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Renaissance Italy and the Reformation: Women

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

Source: Primavera. (Botticelli, 1480). 

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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 | Women: general reading

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Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | Women: Sofonisba Anguissola

Sofonisba Anguissola

Level 1 resourceArticles

Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | Women: Lucrezia Borgia

Lucrezia BorgiaLucrezia Borgia

Lucrezia was the daughter of Pope of Pope Alexander VI and sister of Cesare Borgia a major inspiration for Machiavelli's "The Prince" an influential book on politics, power and diplomacy. Highly educated and intelligent, Lucrezia was married off three times by her family for political gain.

Did you know that in 2008 National Gallery of Victoria discovered that "the subject of a mysterious Renaissance portrait it has owned since 1965 is Lucrezia Borgia, and that the painter is famed Renaissance artist Dosso Dossi"? Click here to explore more.

Source: Dosso Dossi, Lucrezia Borgia, (National Gallery of Victoria: 1587-5)

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Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | Women: Francesca Caccini

Francesca Caccini

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Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | Women: Isabella I of Castile

Isabella I of Castile - Queen of Spain

Born in 1451 in Madrigal de las Altas Torres (Spain) into the royal House of Trastámara and died in 1504 in Medina del Campo (Spain). Queen of Spain in her own right, with her husband Ferdinand she helped create a united Spain, and in sponsoring the explorations of Christopher Columbus establish Latin America.

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Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | Women: Marguerite d’Angouleme

Marguerite d’Angouleme

Level 1 resourceArticles

Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | Women: Catherine de’ Medici

Catherine de’ Medici - Queen of France

Born in Florence (Italy) in 1519 and died in Blois (France) in 1589.

Level 1 resourceArticles

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Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | Women: Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi - painter

Born in Rome (Italy) in 1593 and died in Naples (Italy) in 1652/53

Level 1 resourceArticles

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Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | Women: Caterina Sforza

Caterina Sforza

Level 1 resourceArticles

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Renaissance Italy and the Reformation | Women: Videos

Level 2 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view these videos on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

"Take a step back in time and into the boudoir of the future Queen of France, Marie de Medici. Learn the secrets to all the layers of clothing, where they evolved from, and their meanings." (CostumeTrek, 2019)

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In text reference / citation: CostumeTrek (2019) or (CostumeTrek, 2019)
Bibliography / Reference list: CostumeTrek (2019). Dressing a Rennaissance Queen, [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/_3aj2vQbJHU

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