The Renaissance and Economics

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    Day 2:    Objective-Provide evidence of Renaissance as an Economic phenomena

    Basic Assumption- Renaissance was primarily an economic phenomena, with artistic achievements a byproduct of economic expansion
                  
    Task #1---go to Annenberg site http://www.learner.org/interactives/renaissance/
    Students will read text through exploration and complete online Spice Trader Game
                 
    Task #2---Students will answer open ended anticipatory question on the influence of economics on intellectual and artistic achievement and respond in online forum on Coursesites.
                   
    Task#3---Students will respond to a variety of questions and analyze the results on Socrative in order to reveal the climate of opinion. (also acts as short quiz)
                   
    Task#4---Students will build consensus on the importance of economics via classroom discussion  and agree on base for further study
     
    Task#5---View video "The Renaissance: Was it a Thing?" And discuss the thesis in class.