1. The session begins with the Renaissance man welcoming the group to his home and telling them about himself.
2. Students are invited to ask any questions they wish, and the presenter shapes his answers to ensure that the major facets of life in Renaissance England get covered, and the large supply of artifacts are used to help explain.
3. If desired by the teacher, the presenter will teach the students a traditional dance, and will then play live music for them while they dance.
4. The remaining time is for final questions.
The participant will:
-interview a character from the past
-investigate daily life during the Renaissance
-participate in a traditional dance
-observe the technology used during the Renaissance
NSS-WH.5-12.6 ERA 6: THE EMERGENCE OF THE FIRST GLOBAL AGE, 1450-1770
The student in grades 5-12 should understand:
-how the transoceanic interlinking of all major regions of the world from 1450 to 1600 led to global transformations.
-how European society experienced political, economic, and cultural transformations in an age of global intercommunication, 1450-1750.
-how large territorial empires dominated much of Eurasia between the 16th and 18th centuries.
-how economic, political, and cultural interrelations among peoples of Africa, Europe, and the Americas,1500-1750.
-major global trends from 1450 to 1770.
Alberta Grade 8 Social Studies
8.2 Origins of a Western Worldview: Renaissance Europe
Through an examination of Renaissance Europe, students will demonstrate an understanding and
appreciation of how the exchange of ideas and knowledge contributed to shaping the worldview of the Western world.
Values and Attitudes
8.2.1 appreciate how Renaissance Europe formed the basis for the worldview of the Western
8.2.2 demonstrate a willingness to consider differing beliefs, values and worldviews I
8.2.3 recognize how beliefs and values are shaped by time, geographic location and societal context
Knowledge and Understanding
8.2.4 examine, critically, the factors that shaped the worldview evolving in western Europe
during the Renaissance by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues:
• What was the Renaissance?
• How did the Renaissance spark the growth and exchange of ideas and knowledge across Europe (i.e., astronomy, mathematics, science, politics, religion, arts?)
• How did the physical geography of Renaissance Europe affect trade and competition among
• In what ways did thinkers and philosophers influence society in the development of a
humanist worldview during the Renaissance?
• In what ways did exploration and intercultural contact during the Renaissance affect the
citizenship and identity of Europeans?