Good Morrow and Welcome!

Welcome to Virtual Renaissance! Take a look around our fair land. You have traveled back through time and space to a period completely different from your own. You will meet many interesting characters who will be most happy to speak with you about their lives and times. Learn about the different people from this time period; what they did and who they were. See how the technology and medicine differs from today, and experience the dramatic change in life conditions.

To gain an understanding of the key elements that have driven the Renaissance you may want to speak with Giovanni Renaissanci. He is well versed in the Italian Renaissance and can share with you answers to some of the possible questions that you may have about our period in history.

You will be passing in and out of time periods and various countries so you may wish to visit the town first to find out how best to fit in. The inhabitants of Virtual Renaissance have been foretold of your coming so they will be aware of your strange clothes and manners, but it always helps to learn the customs, language and dress of the country you are traveling within. You have been "reborn"; it is time to gather as much information and data as possible. Here are some clues to help you find your way...

Ye Olde Renaissance Map - This is a clickable map which will take you to the major locations located within Virtual Renaissance

Ye Olde Transporter - A quick way to teleport throughout Virtual Renaissance - by location or by character

Renaissance Links - Places to visit outside of Virtual Renaissance for more information, grouped by subject category

Chronology - Listing of major events by topic

Reference - Listing of resources used in the construction of Virtual Renaissance as well as links to resource materials to use in teaching with the Virtual Renaissance Website, and links to student projects completed as a result of exploring Virtual Renaissance. This section includes a Teacher Summary Page which is the starting point for a complete unit of instruction utilizing Virtual Renaissance. Aligns with Illinois State Learning Goals and incorporates engaged learning best practices.

Credits - Information about the Virtual Renaissance Team, acknowledgements of contributors, and programs used to build Virtual Renaissance

Feedback - How to communicate with the Renaissance Team. We would like your input in building Virtual Renaissance, so if you have material, comments, other sites on the web, etc. that you think should be included, please let us know. We would love to include your material and ideas and give you credit in the acknowledgement page!

Add to Site - A section of Feedback Page. If you have information and/or a student project to submit for inclusion on the Virtual Renaissance website, this is where to go to get instructions on how to submit your work.

E-Mail - A section of the Feedback Page. The quick way to send us your questions and comments. Or you can use this hotlink from right here!

To see how the site has been used during the past year, visit the VirRen Update section!


| Cathedral of Santa Maria | Courthouse | Globe Theatre | Hospital of the Innocents |
| Sistine Chapel | Tower of London | Town | Univeristy of Padua | VirRen Castle |


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Authors: The VirRen Team led by C.S.Marszalek & B.Panagakis
Created: 8 August 1996; Modified: 22 May 2006