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 Identify each item as either a primary or a secondary source.
1. Representations of Slavery, by historian Douglas Hamilton, which analyzes how museums, movies, and websites have portrayed slavery as it developed in European colonies
2. The journal kept by Christopher Columbus of his voyages to the Americas
3. De varietate fortunae, an account of the voyages of Nicolò de Conti, who travelled in the Indian and Pacific Oceans in the 15th century
4. Drawings and other artwork in the Sino-Spanish Codex, created in 1590, showing people in Japan, China, and the Philippines as portrayed by Spanish explorers, missionaries, and traders
Identify the reasoning skill that each statement requires.
5. Evaluate the extent to which increased wealth from overseas trade transformed European society and economics.
6. Compare Spain and the Dutch Republic in terms of their motivations for exploration.
Writing notes in the margins is one way to plan your response to a question. If you use accurate historical evidence and clearly organize your thoughts, writing will be easier, and your argument will be easier for readers to identify.
For each of the following prompts, which statement below it would be most useful in the argument answering it.
7. Explain the ways in which the revival of classical texts influenced Italian society during the Renaissance.
a. Classical Greek and Roman texts were written by people such as the playwright Euripides, the epic poet Homer, and the satirist Horace.
b. The intellectuals of the Renaissance, later known as humanists, used their knowledge of Greek and Latin to revive classical ideas that put humans at the center of all things.
8. Explain the ways in which the invention of the printing press affected European society during the Renaissance.
a. The printing press spread Renaissance ideas beyond Italy and created more vernacular literature, which led to a rise in national cultures and a lasting challenge to the power of the Catholic Church.
b. Europe was affected by a movement called the Protestant Reformation, started by Martin Luther in Germany in 1517.

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