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Da Vinci and the Renaissance: Interactive Lesson Plan with DVD

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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 91 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: A&E Video
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This lesson gives students an excellent overview of 15th century Europe and the rich cultural achievements of the Italian Renaissance. Focusing on one of history's greatest artists and inventors, this lesson traces the political rivalries, philosophical accomplishments, and artistic achievements of Leonardo da Vinci.

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Fifteenth Century Italy was filled with great achievements and political rivalry. This lesson traces the birth of humanism, explores the rise of Florentine guilds and delves into the great artistic and political achievements of the time.

The life, words and works of Leonardo da Vinci are utilized to better understand the context of the dynamic period in which he lived. Framing da Vinci's works were rivaling banking families, the papacy and the dawn of a new philosophy. This lesson provides better understanding of the Italian Renaissance as embodied by one of history's most renowned artists and inventors.

Primary Sources Include:

  • Writings by da Vinci, Leon Battista Alberti and Machiavelli
  • An edict from a Florentine guild
  • Primary images of architecture by Brunelleschi and artwork by Raphael, and more

The Multimedia Classroom contains a full-length documentary on DVD accompanied by a comprehensive social studies lesson plan organized by subject on CD-ROM.

Each lesson integrates short video clips that bring history topics alive, printable primary source documents, maps and other visual aids, printable review and critical thinking questions, vocabulary lessons, internet-based activities, and other resources. These materials are designed to correlate to both national and state curriculum standards.

The History Channel Multimedia Classroom is a set of exciting new social studies teaching tools drawn from its award-winning program content. These comprehensive lesson plans, correlated to individual state and national curriculum standards, are easy to use for both teachers and students.

Each unit contains the following:

  • Short video segments that bring history topics to life
  • Maps and other visual materials
  • Discussion and review questions
  • Easily printable primary source documents
  • Classroom activities and Internet-based activity links

Suitable for Middle School through Junior College.

For PC and MAC users system requirements, click here.

Every lesson is designed to offer maximum flexibility. Teachers can select entire plans or only the elements they need, allowing them to individually tailor each lesson. Each multimedia lesson is available in CD-ROM format (both PC & Mac compatible) and is accompanied by full-length award-winning programs on DVD from The History Channel®.

Minimum system requirements for PC users:

  • Intel Pentium III Processor or higher
  • Windows 2000 or Windows XP
  • 256 MB RAM minimum, 512 MB RAM recommended
  • 550 MB Available Hard Disk Space
  • 800x600, 16-bit (thousands of colors) color display or better
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Mouse
  • PCI Sound Card and Speakers
  • Printer recommended

Minimum system requirements for MAC users:

  • Mac® OS 10.3
  • iMac or G3 350 MHz or faster processor
  • 256 MB RAM minimum, 512 MB RAM recommended
  • 550 MB Available Hard Disk Space
  • 800x600 16-bit (thousands of colors) color display or better
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Mouse
  • Sound Card and Speakers
  • Printer recommended

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