Virtual School assignment – humanities

I wish all of you an enjoyable May holiday. The assignments below need to be completed before your return to school on Wednesday, May 5th. A homework grade will be given for all work assigned. Email me if you have any questions or need any help.

  • Vocabulary Lesson #14 (pgs. 87-92) – all book work
  • Write Source grammar work (pgs. 244, 245, 247, 248, 249, 252, 253, 506, and 507) Re-read each lesson, complete the “Try It” sections and then apply the lesson to your own persuasive essay.
  • Persuasive Essay – finish writing your persuasive essay for the Renaissance Art Project. You should edit and revise your writing using the lessons in your Write Source book. You need to peer-edit each group-member’s essay. Read each person’s essay in your group. Give suggestions for editing and make revisions as necessary. You need to self-assess your essay using the persuasive essay rubric below.

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Renaissance Video #3 – Art, Music and Literature

Renaissance Art, Music & LiteratureRenaissance Art, music and lit

Video focus questions


  1. Copy these questions onto a word document.
  2. Take notes in a different font color below the questions.
  3. Answer all questions in a third color under your notes.

Be sure to re-state the question in your answer.  All responses should be well thought out and well-written.

  1. Name some of the important artists and writers of the Renaissance.
  2. What contributed to Renaissance painting being different from the painting of previous periods?
  3. What were some to f the causes of the artistic boom during the Renaissance?
  4. What is the relationship between anatomy, painting and sculpture?
  5. Why was the concept of making things look real important to Renaissance artists?
  6. How did artists create fresco?
  7. Why was Machiavelli nicknamed “Old Nick”?
  8. What was the role of the patron during the Renaissance?
  9. Describe what it might have been like to have been a commoner attending the Globe Theatre.
  10. What made Shakespeare’s plays so popular?
  11. What were some of the hardships that Renaissance artists faced?
  12. What literary form was used to compose madrigals?
  13. What were patrons trying to achieve by commissioning artists?

Due:  Monday/Tuesday in humanities class 4/26 -4/27