Utah Lesson Plans
Social Studies
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    Renaissance Art and Music

    Renaissance Art and Music


    This resource is a Social Studies student activity that utilizes Utah's Online Library resources - specifically, Gale's Biography in Context, Gale Discovering Collection, and Gale Student Resources in context help students to learn about the Renaissance Art and Music era. 

    About Utah’s Online Library

    Utah's Online Library provides Utah educators and students free access to high-quality reference collections such as EBSCO, Gale Reference Collection, World Book, eMedia, and LearningExpress Library.

    This activity was designed to help educators utilize this amazing resource in their classrooms.

    Note: Utah educators and students visiting Utah's Online Library from a school computer should be automatically authenticated. When at home, students must use the home access login that their teacher or school media specialist can provide. Utah educators can use either their my.uen login or the home access login.


    Essential Question: How does art reflect culture?

    Choose an artist, painter, sculptor, architect, musician who was prominent in the European Renaissance (approximately the 1300s through the 1600s). What were his contributions? What were his influences?  How are his art or music a reflection of Renaissance ideals?

    Students can search for an artist/musician in Utah's Online Library's Gale Biography in Context database. It provides helpful journal articles, encyclopedic entries, websites, and more. It’s kind of like one-stop-shopping for all your biography needs.

    The Gale Discovering Collection and the Gale Student Resources in Context database also has articles on the European Renaissance.


    Curriculum Connections:

    Social Studies - 6th Grade