HUMANISM & THE SPREAD OF IDEAS DURING THE RENAISSANCE GREAT THINKERS BIOGRAPHY TASK: You will research and learn about one of the most famous people from the Renaissance. You will then use your research to create a biography POSTER or FRONT PAGE of a newspaper to present your research. THES ARE YOUR OPTIONS: Desiderus Erasmus Leonardo da Vinci Michelangelo Fillipo Brunelleschi William Shakespeare Isabella D’Este Christine de Pisan Martin Luther Nicolaus Copernicus Galileo Galilei Niccolo Machiavelli King Francis I of France Andreas Vesalius Johannes Kepler Here is what is required: CHECK OFF EACH ITEM AS YOU COMPLETE IT. CREATE A GREAT TITLE: Write an attention grabbing title o (A catchy title like: The Amazing Houdini!) IDENTIFY AND EXPLAIN WHO THIS PERSON WAS His/her basic biographic information o An image of your person. (Coloured if possible) o Full Name o Birth and Death (The year they were born and year they died) o The country they were born in or where they lived most of their life. o Educational Background o Interesting Facts or Stories SHOW HOW THEIR WORK AFFECTED THEIR TIME (the Renaissance and Humanism) o Explain what they did. o Identify and describe their major works or accomplishments. o What did they do that made them so famous? o How did the Church or the Governments of the time react to their work or ideas? o Did things change because of your person’s activities? EXPLAIN HOW THEIR WORK AFFECTS OUR TIME (Today) o Use the Worldview icon and the 7 elements to identify and explain how our modern western worldview was affected or influenced by this person and their work. o What do we do, or think or believe because of this person and their actions. MAKE YOUR WORK EYE-CATCHING AND INTERESTING! o Make sure the title is BIG and BOLD and BRIGHT! o Add interesting “extras” like crosswords, word searches, comics, quotes etc. and make sure your finished piece is finished and PROFESSIONAL!! Options for the format: Front-page of a Newspaper An informational poster. RESOURCES FOR THIS PROJECT: The Textbook should be the 1st place you look. The Internet has lots of good information and twice as much bad so you need to EVALUATE and THINK! about the source of the information. I can provide you with large paper to put your work on or you can provide your own. Use pencil crayons or colour to make your work bright and eye-catching. GIVING CREDIT For any images, information or ideas that are not yours – you need to let the viewer know where these ideas are from. o Book: Name of the book and the Page Number that you found the information. o Internet: Name of the Website & the URL Address (copied and Pasted) and the date that you copied it. TEXTBOOK EXAMPLE: If I found this idea in the textbook: Petrarch was one of the most important poets in the early Renaissance. According to our textbook, “Petrarch was the leading Italian poet of his time”. and put it on my poster, then at the bottom of my poster I would include this: 1 Worldviews: Contact and Change (p. 75) You can show me which quote or idea came from where by putting a little number beside each piece of information and each source. INTERNET EXAMPLE: Petrarch had originally studied to be a lawyer, but because he loved literature so much he devoted his life to writing poems and he took his inspiration from the ideas of Classic Latin. 2 2 http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/454103/Petrarch HERE ARE SOME SKETCHES THAT SHOW YOU HOW YOUR PROJECT MAY LOOK. RESEARCH GUIDE: Collect your information here BEFORE creating your poster or newspaper. (If there is not enough space here then make your own chart in your notes) TOPIC (Example) NAME: Name: Birth date: Date of Death: Place of Birth: Where did he/she live most of their life? Education Anything else interesting you found out? What was his/her job? What was their most famous invention(s), idea(s) or activity(ies)? What did they do that made them so famous? How did the Church or the Governments of the time react to their work or ideas? Did things change because of your person’s activities? (Did they change what people did or thought or both?) INFORMATION SOURCE Francesca Petrarcha Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P etrarch) Nov. 20, 2014 Does his/her ideas or inventions affect us today? (Does it affect what we do or believe or know?) Look at the Worldview Icon: Are any of the 7 elements in our worldview affected of influenced because of this person? EVALUATION: Your work will be evaluated according to the rubric below: Aspect Who was the person? 8.2.4.b - How did the Renaissance spark the growth and exchange of ideas and knowledge across Europe 8.2.4.e - In what ways did thinkers and philosophers influence society in the development of a humanist worldview during the Renaissance? 8.S.7 - Apply the research process What was significant about what this person did? How did their work affect their time? Beginning Acceptable Proficient Mastery Details are limited, may be inaccurate and/or unrelated and demonstrate a limited understanding of person. - Details are general and on-topic and demonstrate a basic understanding of person. - Details are specific and relevant and demonstrate a competent understanding of person. - Details are specific, relevant, and accurate and demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the person. Student eludes to relationship between their person and the changes of the Renaissance Student identifies relationship between their person and the changes of the Renaissance Student comprehends the relationship between their person and the changes of the Renaissance Student analyses the relationship between their person and the changes of the Renaissance - Student demonstrates an incomplete understanding of the implications for their topic in the future - Student demonstrates an adequate understanding of the implications for their topic in the future - Student demonstrates an effective understanding of the implications for their topic in the future - Student demonstrates an insightful understanding of the implications for their topic in the future Student has demonstrated limited or incomplete research. Student has demonstrated basic research by including information from some sources. Student has demonstrated strong research by including information from a variety of sources. Student has demonstrated in depth, exemplary research by including information from a wide variety of sources. (The Renaissance and Humanism) How did the work of this person affect our worldview today? You need to show me that you looked at your textbook, and the several internet sites for your information.