and Description of Maps Within Each Chapter
The Italian Renaissance:
Includes 1 map keyed to highlight the Italian City-States.
The Renaissance in the North:
Includes a cultural map of Europe keyed to highlight important artists, authors, scientists, & important architecture of the time.
Includes a map of Europe keyed to highlight important people and events.
European Political History 1500 - 1725:
Includes the following maps: Spain c. 1500 A.D; France c. 1600 A.D; Central & Eastern Europe c. 1600 A.D; England, Scotland, & Ireland; and a map of Europe keyed to highlight political boundaries & established churches c. 1600 A.D.
The Age of Exploration:
Includes 2 maps. The first map shows Europe, Africa and Asia, and is keyed to highlight the silk route, the gold and salt route, and the spice route. The second is a map of the world keyed to highlight the routes used by explorers plus the territories held by the Spanish in the Americas.
Native North Americans:
Includes a map of North America keyed to highlight the various tribal regions.
The timeline comes bound in the book ready to be removed and assembled. The finished timeline measures approximately 11" x 47" and is printed on card stock.
The Renaissance timeline is divided into sections, allowing a separate strand for each culture or empire. Strands include: The Christians, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Russia, England, Scotland, & Ireland, North America, South America, & Asia. Dates begin at 1300 and continue to 1800 A.D. The section in the back of the book called "Important Dates and Events" provides many useful dates for filling in the timeline.
The resource section at the back of the book includes "Book Recommendations", "Topics for Narrations and Reports", and "Important Dates and Events".
The "Book Recommendations" section suggests the use of many popular books currently in print. It also includes many lovely out of print books beloved by homeschoolers, most of which are available through the library system. The list is not so large as to overwhelm, but includes a realistic amount for study. A sampling of the suggested titles includes: A Picturesque Tale of Progress; books by R.J. Unstead; V.M. Hillyer; Shirly Glubock; Ernest Raboff; Ronald Syme; the d\\\\\\\'Aulaire\\\\\\\'s, plus many First Books and Landmark books. In addition, the section is organized into time periods in order to correlate with the chapters in the book.
The "Topics for Narrations and Reports" contains a list of topics to write about for each chapter, plus vocabulary words and even specific suggestions for more challenging writing assignments for older students. Ideas include pre-writing skills utilizing various graphic organizers & suggestions for research reports. When you need some ideas for narrations or reports, simply turn to this section for some great suggestions.
The last section is "Important Dates and Events". The dates are arranged into chapters starting with The the Roots of the Renaissance and continuing into the 1700\\\\\\\'s. The dates are arranged for use with the Timeline.