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Chapter 5 The Renaissance

Chapter 5 / Unit 2: The Early Modern World, 1400–1800

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Academic Expectations: Historical Perspective (2.20)

Program of Studies:  SS-H-HP-2-1 (Part B)


 Students will

  • Understand the interpretive nature of world history.
  • Use a variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources, data, artifacts) to explore world civilizations.
  • Examine significant eras (i.e., Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Exploration, Age of Revolution, Nationalism and Imperialism, Technological Age of world civilization) to develop chronological understanding and recognize cause-and-effect relationships and multiple causation.
  • Analyze social, political, and economic characteristics of various eras and civilizations in world civilization.


Learning Targets (I Can’s)


  • Define and describe the Renaissance.  MAPPING
  • Describe Machiavelli’s The Prince .


  • Describe Humanism.  BOGGLE ACTIVITY
  • Explain Vernacular Literature.
  • Analyze the impact of Humanism on Education during the Renaissance.


  • Define and describe Christian Humanism.  4-2-1 FREE WRITE
  • Describe the Ninety-Five Theses.
  • Explain the Edict of Worms.  ETCH A SKETCH
  • Explain the Peace of Augsburg.  MAPPING


  • Define predestination.
  • Analyze the English Reformation.  ETCH A SKETCH
  • Describe the Religious Reformations impact of Women/Gender.
  • Analyze the Catholic Reformation.  BOGGLE ACTIVITY