I once spoke with a high school teacher who asked me how she could make the Renaissance interesting for her kids. I totally understand this, especially since so many teachers are assigned to teach subjects that are outside their wheelhouse. I know how hard that is!
At the time though, the only thought that went through my head was, “How do you make it boring? It’s the Renaissance!” This is the world that Raphael was born into: a world of cities just starting to really grow, of political intrigue and theological awakening.