• Standard:

    7.8 Students analyze the origins, accomplishments, and geographic diffusion of the Renaissance.


    7.10 Students analyze the historical developments of the Scientific Revolution and its lasting effect on religious, political, and cultural institutions.


    7.11 Students analyze political and economic change in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries (Enlightenment and Age of Reason).


    Essential Question: How do new ideas change the way people (societies) live?

    The Impact of Ideas Learning Targets

    -NOTE: the Learning Targets are being completed through Google Classroom. At the end of the Unit Please Print your learning targets and glue them to the appropiate page for the unit. Please ask your student to show you their Learning Targets.

    Learning Targets Exemplar (This is from a different Unit)


    Learning Targets Request for Regrade and Feedback Form

    Learning Target # Learning Target
    1 I can describe the way a revival of classical learning and the arts fostered new interest in humanism (the balance of intellect and religious faith). (7.8.1)
    2 I can explain the importance of Florence in the early Renaissance and the growth of independent trading cities (Venice, ect.), explaining the cities importance in the spread of Renaissance ideas. (7.8.2)
    3 I can explain the effects of the reopening of the ancient “Silk Road” between Europe and China, including Marco Polo’s travels and the location of his routes. (7.8.3)
    4 I can describe the growth and effects of new ways of disseminating information (i.e. the ability to manufacture paper, translation of the Bible into the vernacular languages, printing). (7.8.4)
    5 I can explain advances in literature, the arts, science, mathematics, cartography, engineering, and the understanding of human anatomy and astronomy by Renaissance figures (i.e. Dante Alighieri, Leonardo di Vinci, Michelangelo di Buonarroti, Johann Gutenberg, William Shakespeare). (7.8.5)
    6 I can describe/discuss the roots of the Scientific Revolution. (7.10.1)
    7 I can explain the significance of the new scientific theories (Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton) and the significance of new inventions such as the telescope, microscope, thermometer, and barometer. (7.10.2)
    8 I can explain the scientific method advanced by Bacon and Descartes, the influence of new scientific rationalism on the growth of democratic ideas, and the coexistence of science with traditional religious beliefs. (7.10.3)
    9  I can explain how the main ideas of the Enlightenment can be traced to movements such as the Renaissance, and the Scientific Revolution, and to the Greeks, Romans, and Christianity. (7.11.4)
    10 I can describe how democratic thought and institutions were influenced by Enlightenment thinkers such as John Locke, Charles-Louis Montesquieu, and the American Founders. (7.11.5)

    I can describe and explain how the principles in the Magna Carta were embodied in such documents as the English Bill of Rights and the American Declaration of Independence. (7.11.6)

  • *In addition to the schedule, below you will find necessary readings and informational maps*

    The Impact of Ideas Unit Schedule

    Day Date Assignment/Classwork
    Monday  April 22  No School
    Tuesday  April 23  
    Wednesday April 24  
    Thursday April 25  
    Friday April 26  CW: LT#2: Renaissance Map and Geography Challenge
    Monday  April 29  CW: LT#1: Cornell Notes: Humanism (see google classroom)
    Tuesday  April 30  CW: LT#2 & LT #4: Renaissance Article (see google classroom)
    Wednesday  May 1  CW: LT#3: Marco Polo Map (see Google Classroom)
    Thursday  May 2  CW: LT#5: Renaissance Figures Gallery Walk (see Google Classroom)
    Friday  May 3  CW: LT#5: Renaissance Figures Gallery Walk (see Google Classroom)



     May 6 CW: Learning Targets #1-5 Workday 



    May 7 

    CW: Quiz #1: Renaissance (LT#1-5)

    Vocabulary #1-14 DUE

    Start LT#6: Roots of Scientific Revolution Prezi Notes/GO (see Google Classroom)



    May 8  CW: Finish LT #6: Roots of Scientific Revolution Prezi and Start LT#7 and 8: Scientific Revolution Figures Gallery Walk (See Google Classroom)



     May 9

     CW: Finish LT# 7 & 8 Scientific Revolution Figures Gallery Walk

    Start Scientific Revolution Figures Chararacter Sketch (Due Monday at the Beginning of Class)


     May 10  CW: Scientific Revolution Figures Chararacter Sketch (Due Monday at the Beginning of Class)
    Monday  May 13

