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Renaissance Italy and the Reformation: Politics & Power

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

Source: Battle of San Romano. (Uccello, 1435-1440).

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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)

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Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

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Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

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?

Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | Politics & Power: Introduction

Level 2 resourceeBooks

Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | Politics & Power: general reading

Level 2 resourceeBooks

Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | Politics & Power: Italian Wars

Level 1 resourceArticles

Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | Politics & Power: the Medici

The Medici family

The Medici family were Italian merchants and bankers who ruled Florence and, later Tuscany from 1434 to 1737. Unlike the kings and emperors of the time, the Medici family and power came from their wealth.

To explore more about the Medici family's banking and business which gave them wealth and power see the Medici Family resources under the Economy tab.

Level 1 resourceArticles

Level 3 resource

Level 3 resourceeBooks

Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | Politics & Power: Guelf and Ghibelline

Guelf and Ghibelline

Level 1 resourceArticles

Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | Politics & Power: Niccolò Machiavelli and the Prince

Niccolò Machiavelli and the Prince

Level 1 resourceArticles

Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | Politics & Power: Girolamo Savonarola

Girolamo Savonarola

Level 1 resourceArticles

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