The Renaissance

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How did people in the Renaissance live? What were their social, economic, political, and cultural lives like? How did their lives values and attitudes help shape our world? This title answers these questions and more with informative text, colorful photographs and original source materials, and clear maps and diagrams to show readers what life was like in ancient civilizations.

An introduction to the various elements of Renaissance life, including religion, trade, ...

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Overview

How did people in the Renaissance live? What were their social, economic, political, and cultural lives like? How did their lives values and attitudes help shape our world? This title answers these questions and more with informative text, colorful photographs and original source materials, and clear maps and diagrams to show readers what life was like in ancient civilizations.

An introduction to the various elements of Renaissance life, including religion, trade, education, food, and clothes.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lisa Hillstrom
Through simple one to two page topics, the Renaissance is demystified for younger readers. This history book is rich with illustrations, photographs, and "cut-aways" to show what life was like during this time period. The Renaissance in Italy is brought to life by answering questions such as, "How did their values and attitudes help shape our world?" in clear, easy to understand explanations. By addressing topics that children would want to know about such as what life was like for children, this book is sure to capture the attention of many young readers. It would be an excellent supplement to a teaching unit about explorers, famous thinkers and inventors, or the Renaissance specifically. High school teachers will find this book useful for second-language learners or students reading below grade level. Part of the "History Opens Windows" series, this is an attractive, high-interest book for students of historic time periods.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403488213
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Series: History Opens Windows Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 830,366
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     4
City-States     6
Religion     8
Printing     10
Trade     12
Beauty and More     14
Building     16
Gracious Living     18
Education     20
Ordinary People     22
Food     24
Clothes     26
Investigating Everything     28
Dangerous Thinking     30
Glossary     31
Find Out More     31
Index     32
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