All The Worlds A Stage . . . Did Shakespeare Need A Tudor?
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic Unit on the Renaissance for 7th Grade The Renaissance was a monumental historical time when people in Europe broke through the dark ages of illiteracy and oppression to a time when developing skills, valuing public worth, and a commitment to public life was stressed. It is considered the beginning of the Modern World, and provided the opportunity to look at the beauty of our world through the arts. This unit allows middle school students to examine how religious, scientific, and cultural changes helped to transform political structures in Europe. The science, geography, politics, religion, and art of the Renaissance has shaped the way we live our lives today.