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To study Europe during the Last Middle Ages and Renaissance period, you are being asked to research an invention of the time period and its inventor, complete an Invention Data Sheet (dates to be announced)  and write a minimum of five paragraphs report.  Check the writing directions before starting. Your paper must include a bibliography of sources you used to find the information for your report.

Tentative Due Dates:
To be announced

Getting Started:

First, get to know about your invention. Read as much information about it as you can find. Try both the Internet and the library; try Zoom Inventors and Inventions, a good search engine like, an encyclopedia, and individual books on inventors and inventions.

As you're reading about your invention, take notes on key information, such as what your invention does, who invented it, when it was invented, and how this invention helped people. Complete your Invention Data Sheet, then click on the writing directions to see how to put it all together.  This is a Social Studies/Language Arts Activity.

For Social Studies Extra credit, see the bottom of the Renaissance Sites page.

Click on Renaissance Sites

Click on Invention Data Sheet

Click on Writing Directions