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From Gutenberg to Gates How Ideas of the Renaissance Era Continue to Impact Us Today

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An Integrated, Interdisciplinary Thematic Unit Exploring the Various Influences of the European Renaissance on Today's Culture The Renaissance period is a period when major changes took place in areas of arts and science. After the plague, the feudal system broke down. People were reevaluating their personal needs in life. An overwhelming thirst for knowledge and individuality separated this period from the previous when church was the dominating factor in everyday life. It is probably the most brilliant of all periods in European history. It has a profound effect on today's life. Some of the greatest literatures, architectures, theories, and philosophies were developed during this time period. This unit also meets the scope and sequence of the 7th grade curriculum.