Identify Examples Write a paragraph that identifies examples of literature from northern Renaissance writers and conveys universal themes. Give examples and describe the works of the humanists Sir Thomas More or François Rabelais. Identify common themes and the scope of William Shakespeare's works.
|Humanist Author||Universal Theme Addressed|
|Sir Thomas More|
Describe Major Effects Write a paragraph that describes the impact of individualism and creative thinking during the European Renaissance. Consider the effects of the shift to urbanization and the renewed interest in the classical works of ancient Greece and Rome.
|MEDIEVAL EUROPE||RENAISSANCE EUROPE|
|APPROXIMATELY 400s to 1300s||APPROXIMATELY 1300s to 1500s|
|Agricultural society||Urban society|
|Less long-distance trade between countries||Long-distance trade increases|
|Focus on religion for studies||Focus on humanities in studies|
|Individual achievement less highly valued||Celebrates individual achievements|
|Classical works are preserved, but not focus of scholars||Scholars and others have a renewed interest in classical works of ancient Greece and Rome|