Renaissance Essential Questions
1. What causes the Renaissance to begin and how does Humanism influence the
development of the Renaissance?
2. How does art evolve during the time of the Renaissance?
3. Who are some of the most influential artists and thinkers of the Renaissance?
4. What disagreements caused the Protestant Reformation?
5. How are the creation of the Calvinist Church and the Anglican Church similar to the
creation of the Lutheran Church? And how are they different?
6. How does the printing press influence the development of the Renaissance?
7. Why is the Scientific Method so revolutionary in the Scientific Revolution?
8. How does Humanism influence the development of the Scientific Revolution?
9. How did the Catholic Church respond to the Protestant Reformation?
10. How did Humanism influence the European Age of Exploration?
11. How did the idea of Mercantilism influence the European Age of Exploration?
12. Should Americans celebrate the life and accomplishments of Christopher Columbus
every year on the second Monday in October?