A new way of looking at the world! Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain what the Renaissance is and how Humanism changed Europe s way of thinking. Activating prior knowledge... refers Rome. to the cultures of Ancient Greece and Period between the Roman Empire and the Re-Birth of Europe. Not very many new ideas about art or literature. People did NOT think for themselves, and followed strict social structures and beliefs. French for Re-birth . This is the re-birth of classical culture and art in Europe after the Dark Ages. Centered in Italy. Embraces a new way of thinking called Humanism. The word renaissance means re-birth . What was reborn during the Renaissance? A. Interest in Christianity B. The Byzantine Empire C. Interest in classical culture D. The Islamic religion The word renaissance means re-birth . What was reborn during the Renaissance? C. Interest in classical culture Where A. did the Renaissance take place? Germany B. Italy C. Byzantine Empire D. Greece Where B. did the Renaissance take place? Italy The new way of thinking during the Renaissance was called_______________. Humanism Humanists formed a belief in the importance of the individual . Humanism also valued classical culture. Name of a poet who was one of the first Humanists. Loved books. Believed people could learn by reading on their own. Studied classical literature. Make an inference: If Petrarch studied classical literature, what kinds of books would he have read? Classical (Recall books from Greece or Rome. from what you learned about Ancient Greece: These may have included the works of philosophers like Aristotle, Plato, or Homer.) Humanists believe that people have the ability to think for themselves and create their own lives. People can do this apart from social class or family. King Nobles. lords Knights Peasants FREE TO THINK! NOT STUCK IN THIS PYRAMID! Why were humanist beliefs so different from medieval thinking and feudalism? A s tell B s B s tell A s Now I will select someone to explain to the class. Humanists focused on the present. The Church focused on the afterlife. Humanists believed people should use their own minds and question everything. The Church believed people should follow its teachings without question in order to save their souls. Do you think Humanist ideas might have caused a conflict with the Church? Why? Predict: What might the Church s reaction be to these new ideas? In order to further study the potential of human beings, people can study the HUMANITIES: areas of study that focuses on human life and culture, such as: history, literature, and ethics. (Artists in the Renaissance will also encourage the study of the human body as well as the mind.) In what way do your studies at school embrace humanist ideas? A s tell B s B s tell A s I will now choose someone to share with the class. How was Europe s thinking re-born (changed) from Medieval Times to the Renaissance? A s tell B s B s tell A s I will now choose people to share with the class.