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The Italian Renaissance was the earliest manifestation of the general European Renaissance.


It was a period of great cultural change and achievement that began in Italy during the 14th century and lasted until the 16th century, marking the transition between Medieval and Early Modern Europe¡¦.


The  French word renaissance (Rinascimento in Italian) means "rebirth". The era is best known for the renewed interest in the culture of classical antiquity . The term seems to attempt an erasure of  the inhumanities of the Dark Ages.  It is an affirmation of culture as a means of social equality. Art for all...

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1) Italian Renaissance

2) Chinese Culture (a variety of renaissances)

3) Japanese Renaissance

4) Korean Renaissance


1) Why is the Italian Renaissance so popular in talks on history?

2) Why is the historical focus usually on Western culture regarding renaissances? Is there bias?

3) How do nations/states/countries expand their cultures and influence?

4) How can a culture grow and/or rejuvenate without violence? Are there historical examples?

5) Can you think of other ¡°renaissances¡± in history? What are they? (think of biology, technology, etc.)

6) Do communities need artists? Why or why not? Does culture need artists? Why or why not?

7) How important are teachers of art? Do they deserve the same pay as math and science teachers?

8) Do children need art education? Why or why not?

9) Is art essential to a good life? Why or why not?


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3) Finally, share your ideas (as a whole) in a classroom discussion (with all pairs/groups).


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