3.2 Changing Humanity

3.2 Changing humanity
the Renaissance and Humanism:
a new way of looking at the World! 
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3.2 Changing humanity
the Renaissance and Humanism:
a new way of looking at the World! 

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Learning objective

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to explain what the Renaissance is and how Humanism changed Europe’s way of thinking. 

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What was the definition of Renaissance?

Slide 3 - Open question

Around which year did the Renaissance start in Italy?
Around 1400
Around 1600
Around 1500
Around 1800

Slide 4 - Quiz

What were some new inventions in painting?

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What were three inventions used in 1453?

Slide 6 - Open question

Constantinople 1453

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Fleeing of the monks
- Fled to Italy
- took refugee in the Italian and European monasteries
-brought with them the Ancient Greek, Roman and Arab knowledge

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- ad Fontes!
- read the original sources yourself
- translate these sources yourself (Vulgaat) 
- spread the knowledge

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Humanism (2)
- The individual is important
- Tabula Rasa: without prejudice 
- printing press helps spreading the knowledge

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Slide 11 - Video

Humanists believe that people have the ability to think for themselves and create their own life. People can do this apart from social class or family.

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Humanism vs. Church 
- Humanists focused on the present. The Church focused on the afterlife.
- Humanists believed people should use their own minds and question everything. The Church believed people should follow its teachings without question in order to save their souls.

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What might the Church’s reaction be to these new ideas?

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In order to further study the potential of human beings, people can study the HUMANITIES:
areas of study that focuses on human life and culture, such as: history, literature, and ethics.
(Artists in the Renaissance will also encourage the study of the human body as well as the mind.)

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What seven arts are promised by the Devil?

Slide 16 - Open question

In what way do your studies at school embrace humanist ideas?

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Slide 18 - Video

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