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These websites are about the Renaissance in Europe. Find out about the artwork, inventions, science, and people of the time period. Includes information about the Renaissance in Italy, France, and the Netherlands. Three are videos, games, activities, quizzes, and more. Includes a links to eThemes Resources on Leonardo da Vinci, Shakespeare, and Renaissance Faires for Middle Schools.


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This interactive site from the Allentown Art Musuem lets students explore this important period in art history. Learn about the life of a Renaissance artist, become a patron of the arts, or investigate Renaissance artwork in-depth. Includes lesson plans on many aspects of the Renaissance, including visual arts, architecture, science, and humanism. NOTE: The fully interactive version requires the Flash plug-in.
Read about religion and spirituality; science and technology; art, literature, and music; daily life; and the key personalities of the Renaissance period.
Explore the links to learn about the Renaissance. Topics include exploration and trade, printing and thinking, and focus on Florence.
This student-created site is all about the Renaissance and the art, history, music, and literature of the time period. Listen to the music and play a game in which you try and fill in the blanks of famous authors' works.
This interactive website was created by students. Watch a short video detailing the fall of Constantinople, then click on the various links to learn about the many different topics.
This student-created site has biographical information about artists of the Northern and Italian Renaissance and numerous images of their work.
Read biographies of many famous Italian Renaissance artists and view many examples of their work. Includes an overview of the Renaissance and a glossary.
This is a timeline of important events/people in Italy during the Renaissance.
In this online exhibition, you can see full screen and detailed images of Famous Renaissance paintings, read about the innovations of this period, and the patrons who made it possible. There is also a streaming slideshow about teh painting "The Adoration of the Magi" by Fra Angelico and Filippo Lippi
Explore the links to find fun interactive activities about Leonardo Da Vinci, his art, and his inventions.
Click on one of the links to learn about one of the most famous painters of the Italian Renaissance. Includes a link to related websites for teachers and students. NOTE: This site links to sites which include ads.
Learn about this famous Renaissance family. Explore the links to find an interactive timeline and a tour of Renaissance-era Venice. The "Resources" link includes lesson plans. NOTE: This site includes banner and other ads.
Test your knowledge of Renaissance vocabulary with these games.
Find out about the Reformation, a major religious revolution that happened during the Renaissance. Click on "A Monk's Life" to find out what a day in the life of a monk was like during the Renaissance. NOTE: This site includes banner and other ads.
Here are pictures and descriptions of books and artwork from Renaissance era France.
Leonardo da Vinci was an artist, scientist, and inventor. On these site, you can learn about his life, work, ideas, and the times in which he lived. You can read his biography, see his artwork, sketchbooks, or take a virtual tour of his studio. Included is an eThemes resource on the Renaissance.
Learn about William Shakespeare, the places he lived, and the time period he lived in. Read the full text of some of his most popular works. Make a virtual visit to Anne Hathaway's cottage or Stratford-Upon-Avon. Try an interactive quiz to test your knowledge of Shakespeare, plus try to identify which words he invented. Visit an old Renaissance town and see what life was like in Shakespeare's time.
These site contain resources to help plan a school Renaissance Faire. There is information on daily life in the Renaissance, proper speech, music, food, costume tips and patterns, and more. Included is an eThemes resource on the Renaissance.

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