The Renaissance Greats: A Webquest Comparing the Historical and Artistic Impact of the Four Greatest Artists of the Italian Renaissance.

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The Renaissance Greats Webquest was created to help students grades 9-12 develop an understanding of the importance of the Renaissance time period on history and the artists who lived and created during that time.



Modifications for Differential Learners – Reduce the amount of information and the length of the reports provide by the students. Provide one-on-one assistance to students who have difficulty using the internet and conducting research. Use a projector or smart-board to guide students through the steps of the Webquest, while students work at their computers.

Advanced Learners – Provide extra credit for students who are interested. Some examples of extra credit assignments might be papers on the relationship between artists and politics, conflicts between any of the artists, and relationship between the artists and religion. Also support students who want to find more information and sources on their own, then document those sources.


Missouri Show-Me Standards:


Social Studies 3 - Principles and processes of governance systems.

Social Studies 5 - The major elements of geographical study and analysis (such as location, place, movement, regions) and their relationships to change in society and environment.

Social Studies 6 - Relationships of the individual and groups to institutions and cultural traditions.

Communication Arts 1 - Speaking and writing standard English (including grammar, usage, punctuation, spelling, capitalization)

Communication Arts 3 - Reading and evaluating nonfiction works and material (such as biographies, newspapers, technical manuals).

Communication Arts 4 - writing formally (such as reports, narratives, essays) and informally (such as outlines, notes)

Communication Arts 6 - Participating in formal and informal presentations and discussions of issues and ideas.

Fine Arts 4 - interrelationships of visual and performing arts and the relationships of the arts to other disciplines

Fine Arts 5 - visual and performing arts in historical and cultural contexts.


National Education Technology Standards for Students (ISTE):


ISTE Standard 1 - Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.

a.       Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.


ISTE Standard 3 - Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

b.      Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.

c.       Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.


ISTE Standard 4 - Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.

c.       Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.


ISTE Standard 5 - Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

a.       Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
b.      Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.


ISTE Standard 6 - Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

a.       Understand and use technology systems.

b.      Select and use applications effectively and productively.



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