Pilot Butte Middle School: The Renaissance


Library Online Resources

In the “Online Resources” section of the Deschutes Public Library website (www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources), check out the databases in the Homework category! Use your library card (including Library Linx cards) to log in, or use them at a public library. Do a keyword search or browse the categories in these databases for magazine and journal articles covering your topic.

Student Resources in Context
www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources/gsrc.aspx

Junior Reference Collection
www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources/gjrc.aspx

Gale Virtual Reference Library
www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources/gvrl.aspx
Look for the virtual reference book called “Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library” or “Middle Ages Reference Library” which has a chapter on the Late Middle Ages, when the Renaissance began.



Websites


Renaissance: What inspired this age of balance and order?
http://www.learner.org/interactives/renaissance/

Middle Ages/Renaissance Homepage
http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/projects/middleages/
Includes information on armor, alchemy, archery and a variety of other Renaissance topics, created by a Canadian 8th grade class.

Renaissance Connection
http://www.renaissanceconnection.org/index2.cfm
Discusses arts an innovations from the Renaissance.

The Elizabethan Era
http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/

Renaissance Personalities
http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/projects/renaissance/
Basic biographies on musicians, sculptors, explorers, scientists, architects, politicians, scholars, patrons, artists, and the general Renaissance man and woman.

Arms and Armor in Renaissance Europe
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/rarm/hd_rarm.htm
Information and pictures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments
http://www.music.iastate.edu/antiqua/instrumt.html
For the budding Renaissance musician, information on all sorts of Medieval and Renaissance instruments.

The European Renaissance
http://www.uh.edu/engines/ren.htm
A series of essays on various aspects of Renaissance life

How Islam influenced the European Renaissance
http://www.irfi.org/articles/articles_1601_1650/how_islam_influenced_the_europea.htm

Leonardo, from the BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/leonardo/

Michelangelo, from the BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/michelangelo.shtml


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