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Johannes Gutenberg 1398 – 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe. His mechanical printing press and techniques revolutionized printing and made a large contribution to the Reformation, the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution.

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This is the Mona Lisa, which is one of the worlds most famous paintings. It was painted by Leonardo da Vinci during the Italian Renaissance (sometime between 1503-1506)

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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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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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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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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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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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This compelling sculpture, titled 'Lift Every Voice and Sing,' was designed by Harlem Renaissance artist Augusta Savage for the 1939 World's Fair. It stood 16 feet tall. A temporary installation, it was unfortunately destroyed after the close of the fair.

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