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Unit 4: Rise of Europe

Student Assignment Checklist

Focus Questions

1. Explain how the Renaissance changed Europe socially, economically, and culturally.

2. Explain how revolts against the Roman Catholic church affected European Society.

3. Explain how discoveries in science lead to new ways of thinking for Europeans.

Topics & Textbook Alignment

The Renaissance (13.1)

The Protestant Reformation (13.3)

The Scientific Revolution (13.5)

Lecture Prezi

The Renaissance

The Protestant Reformation

The Scientific Revolution

Lecture Videos



Power Standards:

  • 6.1.5 Interpreting Europe’s Increasing Global Power – Describe Europe’s increasing global power between 1500 and 1900, and evaluate the merits of the argument that this rise was caused by factors internal to Europe (e.g., Renaissance, Reformation, demographic, economic, and social changes) or factors external to Europe (e.g., decline of Mughal and Ottoman empires and the decreasing engagement of China and Japan in global interactions). (See 6.3.1; 6.3.2; 5.3.2)

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