The Renaissance Period - People

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Grade Level
Middle School
Social Studies
Length of Time
45 minutes to 1 hour

For this lesson, students can choose one person and write a paper about that person. They can choose from Michelangelo, Galileo, Martin Luther, and Leonardo da Vinci.


Students will learn:
About people in the Renaissance Period
Write a paper about a famous person during that period

Materials Needed

Social Studies book
Notebook paper
Pencils and Erasers or Pens and White Outs


First, students will learn about the Renaissance Period. Then, they will choose one person: Michelangelo, Galileo, Martin Luther, and Leonardo da Vinci and write a paper about that person.

They can write down information about when and where the person was born, what the person contributed to the people during the Renaissance Period, why people still remember them, and other important information about that person.

After that, you can collect the papers and grade them.


You can grade the students on the information in their paper and the mechanics. They should summarize the information and not copy the material they found.

100 to 90 = A

89 to 80 = B

79 to 70 = C

69 to 60 = D

Below 60 = F

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