Students study the history and culture of Italy during the Renaissance. They examine the role of merchants and trade in generating wealth and new ideas. They analyse the way in which city-states and rulers competed to use the arts to assert their prestige. Specific studies include the role of leaders such as the Medici and the Borgias, and the development of cities such as Florence, Venice and Rome. They also examine the nature of humanist ideas, and their expression in architecture, the visual arts and through key individuals such as Da Vinci, Leonardo and Galileo. This unit will give students the opportunity to build and develop historical and critical thinking skills crucial to the study of History in Years 11 and 12.
1. History Journals/Folders (20%)
2. Research Assignment (40%)
3. Examination (40%)