Social Studies – World History
Clinton High School
The Renaissance and Reformation – Unit
Date: ____________ Name:
Layer: Choose 1 assignment per objective in addition to the required
assignment in objective 2. Due Date: __________
1 (Section 1 Notes): Describe the foundations of the Renaissance
including how Leonardo da Vinci was the “Ideal Renaissance Man.”
Write a 1 page paper on Leonardo da Vinci. Research another
famous person that you feel contributed to society during that time as
much as da Vinci did during the Renaissance. Explain their
accomplishments and how they fit in the Renaissance.
Complete the worksheet over the Renaissance (will need textbook)
Textbook page 422 #1, 3, 4
2 (Section 2 Notes): Compare and contrast the styles and influences of
the Italian Renaissance and the Northern Renaissance.
Create a chart using computer paper that compares and contrast the
styles, influence, and artists of the Renaissance and the Northern
Textbook page 427
*Required*Summarize in writing how the printing press was invented, who
invented it, and why it was being used. How did it effect
3 (Section 3 Notes): Summarize the origins of the Catholic Reformation
Write a letter to a friend telling them what you have learned about
Martin Luther and what is happening. Choose one other Protestant
movement from the lesson to include in the letter as well. RUBRIC
Create a poster to be hung in class that demonstrates the origins of
the Reformation RUBRIC
4 (Section 4 Notes): Explain the events surrounding the English
Reformation and be able to relate it to what was learned in previous
Create a flow chart over the progression of the English Reformation. RUBRIC
Primary Source Worksheet: Report on the English Reformation
Objective 5 (Section 5 Notes): Outline the advancements in science
during this era.
Create a mobile over at least 3 major scientific discoveries of the
Ren. & Ref.
Complete the online forum
6 (All Sections): Students should know key terms and people related to
the Renaissance and Reformation.
OIS Quiz (re-take until you get 100% or take highest grade you get)
Create a chart of 15 terms and people FROM THE NOTES
Layer: Choose 2 assignments. Due Date: __________
Prepare a food or drink native to this time period. Along
with the food, bring in the recipe describing how you prepared it and a
description of how it fit into this time period. RUBRIC
In a group of no more than 4, create a video news program (3 minutes
minimum) that shares the cultural aspects of the Renaissance and/or the
Reformation. This can refer back to the church, technology,
people, the arts, etc. This should be recorded to be played back on
television for the class
With no more than one other person, prepare a speech, presentation of a
document, or scene from a play that was written during this period. RUBRIC
Create a review activity for this unit. The best idea from each class
will be selected to be presented and the author will receive a bonus. BE
Layer: Choose 1 assignment. Due Date: __________
Do you think more Protestant Churches are being or could be formed
Create your own work of art using similar influences from the
Renaissance. On the back, prepare 1-2 paragraphs to explain
your artwork and how it is influenced by themes of the Renaissance. RUBRIC
The printing press was a valuable invention. Analyze two recent
inventions (last 10-20 years) that have changed our lives.
Compare and contrast the effects of the printing press.
Signature: The total points for the unit must be on the sheet
before it is signed.