About This Chapter
How it works:
- Begin your assignment or other global history and geography work.
- Identify the Renaissance concepts that you're stuck on.
- Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
- Press play, watch and learn!
- Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
- As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.
Who's it for?
This chapter of our NY Regents Global History and Geography Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the Renaissance and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:
- Struggle with understanding the growth of banking, the impact of the printing press, the origins of parliamentary government, the rise and fall of the Medicis or any other Renaissance topic
- Have limited time for studying
- Want a cost effective way to supplement their history and geography learning
- Prefer learning history and geography visually
- Find themselves failing or close to failing their Renaissance unit
- Cope with ADD or ADHD
- Want to get ahead in global history and geography
- Don't have access to their history and geography teacher outside of class
Why it works:
- Engaging Tutors: We make learning about the Renaissance simple and fun.
- Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
- Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live history and geography tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
- Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about the Renaissance on the go!
- Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.
- Take a look at a timeline of Renaissance events.
- Examine Italy's transformation during the Italian Renaissance.
- Discuss humanism in the Renaissance.
- Explore Renaissance art.
- Learn about the rise and fall of the House of Medici.
- Compare and contrast monarchies and aristocracies.
- Discuss the rise of banking in the Renaissance economy.
- Understand what enabled the formation of modern nation states.
- Examine the Renaissance heresies of Hus and Wycliffe.
- Take a look at the Northern Renaissance.
- Discuss Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
- Learn about the state of France after the Hundred Years' War.
- Explore England's War of the Roses.
- Understand what England was like following the War of the Roses.
- Take a look at the biography of Leonardo da Vinci.
- Examine the Spanish Inquisition and Reconquista.
- Explain how the compass helped Columbus.
- Learned how the printing press changed the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5. The House of Medici: Rise and Fall of a Banking Family
This lesson will focus on the Medici family of Florence, Italy. It will explain their rise to power through banking. It will also highlight their influence on the Renaissance era and how they gained influence without violence.
6. The Birth of Parliament: Monarchs vs. the Aristocracy
This lesson will focus on the rise of monarchies during the Renaissance, highlighting the interactions of these monarchies with the church and the aristocracy.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. The Renaissance Heresies of Wycliffe and Hus
This lesson will focus on the Renaissance teachings of John Wycliffe and Jan Hus. It will highlight their challenges to church authority, membership and traditions.
10. 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.
11. Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
This lesson analyzes Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, an early classic of English literature. In it we will highlight Chaucer's criticism of social rank, the position of women, and Church corruption.
12. France and the Valois at the End of the 100 Years War
This lesson focuses on France at the end of The Hundred Years War. It will examine the changes to France in the areas of military tactics, feudalism, and its monarchies. It will also highlight the French monarchs of the time period.
13. England's Wars of the Roses
This lesson will focus on England's Wars of the Roses. It will highlight the key figures from both the Houses of York and Lancaster. It will also identify the importance of the divine right of kings.
14. England and the Tudors at the End of the Wars of the Roses
This lesson will focus on the Tudor Dynasty, which came to power after England's Wars of the Roses. It will focus on the contributions of the five Tudor monarchs in the areas of government, religion, economic and the arts.
15. 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.
16. Reconquista and Spanish Inquisition
This lesson will explain the Spanish Reconquista and the Spanish Inquisition. It will focus on the reasons for each, specifically highlighting the role of Ferdinand and Isabella, and the tortures they allowed.
17. How the Compass Helped Columbus
This lesson will explore the use of the compass during Columbus' voyages to the New World. It will highlight the navigational techniques of dead reckoning and celestial navigation. It will also review the voyages of Columbus.
18. How the Printing Press Changed the World
When you think of inventions that changed the world, you may think of farming tools or the wheel, or even the Internet. However, few can truly compare to the humble printing press.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 160 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 2,000 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the NY Regents Exam - Global History and Geography: Tutoring Solution course
- NY Regents - Major Belief Systems of the World: Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - Prehistory: Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - History of the Ancient Near East: Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - History of Ancient Greece: Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - Hellenism and the Athenian Achievement: Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - The Rise of the Roman Republic: Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - The Fall of the Roman Empire: Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - The Dark Ages: Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - The Early Middle Ages: Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - The Medieval Warm Period: Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - The High Middle Ages: Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - The Late Middle Ages: Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - The Age of Exploration: Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - The Reformation: Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - The Elizabethan Era: Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - Colonialism: Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Western Europe (1648-1715): Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - Power Shifts in Eastern Europe (1648-1740): Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - Empire and Expansion in the 18th Century (1700-1799): Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - The Scientific Revolution & the Enlightenment (1500-1790): Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - The French Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte (1780-1815): Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - Industrialization (1700-1900): Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - Political Developments (1760-1848): Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - The Age of Nationalism (1850-1914): Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - World War I (1914-1919): Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - Between the World Wars (1919-1939): Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - World War II (1939-1945): Tutoring Solution
- NY Regents - Influence of Globalization: Tutoring Solution