Projects on the Renaissance Era

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Projects on the Renaissance Era
Go to http://www.mttam.org/~cangelo
Use the following websites for your research
A JOURNEY THROUGH THE RENAISSANCE
http://library.thinkquest.org/C005356/journey.htm
An interesting website that covers many aspects of the Renaissance period including:
Historical information, daily life, musical instruments, art, architecture and more.
To access “A Journey Through the Renaissance” click on MENU, then click on QUESTS.
There are 8 categories in the “Quests.” Investigate the following Quests: WAR of THE
ROSES, POLITICS, ART, MUSIC, REFORMATION
http://www.learner.org/interactives/renaissance/
A good site that covers many aspects of the Renaissance period including: History, Economy,
Art, Religion, life and times, and many other categories by clicking on “Related Resources”
Good site on Music of the Renaissance
www.essentialsofmusic.com
Click on “ERAS” then click on “RENAISSANCE” under the ERAS ONLINE in the left column.
A good site that covers the historical background and characteristics of the musical styles of each
Era including composers and musical examples from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century.
A GUIDE TO RENAISSANCE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
http://www.music.iastate.edu/antiqua/instrumt.html
Review: good site for Renaissance instruments with pictures and some sound examples
Choose one of the following projects on the Renaissance Period
Project 1: News Reporter
Believe you are a reporter for a newspaper or a television channel and write an article about a
major event that occurred during the Renaissance period as if you were reporting during the
times.
1. Report on a major event with accurate historical facts that describe the event.
2. Include at least two to three famous people (a politician, a scientist, inventor, artist, a
musician or a philosopher who are connected to the event or invention.
3. Include a representation of a change in culture from Medieval times such as
a particular
artwork or piece of music.
Project 2: Entertainment Reporter
Believe you are a reporter for television and create a presentation about “What’s On” in the
Arts world during the Renaissance period as if you were reporting during the times.
1. Report on the musical events of the day.
2. Include at least four famous people in the arts during the Renaissance period - a painter, a
musician, a composer or an author.
3. You must include the influences of each artist, a description of their work and their
contribution to Renaissance Art / Music / Literature.
Project 3: Powerpoint/Keynote Presentation
Create a presentation using Powerpoint or Keynote about the Renaissance period.
1. Your presentation should cover some historical background including dates, definition of
the term “Renaissance,” what was going on in Science, Music, Art and Literature. .
2. Your presentation should include five famous people from science, music, art and literature.
Include some examples of their work.
3. If you use music to accompany your presentation, it must be by a composer from the
Renaissance period.
4. If you use examples of art – it must also be from the Renaissance period.
Project 4: Playwright
In a group of 2-4 write a short script for a short play on an important historical event or
invention that occurred in the Renaissance. It should include:
1. A particular event or invention with accurate historical facts that describe the event or
invention.
2. At least two famous people (a politician, a scientist, inventor, artist, a musician or a
philosopher who are connected to the event or invention.
3. A representation of a change in culture from Medieval times such as
a particular artwork
or piece of music.
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