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The Renaissance Unit

Renaissance Complete Unit Plan: Common Core World History Activity Lesson Set

Grade levels 5th – 10th, Homeschool
Subjects: Social Studies –  History, World History, Middle Ages

Now a COMPLETE UNIT with brand new textbook independent vocabulary lesson sets, geography lesson sets, Common Core quizzes and tests just added! This Renaissance packet has rigor, versatility and fun! It’s loaded with over 28 choices.

This Renaissance bundle is divided into IV parts:

I. Content RENAISSANCE NOTES, POWERPOINTS, CLOSE READINGS and CONTENT INSTRUCTION – The content instructional materials are both student centered and teacher driven depending on teacher preference:

✅1. Power Point Notes and PowerPoint Graphic Organizer

✅2. One Page Printable Notes with Graphic Organizer

✅3. Student Centered Stations People of the Renaissance Activity

✅4. Brand new Historical Snapshot Close Reading Annotation Activity. Now includes a comprehension quiz!

✅5. Renaissance Vocabulary Set with terms, assignments and review games and Quizlet online game links with the same words and definitions for online practice.

✅6. Geography of Italy Lesson Set- Physical geography introduction with satellite map activity, map assignments, three physical geography option assignments and fun class review games! Now includes a geography quiz!

✅7. Tour of Italy Renaissance Interactive Close Reading Stations Activity with 3 Graphic Organizer options!

✅8. A Renaissance Introduction Investigation – Students analyze primary sources, look at maps and visuals to make predictions about their learning for the unit. It also comes with a summative reflection activity!

✅9. Daily Skill-Based Text Analysis Warm-Ups and Mini-Lessons – Student make inferences and predictions from text, choose the best evidence to support a claim, cite sources, paraphrase and learn to write strong commentary in these daily skill-based mini-lessons and practice slides.

II. RENAISSANCE ACTIVITIES, WORKSHEETS AND PRINTABLES – Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information. This packet includes 32 CHOICES and a scope and sequence to fit your personal styles and instructional needs:

▶️1. Common Core Da Vinci Reading and Common Core Writing Assignment.

Students decide if Leonardo Da Vinci is worthy of his popular historian title “Renaissance Man”

▶️2. Printable Tweet from a Famous Renaissance Figure Phone template extension activity worksheet

▶️3. Common Core Printable IPad graphic organizer extension activity worksheet with three options

▶️4. Common Core Printable Newspaper Project with examples and rubric

▶️5. Renaissance Super Hero Trading Card Activity with Power Point driven trading card game competition and sixteen Renaissance Super Hero reading cards!

▶️6. Renaissance Facebook Activity Page with A Marco Polo Example

▶️7. Fantastic Renaissance, Medieval or Classical Period Art Comparison activity with many class or computer driven options!

▶️8. Renaissance People Matching Worksheet or Quiz

▶️9. Renaissance People PowerPoint or Stations Activity

▶️10. Greetings from the birthplace of the Renaissance: A Common Core Writing Activity

▶️11. Working with Renaissance Quotes with famous Renaissance quotes 5 assignment options!

▶️12. Geography of Europe Map Activity

▶️13. Geography of Europe Scavenger Hunt

▶️14. Gutenberg Printing Press Reading and Lesson

▶️15. Doodle notes fun, creative review

▶️16. A key concept Field Report

▶️17. Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Resource Pack


✍1. A Storyboard Review Assignment and Perfect Paragraph/Essay Writing Guides

✍2. Key Term Matching/Categorizing Printable with the “big Idea” key concepts for Social Studies.

✍3. Renaissance people Fly Swatter Game

✍4.Jingle Mingle Fun Review Interactive- Students mingle about the room finding partners. When the music stops, students address essential learning questions together!

✍ 5. A comprehensive test study guide


✍1. Renaissance DBQ (Document Based Question) Assessment

✍2. Renaissance Figure Research Project Bundle with 7 Choices for students with the same rubric!

✍3. Common Core multiple choice tests and content and academic vocabulary quizzes! In both WORD for you to edit with ease and PDF!

This packet is not just a random selection of readings with unclear outcome expectations. Students will build a framework for future learning with concepts that will be repeated throughout their academic careers! Have a great unit!

Our printable and Google Ready content is divided into 8 parts complete with quizzes for geography, vocabulary, and content with reading and writing skill focus. The bundles all have a similar structure for a familiar flow throughout The year. A scope and sequence is provided for easy planning:

I. HISTORY INVESTIGATION INTRODUCTION a fantastic introduction to content and reflection lesson! Students make predictions about learning for the unit.
II. GEOGRAPHY Loaded with instructional materials, geography activities, games, and quizzes!
III. VOCABULARY Tons of choices to ensure student success. Includes a variety of fun, individual and group activities, interactive learning cards sorts, Quizlet online links, class games, and a quiz!
IV. CONTENT INSTRUCTION- NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, CLOSE READINGS and STATIONS. The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:
V. ACTIVITIES Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information.
IV. CONTENT INSTRUCTION- NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, CLOSE READINGS and STATIONS. The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:
V. ACTIVITIES  Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information.
VI. BIG IDEAS REVIEW AND WRITING GUIDESIncludes an introduction, fun summative activities that have students categorize learned content, and great writing guides with essential questions.
VII. WARM-UPS or REVIEW These skill-based warm-ups can be used a daily or as a great review at the end of the unit:
VII. STUDY GUIDES AND ASSESSMENTS- Includes a comprehensive test study guide! Students pre-read the excerpts used in the test to define difficult words and create meaning before being exposed to content questions. The skill-based test that has students categorize, match, interpret text, and find the best evidence in a multiple-choice format!