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Shown below are two outlines of instructional programs. Please review the contents of each to help you answer survey question 5-9. Both are designed to teach California standard 7.8 - The Italian Renaissance. Assume each lesson block is a 50 minute period.  Please note that Program 2 includes an extra 50 minute lesson indicating it would take longer to teach.

 Objective  Program 1
 Program 2
Describe the origins of the Renaissance
Students read chapter 8, section 1 in "Medieval to Early Modern Times" and answer questions 1-5 at the end of the section.
 Students conduct a digital simulation investigating the assassination of Guiliano de Medici focusing on the motivations of the suspects.
 Marco Polo
 Included in above
 Students analyze 8 exhibits showing evidence both for and against the idea that Marco Polo never actually visited China and write a persuasive paragraph giving their opinion.
 Literature of the Renaissance
 Students, in pairs, read selections of Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Machiavelli and rewrite them into simpler language.
 Students take a "Leadership" personality quiz and compare their personal results to Machiavelli's ideal leader in the prince.
 Art of the Renaissance 1
 Students read chapter 8, section 2 in "Medieval to Early Modern Times" and answer questions 1-5 at the end of the section.
 Students view a series of pictures contrasting Renaissance and Medieval art. They then draw a picture of the classroom from their own seat showing perspective.
 Art of the Renaissance 2
 Students watch part 1 of "Da Vinci and the Code he Lived By" from the History Channel and answer questions on an accompanying worksheet.
 Students view a series of pages from Da Vinci's notebook then create a page of their own in that style for a modern invention.
Art of the Renaissance 3
 Students memorize a series of paintings from the Renaissance and their artists followed by a quiz.
 Students draw 4 pictures of their choice while lying down holding their paper upside-down under their desks to simulate Michelangelo's work on the Sistine Chapel.

*For an in-depth look at the lessons outlined in program 2 you may visit the following page: Renaissance. This is not necessary for completion of the survey.

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