Renaissance and Reformation Magazine Project
In class and as homework, you will be creating a detailed magazine telling readers
about the changes that took place during the Renaissance in Europe between the years
1400-1650. Each page of the magazine will have a different topic about the
Renaissance and the Reformation. You will be using information from in class
discussions, your textbook, movies, slideshows and pictures, handouts from class, and
Page 1: Cover Page Your cover must be creative with captions and illustrations about
what readers will find inside the magazine.
Page 2: Table of Contents This page informs readers of which page they can find
Page 3: History of the Renaissance This page informs readers about the general
history of this time period. Include the CAUSES of the Renaissance, 2 EFFECTS of
the Renaissance, WHAT it was, WHEN it took place, WHO it effected, and WHERE it
began and spread. Include an illustration or picture.
Page 4: Arts Write an article including information on famous artists, sculptors,
painters, etc. and how art changed during this period from the medieval times.
Include an illustration or picture.
Page 5: Science and Inventions Write an article including information about
famous scientists, inventors, inventions, and improvements in technology during the
Renaissance. Include an illustration or picture.
Page 6: Religion and Reformation Write an article describing the changes that
took place in religion during this time. How did people’s views of the world and
religion change? What happened during the Protestant Reformation? Include an
illustration or picture.
Page 7: European Exploration Write an article including information about why
Europeans started exploring the globe and claiming new lands as their own. What
did they find on their journeys? Who were some famous explorers? Include a MAP
illustrating this exploration.
Page 8: Choice Topic Include a creative page of your choice. Ideas: letters to the
editor, horoscopes, fashion, advertisements…
This project is worth 150 points. Due date: To be announced