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Day One Objectives

Students will: Discover what a perfect Renaissance person acts like Be able to share information they have learned Gain basic background information on the Renaissance

Assessment
Behavior Basic Student is a constant disruption during the class period Proficient Student has to be reminded no more than twice to stop talking or pay attention during the class period Student makes at least one comment during class discussion Student has to be asked to repeat something, but for the most part is clear and uses correct grammar. Student describes how their perfect Renaissance man or woman fits into the Renaissance ideas of rebirth Accomplished Student takes the lesson seriously and does not fool around during the class period Student contributes multiple times with insightful answers during the class discussion Student speaks clearly and with correct grammar 100% of the time

Participation

Student does not participate in the class discussion or note taking Student is difficult to hear, hides face and/or does not look up

Presentation Skills

Renaissance

Student does not describe how their perfect Renaissance man or woman fits into the Renaissance ideas of rebirth

Student describes how their perfect Renaissance man or woman fits into the Renaissance ideas of rebirth with insightful reasoning skills

Resource
Discovery Education: All about the Renaissance Part 1 http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view?assetGuid=55F55208-7575-41A4-9C64B54119CC71E9&showBreadcrumbs=true

BLOCK LESSON PLAN


ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What is the Renaissance?

TIME
5-10 min BELL RINGER

LEARNING ACTIVITY
The prefix re means: ________. List as many words that begin with re and determine the meaning of the prefix. What does rebirth mean? More advanced classes: Define rebirth. Create an example of something being reborn. Explain to students that we will beginning the Renaissance time period. Watch All About the Renaissance Part One on United Streaming. Students will complete worksheet as they read. Stop video to discuss important information. Class Notes: The Perfect Renaissance Man Describe what a perfect man in the Renaissance time while filling out a Stick man figure. (Renaissance Man Worksheet)

25-30 min

INSTRUCTION/ REVIEW 15-20 min CONTENT ACTIVTY

15-20 min

Create your own perfect man or woman with the characteristics that students find the most important

REMEDIATION/ ENRICHMENT 15-20 min CONTENT ACTIVTY Share Renaissance man or woman and describe how they fit in with the Renaissance idea of rebirth.

5-10 min

Exit Question: List 5 important facts you learned about the Renaissance

CLOSURE

Day Two Objectives


Students will: Discover the importance of the Printing Press Understand how the transfer of knowledge changes a society Gain basic background information on the Renaissance

Assessment
Behavior Basic Student is a constant disruption during the simulation Proficient Student has to be reminded no more than twice to stop talking or pay attention during simulation Student makes at least one comment during class discussion Accomplished Student takes the simulation seriously and does not fool around during the simulation Student contributes multiple times with insightful answers during the class discussion

Participation

Student does not participate in the class discussion

Resource
Discovery Education: All about the Renaissance Part 2 http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view?assetGuid=33F56C1D-8BF3-487E-A15EBF78403EDC80&showBreadcrumbs=true

BLOCK LESSON PLAN


ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What is the Renaissance?

TIME
5-10 min BELL RINGER 25-30 min

LEARNING ACTIVITY
Free write for 5 minutes: One invention I cannot live without is Share responses Watch All About the Renaissance Part Two on United Streaming. Students will complete worksheet as they read. Stop video to discuss important information. Divide student in half and participate in the printing press activity. Every student gets a partner, on side one there are the printers and the printers assistants. Printers will be stamping papers to create as many copies of a particular image. Assistants will take the paper and place new ones down. Students on side two will be drawing the same image as he printers, by hand. Assistants will still provide the paper. Discuss the importance of the printing press: how it made information more accessible and was an important information.

INSTRUCTION/ REVIEW 15-20 min CONTENT ACTIVTY

5-10 min

REMEDIATION/ ENRICHMENT 10-15 min CONTENT ACTIVTY Connecting History Create a list of inventions that have changed the way we live or have changed the world in general, from all parts of history to modern times. Ex. The Printing Press, penicillin, TV, Computers, Internet, Gun, Sword, Catapult, Automobile, Cement

5-10 min

Exit Question: Describe one invention from our list and describe how the world would be different without it.

CLOSURE

Day Three Objectives


Students will: Practice observing and analyzing the details of a work of art. Learn to formulate individual opinions based on observation. Understand how differing opinions can be based on analyzing a work of art (or person or event) from another person's point of view. Learn to use facts to back up an argument or prove a point.

Assessment
Facts Basic Student includes no simple facts about the painting Student includes no opinions about the painting Student is difficult to hear, hides face and/or does not look up Proficient Student includes simple facts about the painting Student includes opinions about the painting Student has to be asked to repeat something, but for the most part is clear and uses correct grammar. Student attempts to share the point of view of the artist or the subject Accomplished Student includes many facts and descriptions about the painting Student includes many facts and descriptions about the painting Student speaks clearly and with correct grammar 100% of the time

Opinions

Presentation Skills

Point of View

Student shares their point of view

Student clearly understands point of view and does not make any mistakes while sharing

Resource
Renaissance Connection Language Arts Lesson http://www.renaissanceconnection.org/lesson_point.pdf

BLOCK LESSON PLAN


ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What is the Renaissance?

TIME
5-10 min BELL RINGER 20-30 min

LEARNING ACTIVITY
Show a Renaissance painting on the board. Journal Response: Write a short story to accompany this picture. What is going on here? Free write for 5 minutes. Share responses Read background section of Renaissance Connection lesson while using active reading strategies. Discuss the importance of Art in the time period.

INSTRUCTION/ REVIEW 15-20 min CONTENT ACTIVTY Display a Renaissance painting on the Smart board. (Possibly The Bean Eater) Use brainstorming questions to discuss differing points of view for the subject and the painter. Create class notes

20-30 min

Have students view Renaissance paintings in pairs. With a partner they need to create two lists from different points of view (Subject and Painter) on how people would feel or react while the painting was being made.

GROUP ACTIVITY

10-20 min CONTENT ACTIVTY

Students stand up and share the Name and Painter of their painting and each student shares one of their points of views on the painting.

5-10 min

Exit ticket: Describe the importance of Art during the Renaissance.

CLOSURE

Day Four Objectives


Students will: Gain basic knowledge of Renaissance Qualities

Assessment
Behavior Basic Student is a constant disruption during the class period Proficient Student has to be reminded no more than twice to stop talking or pay attention during the class period Student makes an effort to participate, but has to be reminded to stay on task Accomplished Student takes the lesson seriously and does not fool around during the class period Student completes the activity and works hard the entire class period

Participation

Student does not participate in the class activity or complete work

Resource
http://www.ducksters.com/history/renaissance.php

BLOCK LESSON PLAN


ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What is the Renaissance?

TIME
5-10 min BELL RINGER 5-10 min

LEARNING ACTIVITY
Renaissance recipe: Have students try to translate the recipe from the Renaissance. Go over as a class, see how close students were Introduce activity: Students will be completing seven stations on Renaissance life: Art, Architecture, Social Classes, Science and Inventions, Music and Dance, Fashion and Food. They will have eight minutes to complete the reading and explore the various parts of each station. Have students number off 1-7 to divide up into stations.

INSTRUCTION/ REVIEW

65 min CONTENT ACTIVTY

Complete stations: Eight minutes per station, one minute to switch.

5-10 min

Exit ticket: Share with a partner the most interesting thing you learned about the Renaissance today.

CLOSURE