The complexities of the Italian Renaissance are explained here through individual artists and the places and times in which they lived. The breadth and beauty of the artistic flowering that has become known as the Italian Renaissance are discovered through illustrations and directed activities. The author explores the concept of patronage, the links between wealth and the abundance of creativity, and the greatness achieved in art, science, and ideas. This book is part of a series written for the Supplementary Study units at Key Stage 3. "A Sense of History Supplement" provides resource material for the supplementary study units fully covering the attainment targets. Each book is in full colour and presents each topic in a lively and informative way. Throughout there are activities to encourage the development of conceptual understanding enabling pupils to acquire the skills they need to demonstrate progression within the Attainment Targets. Each author adopts a structure and level which is most appropriate to the age, interests and needs of the intended pupils.
Providing a disciplined approach to historical study, the text is divided into short sections each concerned with a distinct phase of the study. A range of political, social, cultural and economic approaches and insights are offered. Sources are drawn from the world of museums and libraries, heritage sites, local archive collections and the work of archaeologists and historians. Each book contains approximately six review and assessment pages. This Teacher's Handbook has been written by the author of the pupil's book it accompanies. It relates the author's own teaching and learning strategy in structuring the content and show how the attainment targets are integral to this. It includes an overall introduction to the subject covered, the approaches taken and the opportunities for assessment within the study unit. Ideas for planning work on the topic and using the handbook are outlined in depth by chapter, with useful additional material and explanation. Finally, there is a section on assessment which includes an analysis of the Review and Assessment sections, details of the Attainment Targets they address, alonside suggested answers. The approach is practical, concise and lively.