The Needle and the Brush Story - an original story which reveals ways women participated in the Renaissance. Inquiry questions and vocabulary integrated into the story. Included is an illustrated map of 15th century Florence.
Follow Up Worksheet - inquiry questions based on story.
Bearing Children - Gregorio Dati's dairy reveals women's crucial motherhood role.
Images of Women in Renaissance Art - uncovering women's work through art.
Women of the Pen and the Brush - writing short biographies based on the lives of four well-known women.
Rules for Good Conduct - advice books and letters reveal divergent and similar male/female rules of behavior.
Background Essay: Women in the Italian Renaissance