Ch 6: NES: The Renaissance

About This Chapter

This chapter highlights the events of the Renaissance era. Check out each of the videos, which will familiarize you with some of the material you'll need to know when taking the NES Middle Grades Social Science examination.

NES: The Renaissance - Chapter Summary

These animated lessons can teach you facts about the Renaissance and the transformation of Italy that you may have previously not known. Gather the information you'll need as you move toward your goal of passing the NES Middle Grades Social Science examination. The creation of banking systems, the concept of humanism and the development of nation states are also topics of this chapter's helpful videos. As a result of your review, you could be capable of:

  • Discussing specific events of the Renaissance era
  • Explaining the reasons for Italy's transformation
  • Examining the effects of humanism during the Renaissance
  • Describing the various art forms of the Renaissance period
  • Explaining the advent of banking and the development of modern nation-states
  • Discussing the events and politics of the Northern Renaissance
  • Summarizing the life experiences of Leonardo Da Vinci

Utilize these online video lessons to supplement your prior education while you prepare for the NES Middle Grades Social Science examination. Learn and review with the guidance of experienced instructors and social science experts. The videos themselves are short and self-paced. They include pause and rewind features as well as video tags for moving quickly among main subjects. The 5-question multiple-choice quizzes test your comprehension, and the text transcripts reflect the videos exactly.

NES: The Renaissance Chapter Objectives

Questions on the Renaissance era are part of the History domain area of the NES Middle Grades Social Science examination; the History section makes up 50% of content of this four-domain test. Test-takers must adhere to a three-hour time limit for answering all of the computer-based examination's 150 multiple-choice questions.

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: NES: The Renaissance
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The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

1. The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

In this lesson, we will build an outline of the historical events which flow together to form the time periods of the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Discovery, and the Elizabethan era.

The Italian Renaissance and Italy's Transformation

2. The Italian Renaissance and Italy's Transformation

This lesson will discuss the three main reasons why Italy transformed from a group of competing city-states to the home of the birth of the Renaissance.

Humanism in the Renaissance: Recognizing the Beauty of the Individual

3. Humanism in the Renaissance: Recognizing the Beauty of the Individual

In this lesson, we will be discussing how humanism changed the idea of the individual from something sinful and controlled by the Church into something of great beauty and worth.

Renaissance Art: Artists, Paintings, Sculptures & Architecture

4. Renaissance Art: Artists, Paintings, Sculptures & Architecture

In this lesson, we will be discussing Renaissance art, focusing primarily on paintings, sculptures, and architecture. We will also be learning how humanism affected the art of this time period.

The Renaissance Economy: The Rise of Banking

5. The Renaissance Economy: The Rise of Banking

In this lesson, we will discuss the rise of banking and the Renaissance economy. We will highlight the Medici family and the rise of the middle class.

The Formation of Modern Nation States

6. The Formation of Modern Nation States

This lesson explains the formation of the modern nation-states. It will highlight how the decline of feudalism, as well as the decline in church power, helped bring about the modern nation-state. It will also feature several monarchs who ruled during these times.

The Northern Renaissance

7. The Northern Renaissance

This lesson will focus on the Northern Renaissance. It will contrast the Renaissance of the North with the Italian Renaissance, exploring these differences in the areas of art, politics, and religion.

Leonardo da Vinci: Biography

8. Leonardo da Vinci: Biography

This lesson will focus on the life of Leonardo da Vinci. It will highlight his career as an artist, an inventor, a scientist and a student of the human form. It will also include many of his most famous works.

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