Lesson Plan

Humanism’s influence on science & art

Investigate Leonardo’s sketchbook, to find out how the Renaissance concept of “humanism” affect the fields of science and technology
Nancy A.
Classroom teacher
Fort Hamilton High School
Brooklyn, NY
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My Grades 9, 10
My Subjects Social Studies
Objectives

- Students will be able to understand how humanism had a major affect in the fields of science and technology

- What's so special about Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man? With arms outstretched, the man fills the irreconcilable spaces of a circle and a square -- symbolizing the Renaissance-era belief in the mutable nature of humankind. James Earle explains the geometric, religious and philosophical significance of this deceptively simple drawing.

Subjects
Social Studies
Grades 9
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Student Notes

1 Humanism, Art, & Science

Quote of the day: “The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” - Leonardo da Vinci

AGENDA

Hook: Video - DaVinci's Vitruvian Man of Math

Do Now / Think-Pair-Share: Given what you already know about the period of time known as the Renaissance, what is a “Renaissance Man”? (2 min.)

Read-Aloud: Why is Leonardo considered a “renaissance man”? (5 min)

Paired Activity: investigate the file on your desk. What do you observe? Infer? Connect? (20 min)

How did he create these sketches?

Why did he create these sketches?

How do think Da Vinci was able to use these sketches in these painting?

Share out: inferences and connections. (5 min.)

Exit Slip: How is culture (science and technology) affected when focus is shifted from religion to the individual? How is the role of religion changing? (3 min.)

 

Learning GOAL: Investigate Leonardo’s sketchbook, to find out how the Renaissance concept of “humanism” affect the fields of science and technology.  

 

Seating: Existing Pairs

 

Materials

Laptop and projector

Leonardo sketches

Handout 2-sided

See.Think.Wonder

Discussion questions

 

Lesson Plan:

Do Now:

Renaissance Man- a person who has a lot knowledge in a variety of fields.  (2 min)

Background Reading Leonardo- Why is Leonardo considered a renaissance man? (5 min)

Investigate the file on your desk.  What do you observe? Infer? Connect? (10 X 2 minutes)

How did he create these sketches?

Why did he create these sketches?

How do think Da Vinci was able to use these sketches in these painting?

Share inference and connections.

Wrap-up questions

How is culture (science and technology) affected when focus is shifted from religion to the individual?

Question how everything works

Observations

 

How is the role of religion changing?

 

Name: _______________________________________Global II – Altadonna / Leung - Per.___Date: _________

 

Historical Context:

1) Predict: What exactly are we looking at on the board?

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2) Predict: Why are we looking at it?

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3) Is this a Primary or Secondary source Document? ________How do you know that? __________________

 

Document Packet #1

See: Make an observation (What do I see?)

 

Think: Make an inference: (What does the evidence in these documents tell you about Leonardo da Vinci?)

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Wonder: Drawing from prior knowledge to make connections and formulate questions.

How did he create these sketches?

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Why did he create these sketches?

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Document Packet #2

See: Make an observation (What do I see?)

 

Think: Make an inference (What does the evidence in these documents tell you about Leonardo da Vinci?)

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

Wonder: Drawing from prior knowledge to make connections and formulate questions.

How did he create these sketches?

__________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Why did he create these sketches?

__________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________

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Discussion Question Directions: record some of the interesting points from your group discussions.

1) Why did the artist create these sketches?

 

2) How did this artist create these sketches?

 

3) How do think the artist was able to use these sketches?

 

4) How is science affected when the focus is shifted from religion & the afterlife to the individual?

 

5) One interesting thing I (learned) connected today is…

Student Instructions

 

AIM: How did humanism affect the fields of science and technology?

 

Quote of the day: “The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” - Leonardo da Vinci

 

AGENDA

Do Now / Think-Pair-Share: Given what you already know about the period of time known as the Renaissance, what is a “Renaissance Man”? (2 min.)

Read-Aloud: Why is Leonardo considered a “renaissance man”? (5 min)

Paired Activity: investigate the file on your desk. What do you observe? Infer? Connect? (20 min)

How did he create these sketches?

Why did he create these sketches?

How do think Da Vinci was able to use these sketches in these painting?

Share out: inferences and connections. (5 min.)

Exit Slip: How is culture (science and technology) affected when focus is shifted from religion to the individual? How is the role of religion changing? (3 min.)

 

Learning GOAL: Investigate Leonardo’s sketchbook, to find out how the Renaissance concept of “humanism” affect the fields of science and technology.  

 

Seating: Existing Pairs

 

Materials

Laptop and projector

Leonardo sketches

Handout 2-sided

See.Think.Wonder

Discussion questions

 

Lesson Plan:

Do Now:

Renaissance Man- a person who has a lot knowledge in a variety of fields.  (2 min)

Background Reading Leonardo- Why is Leonardo considered a renaissance man? (5 min)

Investigate the file on your desk.  What do you observe? Infer? Connect? (10 X 2 minutes)

How did he create these sketches?

Why did he create these sketches?

How do think Da Vinci was able to use these sketches in these painting?

Share inference and connections.

Wrap-up questions

How is culture (science and technology) affected when focus is shifted from religion to the individual?

Question how everything works

Observations

 

How is the role of religion changing?