Discuss the events mentioned at the beginning of Ch 7 that helped start the shift from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance period. This could include your thoughts and questions regarding economics, class restructuring, the decline of the church, or anything else you find interesting in this section. Renaissance humanism – What are your thoughts on the thinkers discussed in this section? Do you find any of their ideas valid? Do you see any connections to our own culture here? Early Renaissance art & architecture –Which parts of this section caught your attention? Why? Any questions? The High Renaissance – Compare and contrast the arts of DaVinci, Raphael and Michelangelo. Do you prefer one artist’s style over the others? Why? The whole period –What thoughts or questions are you left with regarding the chapter as a whole? Find something to write about that you didn’t cover in your first 4 reflections.