Hello everyone, welcome to my brand new magazine. While reading this edition you will learn many new things that changed the 1500’s. In this edition I will be talking about how Exploration, The Renaissance, and The Arts are changing the world in the 1500’s. Back in the 1500’s many people thought the world was flat and at a certain point you would just fall of, aka The Edge of the World. With many year of exploration explorers found that the world was actually rounded, but at the same time none of them knew the water ways. So thinking they were going one way the explorer could be going in a completely different direction, which would make them think that where at the right destination. Without exploration no one would be where they were intended to be. Let’s jump to the Renaissance. The period was important because people got a more scientific view of the world. Instead of relying on superstitions or religion, people began to expand their minds and rely more on science to explain views. Science helped create better technology and better technology helped create new inventions such as the printing press. The printing press helped scientist make their writings into books and show other scientists. Without the Renaissance science and technology would have taken longer to develop and maybe wouldn’t be where it is now. Now let’s talk about how the Arts changed the Renaissance. Not until the Renaissance, most art was used for the decoration of churches, then, during the Renaissance, the artists became more independent and highly regarded. The artists began signing their works, something rarely done during the Middle Ages. Art also had gained a new thing called perspective. With this it showed what is in the background, but with a more three dimensional look to it. Without Renaissance art, it would have taken longer to develop and art could still be 2 dimensional. That is about everything you will be excepting in this article. Please read on and enjoy the rest of it. Have fun on your journey into the past.