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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: Medicis. Godfathers of the Renaissance
Submitted by: William Paquette on Jun 27, 2006
Date Last Modified: Jun 27, 2006
Title: The Medicis and the Renaissance
Description: The creative time known as the Renaissance flourished in Florence under the leadership of the Medicis. This site examines the artistic, cultural, and political contributions of the Medici to Florence, Italy, and Europe.
Time Required 3-5 hours.
Topics: Western Civilization
Renaissance
Course: Western Civilization
Prerequisites Skills: Computer skills.
Learning Objectives: To acquaint students with the great art and architecture of the Florentine Renaissance.
To acquaint students with the contributions of the Medici to Florence, to the Renaissance, and to Europe.
Technical Notes: None.
Text of Learning Exercise: Instructions: Write a paper of 8-10 pages using the information on this website. Select a paper topic from one of the following: 1)Name the artists, describe their artistic contributions and explain how they flourished under the patronage of the Medicis; 2) Describe in detail how the Medici influenced and shaped the Renaissance; 3) Did the political and religious controversy surrounding the Medicis harm or help add to Florence's greatness?
Additional Information URL: none.
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