     CW: LT# 6-8 Workday


    Tuesday  May 14

     CW: Quiz #2: Scientific Revolution (LT#6-8)

    Vocabulary #15-26 DUE


    LT#9: Roots of Enlightenment Graphic Organizer with McGH 388 (See Google Classroom)

    Wednesday  May 15  LT#10: Enlightenment Figures Gallery Walk with Guiding Questions (See Google Classroom)
    Thursday  May 16  Finish: LT #10: Enlightenment Figures Gallery Walk with Guiding Questions (See Google Classroom)
    Friday  May 17  Start: LT#10: Duel Enlightenment Figures Character Sketch (Due Tuesday at the start of class)
     Monday  May 20  CW: LT#10/11: Duel Enlightenment Figures Character Sketch (Due Tuesday at the start of class)
    Tuesday May 21

    CW: LT#10/11: Duel Enlightenment Character Sketch DUE at the start of class.

    LT#9-11 Workday

    Wednesday May 22

    CW: Quiz #3: Enlightenment (LT#9-11)

    Vocabulary #27-39 DUE


    Thursday  May 23

    CW: The Impact of Ideas Sketch Notes Title Page Due; Start Age of Exploration


  • The Impact of Ideas Unit Vocabulary

    Vocabulary should be done in Cornell format: with the Vaocabulary numbered with the page number in () to the left of your cornell line and a definition to the right of the cornell line, Under each vocabulary term on the left side draw a sketch to represent the term and to the right under the definition use the term in a historically accurate sentente. Please see the example for formatWorld Religions Student Sample Vocabulary 1 World Religions Student Sample Vocabulary 2 

    The Impact of Ideas Unit Vocabulary
    1. The Renaissance Begins 2. New Ideas and Art 3. The Scientific Revolution 4. The Enlightenment






    6.Machiavelli/The Prince (369)


    8.Gutenberg Printing Press (372)

    9.Dante Alighieri (372)/ The Divine Comedy

    10. Geoffrey Chaucer/The Canterbury Tales (372)

    11. Perspective

    12. Leonardo da Vinci (375)

    13. Michelangelo (375)

    14. William Shakespeare (377)

    15. theory

    16. geocentric

    17. Scientific Revolution

    18. Nicolaus Copernicus (381)

    19. heliocentric

    20. ellipses

    21. Galileo Galilei (382)

    22. Sir Isaac Newton/Newton’s Laws (383)

    23. gravity

    24. elements

    25. rationalism

    26. Scientific Method

    27. Age of Enlightenment

    28. Thomas Hobbes (388)

    29. absolutism

    30. John Locke (389)

    31. Glorious Revolution

    32. Constitutional Monarchy

    33. Magna Carta

    34. social contract

    35. Baron Montesquieu (390)

    36. separation of powers

    37. Voltaire (391-392)

    38. Mary Wollstonecraft (392)

    39. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (392)
  • *In addition to the table of contents, below are templates and instructions for the various assignments*

    The Impact of Ideas TOC

    (Page #'s go on the top outside corner of each page)

    Please write out each Learning Target at the top of each assignment.

    Samples of Sketch Notes:

    1. Student Samples from Japan Unit (these are much larger)

    2. English/Language Arts Sketch Notes Sample for format only

    Page # Assignment LT #
    36 (right hand page) The Impact of Ideas Title Page (Legal size Paper, see Martz for the paper)  
    37(right hand page)-38  The Impact of Ideas Table of Contents (TOC)  
    39(right hand page)-40  The Impact of Ideas Learning Targets  
    41(right hand page)-42 The Impact of Ideas Vocabulary  
    43(right hand page)-44 The Impact of Ideas Study Guide LTs 1-11
    45 Renaissance Map and Geography Challenge Questions   2
     46  Cornell Notes: Humanism  1
     47  Renaissance Article GO: Florence and New Ways to Communicate  2 & 4
     48  Marco Polo Map  3
     49  Renaissance Figures GO  5
     50 Roots of the Scientific Revolution Prezi  6
     51 Scientific Revolution Figures GO  & 8 
     52 Roots of Enlightenment GO 9
     53 Enlightenment Figures and their Impact GO  10 & 11