Classical Conversations Cycle 2 Week 6


RenaissanceWhat was the Renaissance?

Renaissance, meaning rebirth, lasted from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century. It is a period of time when art, education, architecture, music, and literature flourished.



Mona_Lisa,_by_Leonardo_da_Vinci,_from_C2RMF_retouchedWho was da Vinci?

Leonardo da Vinci is a famous artist known for his interest in human anatomy, engineering, mathematics, and art. He was born in Italy in April 1452. Some of Leonardo’s most famous work includes the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. His career ended after a stroke in 1517, which paralyzed his right side. Leonardo died in France on May 2, 1519.


ShakespeareWho was Shakespeare?

William Shakespeare is a famous playwright who wrote over 30 plays. Some of his famous plays include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Julius Ceasar. He was born in England in April 1564 and moved to London around the mid-1580s where he wrote his famous palywrights. Shakespeare retired to his birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon between 1611 and 1613 until he died in 1616.


Nikolaus_KopernikusWho was Copernicus?

Mikolaj Kopernik (Nicholas Copernicus) is a famous astrologist. He is known for publishing a book called, “On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres”. His theory suggested that the sun was the center of the universe and not the earth, which at his time the earth was believed to be the center. The Christian church, despite the fact that he was a dedicated Christian, banned his theory.  Copernicus was born in Poland in 1473. After publishing his book in 1543, he died from a stroke the following May.


RembrandtWho was Rembrandt?

Rembrandt van Rijn is a famous artist who is known for realism in his work using color, tone, and light. Most of paintings were of human subjects with a Christian theme. Some of his most famous paintings include, The Descent from the Cross, Danae, and The Night Watch. Rembrandt was born in Holland in 1606 and began his career on commission in 1625. He was very successful and lived a luxurious life until 1940 when his mother and wife died. He then entered into a partial retirement for 10 years until bankruptcy (1656) motivated him to return to painting. Rembrandt died in October 1669.


Other Resources: World History Homework p.77-78, Story of the World Vol. 2 Ch. 35, 37 & 39 pp. 318-326, 334-338, 351-360, Mystery of History V.3 L.2, 12-14, 35, 49


pollutionNoise – Noise pollution include all loud noises that disrupt human and animal life. Noise can include traffic, construction and human noise.

Air, Water, and Land – Air, Water, and Land pollution includes pollution from excess, foreign, and excess substances are spilled or dumped into the environment. This type of pollution can include car exhaust, oil spills, and manufacturing plant exhaust.

Thermal – Thermal pollution occurs with the removal of forest and causes the earth to overheat. The overuse of fossil fuels can also case the earth to overheat.

Radioactive – Radioactive pollution is pollution produced by nuclear power.


Other Resources: Everything You Need to Know About Science Homework p.40-45; Classic Science Elementary Life Science Unit 5 Ch. 19 & 20


11&12 timetables




Possessive Pronouns



1st Conjugation Endings Future Tense




European Mountains

European Mountains












Timeline (video starts at 2 minute and 11 seconds)


Fine Arts

Final Project! Duplicate a variety of drawings, compare the final project to the first completed drawings.

Click here to be taken to for more ideas on the final project. Scroll down to week 6 on her page!


Click here for a great correlating booklist  created by The list is broken down for each CC subject.

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