A project of the National Gallery of Art, this website features eight teaching units that explores a theme in Italian Renaissance Art including “Presentation of Self,” “Pictuing Family and Friends,” and “Time and Narrative.” Includes thematic essays, 300 plus images, a glossary, and primary source texts.
This resource offers approaches to teaching Marguerite de Roberval, a young French woman who survived being marooned on a perilous island in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence during the sixteenth century. She was the inspiration for three published works in Renaissance France and numerous other accounts since then.
French Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum includes artwork from the French Renaissance with images and texts on the work, historical moment, artistic genre, and artist. The site is bilingual in French and English and provides guides for educators.
Classroom-ready, primary-source documents relating to Aphra Behn’s 1688 novel Oroonoko and the Atlantic slave trade from the Newberry Library collection.
This is a collaborative online resource for teaching Othello, including readings, activities and assignments, self-grading quizzes, discussion forum, and links for sharing assignments with classmates and faculty around the world. The goal is to link professors and students from very different areas of our too-divided world, and also very different kinds of selective and open admissions institutions in conversation about race, difference, migration, sex, gender, domestic violence, and Othello.
This resource contains information on the conditions and literary traditions of early modern Spain, including primary-source documents from the Newberry Library collection.
This resource examines similarities between 17th-century England and classical Rome, including primary-source documents from the Newberry Library collection.
Historical and literary context for The Tempest and Utopias, including primary-source documents from the Newberry Library collection.
Digital Collections for the Classroom: Marriage and Family in Shakespeare’s England
Source documents and background information showing the ways in which Shakespeare’s plays respond to changes in the understanding and organization of family during the English Renaissance.
Website presenting maps of North America from the 16th to 19th centuries, including primary-source documents from the Newberry Library collection.