The newest educational exhibit to the Annenberg Media Projects Learner Online site (discussed in the September 12, 1997 Scout Report
) explores this period of intellectual, political, technological, and economic rebirth in European civilization. A series of five essays examines and explains the changes which occurred in the Renaissance during the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries. The essays are: Out of the Middle Ages; Exploration and Trade; Printing and Thinking; Symmetry, Shape, Size; and, Focus on Florence. This interactive site also allows inquisitive users to become spice traders in a role-playing game, or to take a hands-on approach to the Fibonacci sequence through a learning module called Numbers in Nature. Links relevant to the Renaissance, along with a short bibliography, provide material for further investigation into the age of balance and order.