The Renaissance: A 6th Grade Interdisciplinary Unit

LANGUAGES
FOCUS AREAS

  • Translation of various texts, lyrics...(French, Spanish & Latin)
  • History of languages...Latin language of the elite...How romance languages emerged
  • Architecture...cathedrals & various monuments (Rome, Paris, Madrid)--advent of flying buttresses & stained glass windows
  • Borrowing of words from one culture to another (liber--libro--livre)--how language links and divides us...how we can misunderstand each other due to how we translate something into our own language
  • East/West connection to Chinese
  • Roman Empire history & its fall

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