Research/Renaissance & Reformation Project
You will be researching people of the Renaissance and Reformation to gain knowledge about how people can impact history. In other words, why should we care about them today? When you are done researching, you will use your new knowledge to create a presentation and a project. You might have to do some of the research at home. You will be given a folder & envelopes in class to help keep you organized. Below you will find the requirements for the research presentation and project.
Requirements for research:
· At least 4 research questions, which must be answered thoroughly.
· At least 3 different sources
· Notecards with information on one side and citation on back
· Works cited page
· Present research in a PowerPoint or a poster.
· Presentation must show that you fully understand your assigned person and his or her impact on history. (Again, why should we care?)
Historical Renaissance and Reformation Figures:
Dante Alighier John Calvin Filippo Brunelleschi
Johannes Gutenburg Albrecht Durer Martin Luther
Leonardo da Vinci Geoffrey Chaucer King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella
Michelangelo Buonarroti Henry VIII Catherine of Aragon
William Shakespeare Lorenzo de’ Medici Queen Mary Tudor
Marco Polo Queen Elizabeth I Niccolo Machiavelli
Original Product Ideas (if you have other ideas please get it approved by me first):
Poem or song about person or about cause they stood for
Scrapbook of their life
Video about their life or an event you researched
Diary from the person’s point of view
Speech from their point of view
Video “interview” of the person
Please see Rubric on the next page for all of the presentation and project requirements.
This project is worth two MAJOR grades and will be due on ______________________.