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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Going Back to College?
3. Weekly Topic: Renaissance
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management
#1. August 9, 2006
Remember the email I sent asking for your input on the “Going Back To College” guide? I got 809 comments and questions from readers.
I was nearly overwhelmed, but all that input was very helpful in finishing off the guide. Thank you so much.
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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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Renaissance Printable (** for premium members only)
During the Middle Ages (a period of European history which began in the fifth century) art and learning was centered on theology. But at the start of the fourteenth century, thinkers and artists turned their eye toward humanity. This cultural movement was called the Renaissance. It started in northern Italy, and then gradually spread to the rest of western Europe. Many historians consider the Renaissance the beginning of the modern era of human history.
Investigating the Renaissance
>From the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Investigating the Renaissance “demonstrates the ways in which computer technology can be harnessed to add to our knowledge about Renaissance paintings and how they were made. Computer-assisted imaging can reveal aspects of the process of making art not visible to the unaided eye. It also reveals the alterations of intervening centuries, alterations that were intended to repair the ravages of time and use, and to adjust images to reflect changing aesthetic preferences.”
Italy Guides: Virtual Travel in the City of the Renaissance: Florence
Like a mini-vacation, Italy Guides brings you the best of Florence with QuickTime Virtual Realty tours, downloadable audio tours in MP3 format, and a photo gallery. Virtual tours are available for the Duomo (cathedral) of Florence, the Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Dome of Brunelleschi, and twelve other sights. Last month when I was in Florence with my family, our hotel was adjacent to the piazza Santa Maria Novella, so seeing that tour brought back some great memories.
“In many ways we are still living in a Renaissance world. And you can see the origins of our world in the visual arts of the Renaissance.” Although I normally skip as fast as I can over Flash intros, I did enjoy this one. Turn on your speakers to hear the accompanying music. The Renaissance Connection is my pick of the day because of its creative interface and six lesson plans in PDF. Visit to explore the life of a Renaissance artist or to imagine yourself a patron of arts.
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#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us
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#6. Related Games
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Printable Renaissance Artists Word Search
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Renaissance Artists Word Search
Mona Lisa Jigsaw
Sistine Chapel Jigsaw
#7. Quote of the Week
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” ~~ Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) American author
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