Ch 1: AP European History - Overview of the Renaissance: Tutoring Solution

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  • Take a look at a timeline of Renaissance events.
  • Describe Italy's transformation during the Italian Renaissance.
  • Discuss the rise and fall of the House of Medici.
  • Learn about the conditions that led to the 14th century peasant revolts across Europe.
  • Explain how the parliament came about.
  • Understand why banking grew in popularity during the Renaissance.
  • Learn how modern nation states were formed.
  • Examine Renaissance heresies.
  • Explain how Renaissance ideas were transmitted to Northern Europe.
  • Describe the state of France after the 100 Years' War.
  • Discuss the reasons Europeans sailed to America.
  • Understand the impact the printing press had on the world.

12 Lessons in Chapter 1: AP European History - Overview of the Renaissance: Tutoring Solution
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The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

1. The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

Between the Hundred Years War and the peace treaties of Westphalia, an astonishing number of significant historical events occurred. Develop an understanding of the timeline from the 1300s to the early 1600s which form the time periods of, respectively: The Renaissance, the Reformation, the Age of Discovery, and the Elizabethan Era.

The Italian Renaissance and Italy's Transformation

2. The Italian Renaissance and Italy's Transformation

Italy was the birthplace of the Renaissance, a historical period in which people had a renewed interest in education, art, and philosophy of ancient Greeks and Romans. Learn about many of the reasons why the Renaissance began in Italy such as its location, and the transformation of the country driven by its wealthy merchant class in the 14th century.

The House of Medici: Rise and Fall of a Banking Family

3. The House of Medici: Rise and Fall of a Banking Family

Italy's Medici family had a great deal of power and influence during the Renaissance period. Learn about the House of Medici and explore the rise and fall of a banking family. Become familiar with central figures in the Medici family, including Giovanni, Cosimo, Lorenzo, and the Medici Popes.

Fourteenth-Century Peasant Revolts Across Europe

4. Fourteenth-Century Peasant Revolts Across Europe

The fourteenth century was a time of great unrest across Europe as many peasant revolts took place. Examine the status of Europe in the fourteenth century and the events leading up to the peasant revolts in England and France.

The Birth of Parliament: Monarchs vs. the Aristocracy

5. The Birth of Parliament: Monarchs vs. the Aristocracy

The birth of parliaments involved the middle class in the government of monarchies, at least to some extent. Explore how monarchs consolidated their power by giving voice to the middle class, as well as by challenging the church and the aristocracy. Furthermore, learn various related definitions, including Renaissance, Feudalism, and parliament, as well as challenges faced by the church, the middle class, and the aristocracy.

The Renaissance Economy: The Rise of Banking

6. The Renaissance Economy: The Rise of Banking

Due to the increase in commercial activity during the Renaissance, the banking industry began to expand to make it easier for merchants to conduct business away from home. Learn more about the rise of banking in the Renaissance era, the Black Plague's impact, double system entry, and bills of exchange.

The Formation of Modern Nation States

7. The Formation of Modern Nation States

The collapse of feudalism and the waning control of the Church resulted in a proliferation of European nation-states in the 15th century. Discover how new trade routes and powerful monarchs helped change the political landscape of Europe for centuries to come.

The Renaissance Heresies of Wycliffe and Hus

8. The Renaissance Heresies of Wycliffe and Hus

John Wycliffe was a revolutionary who utilized the words of the Bible to rally against church authority, membership, and traditions while continuing his practices through his followers, such as Jan Hus. Learn more about the the Renaissance heresies of Wycliffe and Hus, and understand their importance in history.

The Northern Renaissance

9. The Northern Renaissance

Many great works came from artists such as Erasmus, More, Durer, and Vermeer during the Northern Renaissance, which followed the Italian Renaissance. Learn more about the Northern Renaissance, understand how it spread from the Italian Renaissance, and identify the three main differences between the two movements.

France and the Valois at the End of the 100 Years War

10. France and the Valois at the End of the 100 Years War

The Valois monarchy rose to power following the conclusion of the Hundred Years War, rejuvenating French patriotism. Track the changes in militarism and feudalism in France, and how security was achieved through centralized government.

The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas

11. The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas

During the Age of Exploration, Europeans risked passing the waters of the Old World to explore the New World. Explore three reasons Europeans sailed to the Americas, including a spirit of adventure, religion, and a desire for wealth.

How the Printing Press Changed the World

12. How the Printing Press Changed the World

The printing press changed the world in numerous ways, as it allowed ideas to be distributed more easily. Learn about the history of the printing press from wood block-printing to moveable type, and discover the impact it had on society, religion, and literacy.

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