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Renaissance Italy and the Reformation: Overview

Year 8 History: Middle Ages and early exploration | Renaissance Italy (c.1400 – c.1600) ACDSEH | VCHHK

Source: Allegory of Good and Bad Government. (Ambrogio Lorenzetti, 1339).

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General Capabilities
Enduring Understandings

Students understand the significant challenges and developments faced by the society that caused progress or decline, including the Reformation, Renaissance and Age of Exploration.

Essential Questions
  • What key beliefs and values emerged and how did they influence societies?
  • Which significant people, groups and ideas from this period have influenced the world today?
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Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | Introduction

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Arts and humanities Europe 1300-1600 Renaissance and after in Italy: 1500sToward the High Renaissance, an introduction.

Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | Introduction eBooks

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Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | The plague and the Renaissance

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Renaissance Italy (c.1400 – c.1600) | Curriculum Alignment and Metadata

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