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Renaissance Europe: Origins of a Western Worldview

How did the exchange of ideas and knowledge during the Renaissance influence the worldview of the Western world?


Many of the specific outcomes related to:

General Outcome 8.2 "Origins of the Western Worldview: Renaissance Europe" may be addressed by inviting students to consider how the ideas and beliefs of the Renaissance shaped the Western world. Throughout this inquiry, students consider the components of a worldview and the influence of the Renaissance on the prevailing worldview.

Critical Challenges

Students might explore this overarching theme by completing these challenges:

Help Documents

Embedding Critical Thinking Into Teaching and Learning PDF
This document provides a definition of critical thinking, and discusses how to embed critical thinking into teaching and learning.

Definitions of Terms Used in Overarching Critical Inquiries
This document provides definitions of Overarching Critical Inquiry, Critical Challenge, Modelling the Tools, Support Material, Graphic Organizer, Assessment, and Background Information.

Meeting the Diverse Learning Needs of All Students PDF
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Reference Charts

The following charts provide a quick overview of correlations, references, and summaries for all the Critical Challenges. In the charts, the Critical Challenges are organized according to which Overarching Critical Inquiry they address.

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