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During the Middle Ages, artists painted pictures having to do with the
Bible and religion, but Renaissance painters worked on landscapes portraits
and scenes from everyday life. Choose one of the following art project&emdash;a,
b, or c -and prepare a detailed sketch in the style of a Renaissance artist.
a poem about life in the Renaissance. It might be on exploration, education,
science, farming, famous people or anything else from the period. Your
poem should have at least 16 lines. The first line of the poem should rhyme
with the second line, the third line should rhyme with the fourth, line
the fifth with the sixth, and so on.
before the Renaissance centered on the design of churches. But during the
1300's, 1400's and 1500's, attention was also given to the design of palaces,
public buildings and homes. As an architect it is your job to draw a building
that workers will eventually construct. Make a detailed drawing of either
a church, palace, public building or home. Also include a sketch of the
building's floor plan.
new form of literature which appeared during the Renaissance was biography
-- a story of someone's life. Choose one of the following famous people
of the Renaissance and write their biography: Copernicus, Galileo, Joan
of Arc, Shakespeare, Machiavelli, Gutenberg, Columbus, Da Vinci, Michaelangelo,Cartier,
Luther. Before writing the biography read about the person in your textbook
or in an encyclopedia. Use facts from these sources in your story. (150
or more words)
You are a scientist specializing in "anatomy" __ the dissecting taking
apart for study) of plants and animals. In particular, you are interested
in human anatomy. For some time now you have been cutting open dead bodies
to study bones, joints and internal organs. Write a report (150 or more
words) describing your most recent experiments and findings. You may want
to make some sketches of bones, muscles, joints, or internal organs (Internal
organs include the heart, lungs, brain, etc.,) Your report should contain
information on the location and function of various parts of the body.
work for a Portuguese trading company, It is the 1500's and Portugal controls
trade between Europe and the Far East. You are a crewman on board a ship
that makes two voyages each year around Africa to India, You have just
returned from one of these trips when the captain makes an announcement.
He says the ship will be leaving for India again in just a few days. 'This
is unexpected news because it is usually a month between trips. It means
you will not be able to return home to visit friends and family. So you
decide to write a letter telling everyone about the just completed voyage
to India. Tell the family about your job onboard ship. Mention kinds of
goods brought back from India for sale in Europe, And be sure to tell how
your ship was attacked along the coast of Africa by English sea dogs. (pirates)
and how you were a hero in battle. (150 or more words).
Plays, especially those by England's William Shakespeare, were enjoyed
by the people-of Western Europe. Choose one of the following topics --
a, b, or c -- and write a short one act play that has 4 to 6 characters.
People you might put in your play are suggested below. Give names to your
characters and make up a title for your drama. You may write a comedy or