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History Documentary BBC ❖ Leonardo DaVinci, behind a Genius. The Renaissance - the Age of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci (1/2) The Trial of Galileo. Objective: Students will become familiar with the Trial of Galileo Galilei.

The Trial of Galileo

Students will understand who Galileo was, and how the controversy around his ideas about the solar system reflected the conflict of ideas in a time of change. Students will examine how other scientists shared views like Galileo’s but avoided some of the controversy. Extension activities include developing a Mock Trial based on the Galileo case. Standards 1 History Benchmark A S01A. 1. Lesson Summary Students will apply knowledge of persuasive techniques, primary sources, and historical background study of the time period to defend or convict Galileo at the Inquisition. Primary Sources. Was the Mona Lisa Leonardo’s Mother and a Chinese Slave? Does she look Chinese?

Was the Mona Lisa Leonardo’s Mother and a Chinese Slave?

Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa (1503-06)Photo via: Yoomee The elusive identity of the Mona Lisa, one of art history's most enduring and well-loved mysteries, might have just been solved. Well, sort of. According to art historian Angelo Paratico, the woman portrayed in Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece might be, simultaneously, a Chinese slave and the painter's mother, the South China Morning Post reports. However, Paratico is not yet exactly positive about the details of his potentially groundbreaking theory. The Hong-Kong-based historian is giving the final touches to a book entitled Leonardo da Vinci: A Chinese Scholar Lost in Renaissance Italy. Apparently, Caterina (da Vinci's mother, too, is widely thought to have been named Caterina) was taken to the town of Vinci, outside Florence, to give birth. Renaissance: Science. Galileo Galilei - The Father of Modern Astronomy. The Father of Modern Astronomy If you ask anyone who was the most influential astronomer of all time, it is a safe bet that the majority would name Galileo Galilei.

Galileo Galilei - The Father of Modern Astronomy

His contribution to observational astronomy was immense, earning him a place as one of the greatest scientists of all time, notable for his use of the scientific method in finding out how the universe works. "Galileo, perhaps more than any other single person, was responsible for the birth of modern science. " Stephen Hawking Galileo Early Life.

What is the Scientific Method? Leonardo da Vinci - Biography - Writer, Mathematician, Inventor, Artist. Leonardo da Vinci was a leading artist and intellectual of the Italian Renaissance who's known for his enduring works "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa.

Leonardo da Vinci - Biography - Writer, Mathematician, Inventor, Artist

" Synopsis. Mona Lisa. Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, c. 1503-05, oil on panel 30-1/4 x 21 inches (Musée du Louvre)"A conversation between Salman Khan and Beth Harris about the Mona Lisa and its changing meaning Portraits were once rareWe live in a culture that is so saturated with images, it may be difficult to imagine a time when only the wealthiest people had their likeness captured.

Mona Lisa

The weathy merchents of Renaissance Florence could commission a portrait, but even they would likely only have a single portrait painted during their lifetime. A portrait was about more than likeness, it spoke to status and position. In addition, portraits generally took a long time to paint, and the subject would commonly have to sit for hours or days, while the artist captured their likeness. Universal Leonardo: Leonardo da Vinci online › Welcome to Universal Leonardo.

The complete works - Leonardo Da Vinci - Page 1. Leonardo da Vinci quotes. Renaissance Science - The Path to Enlightenment. The Path to Enlightenment Many people have a very western-based perspective of the history of science, a view drawn from looking at the world around us and seeing the innovations that arose in Europe and North America.

Renaissance Science - The Path to Enlightenment

In one fell swoop, older history books drew a line between the Ancient Greeks and modern science, believing that the contributions of other parts of the world were minimal. Of course, historians now know that this is not true and that other civilizations and other parts of the world made significant contributions to the history of science. How to Become a Renaissance Man for Free. Awhile back, we posted about the importance of striving to fulfill your complete potential by becoming a true Renaissance man.

How to Become a Renaissance Man for Free

While we live in a world that encourages specialization, a man should seek to learn about as many subjects as he can and expand his mind to its outermost limits. Centuries ago, being a Renaissance man was a pursuit preserved solely for the well to-do. It was only the upper-classes who could afford private tutors and expensive books. Today, happily, the spread of technology has placed the goal of being a true polymath within any man’s reach. A modern man can spend a lifetime educating himself on everything from philosophy and religion to cooking and music, all without ever spending a dime.

The Teaching Company’s Great Courses Series If you’re like the average man and spend 10 hours a week driving around in your car, then you’re spending 520 hours a year in the driver’s seat. Famous Greeks Famous Romans Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life. Leonardo Da Vinci.