• TB --> pp. pp. 344 - 357.
  • READING --> "The Perfect Courtier" (an excerpt from The Courtier by Baldassare Castiglione).
  • READING --> "Becoming a Prince by Villainy" (an excerpt from The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli.
  • Slides of Renaissance art and architecture.
  • CDs of Renaissance music.


  • To identify the political, economic, and social conditions that were present in northern Italy which encouraged the beginning of the Renaissance.
  • To list the major characteristics of the Renaissance.
  • To analyze the role of the city-state of Florence and the Medici family in the development of the Renaissance.
  • To discuss the meaning of the term humanitas (humanism) and to know the core curriculum of a humanist education.
  • To explain how Giotto revolutionized painting.
  • To discuss how Dante changed the writing of poetry.
  • To identify the new art forms which showed the Renaissance interest in the individual.
  • To explain the Renaissance ideal for a young man (a courtier) and for a young woman.
  • To discuss Machiavelli's view of human nature and the advice he gave to a ruler about power.
  • To identify the political events which threatened the Italian city-states in the 16c.
  • To explain why the Popes became patrons of Renaissance artists.
  • To list the key artist of the Quintecento as well as their major artistic works.


  Renaissance   humanism   "Renaissance Person"   Quanttrocento
  Medici family   "Mona Lisa"   vernacular   perspective
  courtier   machiavellianism    civic pride   Quintecento
 Sistine Chapel   Pope Julius II   "David"

  Be able to find and identify the following on a map of 
  Italy and southern Europe:
  • Corsica
  • Sardinia
  • Genoa
  • Florence
  • Tuscany
  • The Papal States
  • Naples
  • Sicily
  • The Republic of Venice
  • Mantua
  • Pisa
  • Siena
  • Palermo
  • Syracusa
  • Savoy
  • Milan
  • Modena
  • Lucca
  • Ferrara
  • Padua

Multiple Choice