TOC: Cathedral of Santa Maria, Courthouse, Globe Theatre, Hospital of the Innocents, Sistine Chapel, Tower of London, University of Padua, VirRen Castle.
What Inspired This Age of Balance and Order? Visitors will: "... find out what inspired this age of rebirth in Europe and see how life changed for those who lived during this period." Visitors will also be asked to trade ",,, by setting sail on the open--and sometimes treacherous--seas in search of valuable spices..." and to "...learn about how mathematics influence much of the art and architecture of the Renaissance.
Got some old computers around? This site was created by students using 15 year old computers.
The site include a master plan of the Chapel and assigns each painting an alphanumeric code.
Raphael Sanzio was commissioned in 1508 to paint the frescos in the Pope's four room apartment and the rooms became known as "The Raphael Stanze" . Well over a hundred images are presented of the rooms.
An excellent full text article from the current issue, with graphics, biography and links to further research at other Web sites.
Offers three levels of entry (from beginner to advanced) and several areas of interest.
Download individual drawings (shown in thumbnails) or the entire collection, (1.2 meg UNIX tar file of 15 jpegs).
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A resource for teachers and students developed by the Museum of Science, Boston for the Science Learning Network. See infomation on Leonardo's futuristic inventions, Perspective (Leonardo's way of looking at the world) and Renaissance techniques for representing perspective. The page also supplies a biography of Leonardo da Vinci with images and several classroom activities and lesson plans. For more information on Leonardo, see the WebMuseum: Leonardo da Vinci, which provides some excellent thumbnails of representatives works of Leonardo, with some annotations and historical details and VINCI, which looks at the home town of Leonardo, with biographical/historical information and links to the library and museum. Some parts are in Italian.
A Study in Artistic Inspiration.
Leonardo Lives: The Codex Leicester and Leonardo da Vinci's Legacy of Art and Science.
A poetry-multimedia exploring discovery, technology, colonialism with a focus on Vasco da Gama's first voyage from Portugal, around Africa, to India in 1497-99.
Treasures of the Arctic. Dutch explorers through the Little Ice Age.
Dutch history and exploration.
A page for Western explorers, although a small collection of links to non-Western explores is located near the bottem of the page.
A large tutorial on topics related to Exploration...(Crusades, Iberian Pioneers, Reconquista Timeline, Portugal, Geographic and Historical Overview, Queen Philippa, House of Avis Genealogy, Prince Henry, Knights Templar, Atlantic Islands, Africa, Asia, Ming Dynasty, Vasco da Gama, St. Francis Xavier, Red Sea Trade, Brazil, Spain, Castile's and Aragon's Genealogy, Isabelle I, Spanish Inquisition, Caribbean, Christopher Columbus, Latin America, Aztec Empire, Inca Empire, Geography & Cartography, Ships & Navigation, Maritime Superiority, European Way of War, Communication, Religion & Exploration, St. Francis and St. Dominic, The Society of Jesus and Sugar & Slave Trades.
New on-line lesson at Social Studies School Service.
For information for a comparative study of navigation techniques (especially Pacific navigation) and methods, see the Non-Western segement of this K-12 site. The Latitude site provides links to: Ships, Beacons, Maps, Latitude, Compass Roses, Earth's Magnetism, Traditional Sailing, Science of Sailing, Coastal Navigation, Ocean Currents, Ocean Weather, Longitude, Traditional Astronomy, Math in Maps, Calendars, Net Resources, Learning Page.
TOC: Portugal and the Discoveries, The Appeal of India, The Departure, The Voyage, The Encounter Between Worlds, about Vasco da Gama.
February 8, 2001
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