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Unit 2: How Trade and Travel Changed the World

Lesson F: Renaissance and Reformation

Activator: The World 1300-1550

Directions: Select each continent to preview some of the events from this time period.


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Classroom Activity - Cultural Expression


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Directions: Prepare a response to the discussion questions below. Follow your teacher's directions to participate in your class discussion.

  • How do the events listed from the period 1300-1550 show evidence of cultural expression throughout the world?
  • What similarities can you see among the works found at each location?
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Now that you have previewed examples of cultural expression from around the world during the period 1300-1550, move on to the Opening discussion of European society.