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'Pietà', St Peters, Rome. 1499–1500. (s) Michelangelo Buonarroti - what a contrast to the Bacchus, the god with the all too human defects! The Rome Pieta is an emotionally charged incarnation of a mother cradling her lifeless son. It is an almost universally loved portrayal of the Virgin and Christ.

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Renaissance Trading Card Project & Scavenger Hunt

This trading card project gives students an opportunity to research the contributions of key artists, architects and writers of the Renaissance. Trading card templates, directions, rubric/checklist, teacher’s instructions and edible scavenger hunt is included. This fun and engaging project is a wonderful opportunity to introduce and/or reinforce key figures of the renaissance and their works. Students construct three trading cards and then explore each other’s cards to complete a scavenge…

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26 Times History Was Perfectly Summed Up By Tumblr

When they came to a conclusion that Michelangelo was completely done with everything and everyone.

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Crash Course in World History and Biology - These are entertaining!! The Renaissance: Was it a Thing? - Crash Course World History #22

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Great Video on the beginnings of the Renaissance 1. How did the Renaissance come to be or start? The Renaissance Begins - YouTube (Courtesy of Garth Holman via Youtube)

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Codpiece, or "Braguette". The fastening on the front panel of tights and pants since the Renaissance.

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from Education.com

The Renaissance

Worksheets: The Renaissance

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The first African American professional basketball team "The Renaissance" organized in Harlem. They were known to their many fans and admirers as "The Rens" and they've been called "the greatest basketball team you never heard of.”....

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The Florence Cathedral, Italian Renaissance Architecture by Giorgio Magini

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Isabella d'Este, who recognized that The Renaissance ("rebirth") was a singular light-burst in the otherwise comparatively dim 1200 preceding years, and who on that count "ran with it," transforming her salon into a small-scale Academy or Andalusia. Humanity owes her many unrecognized debts in art, fashion, and polite society. For these reasons, Isabella was a great soul.

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