The Renaissance: The Dawn of a New Age (Thurs. 10:00-11:15 1/16-2/27)
The Renaissance: The Dawn of a New Age
7 Weeks: January 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 20, 27
Location: Mission Viejo Family YMCA
The dawn of a new age began when artists, thinkers, scientists, and architects of Northern Italy and Europe began to try new ideas based on what they had learned. Meet the famous Medici Family, Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli, Gutenberg and others who ushered in this age of creativity and learning. The focus of this unit is for students to develop a historical understanding of the Renaissance, and realize that contributions from important individuals during this time had an impact on the present as well as in the past. Through the study of these individuals, the students will learn to appreciate ideals and values expressed during the Renaissance through various mediums. By participating in games and collaborative activities, the students will cultivate an understanding of the advances in culture and life during the Renaissance. This class includes short lectures, note-taking, and related readings.
Instructor: Laurie Weir