its Influence: Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Europe
Students are introduced briefly to Ancient Greece. They move on to a lengthier exploration of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation throughout Europe. Finally, they analyze what the Renaissance and the Reformation have in common.

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Overview

In this experience, students are introduced briefly to Ancient Greece. They move on to a lengthier exploration of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation throughout Europe. Finally, they analyze what the Renaissance and the Reformation have in common.

This experience has a significant amount of historical information about Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Europe. You may choose to divide the experience over several days. A culminating activity could be to have students create one timeline for all the eras represented in this time period.

One additional activity you might include: The images that are used to depict Ancient Greece, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance in this experience reveal one aspect of the changing view of art in these eras. Have students note that the image for Ancient Greece is a realistic depiction of a human form. Then look at the image for the Middle Ages—the human depiction is flat and includes many religious symbols. Finally, the Renaissance returns to a more realistic visual presentation of a human.

Objectives:

  • Describe the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation in Europe.
  • Identify scientists, inventors, cultural figures, and religious thinkers who contributed to the European Renaissance and the Reformation.


What do words like renaissance and reformation suggest to you? In European history, there are actual eras with those names. In this experience, you will learn what the words mean and what those eras were like.

Objectives:

  • Describe the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation in Europe.
  • Identify scientists, inventors, cultural figures, and religious thinkers who contributed to the European Renaissance and the Reformation.




Greek Gravestone, c. 100 BCE


What do you think of when you hear “Ancient Greece”? To list more than one idea, separate them with a comma, like this: Rome, Paris.

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Discuss student responses.


Now take a look at the Ancient Greece interactive.


What do you notice about the influence of ancient Greece on Europe and even on us today?

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Discuss student responses.


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