Renaissance – 7 ESL English Discussion Questions


Summary reminder:


The Renaissance was a fervent period of European cultural, artistic, political and economicrebirth” following the Middle Ages. Generally described as taking place from the 14th century to the 17th century, the Renaissance promoted the rediscovery of classical philosophy, literature, and art.

The Renaissance is probably best known for its artistic developments and for the development of “Humanism” a movement that emphasized the importance of creating citizens who were able to engage in the civil life of their community.

The Renaissance is a period from the 14th to the 17th century, considered the bridge between the Middle Ages and Modern history. It started as a cultural movement in Italy in the Late Medieval period and later spread to the rest of Europe.

The word ‘renaissance’ is a French word which means ‘rebirth’.

A turning point in history that took the world from the medieval past to the modern present in regards to ideas about life, education, art/literature, and the world in general.

1- Explain how Renaissance ideas about life differed from those of the Middle Ages.

2- What were the objectives of the civic humanists?

3- What was Machiavelli’s contribution to political philosophy?

4- Why was art important in the Renaissance?

5- Do you think certain countries should learn from the Renaissance? Elaborate.

6- Do you think the world needs a new renaissance to take our civil life to the next level?

7- Can you explain the difference between revolution and Renaissance? Is change possible without blood and victims?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.