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Why Were there Religious Conflicts in the 16th Century?
The big question posed with this presentation is, "Why were there religious conflicts in the 16th century?" While this question is not directly answered, learners are given several key differences of each religious faction that could have led to the conflict.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Martin Luther's Reformation in Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Ninth graders use literature to understand the Renaissance and Reformation. In this European history lesson plan, 9th graders read Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame and compare its elements to the "95 Theses" and "Justification of Faith" that Martin Luther wrote about the Roman Catholic Church.
9th Language Arts 9 Views 30 Downloads
For this Reformation worksheet, students read about why Martin Luther objected to the Catholic Church and how the Protestant Church came to exist. Students then answer 11 questions and have an opportunity to map out the Reformation.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 38 Views 183 Downloads
Read All About it
Learners create and publish a newspaper that reflects and explains pioneer and medieval societies. They become newspaper writers for a specific time period. They adopt a holistic approach to exploring community life in medieval and pioneer societies by integrating investigating from various subject areas and experiences.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 14 Views 349 Downloads
Classroom Capers: Creating a Magazine
Fourth graders build language skills in the context of creating a classroom magzine. They participate in activities which help students communitcate ideas and information for a variety of purposes and for specific audiences using the conventions of written language; read materials for different purposes; express, respond to, and communicate ideas, topics, and opinions in oral and visual formats.
4th Language Arts 16 Views 125 Downloads
Eighth graders are exposed to different types of media in order to investigate the tendency of being exposed to a set of values that run contrary to conservative values. They role play a television program in order to communicate the values of the writers.
8th Social Studies & History 14 Views 78 Downloads
A Proposal to Lessen World Hunger
Fifth graders conduct research. They explore how to give an oral presentation with visual aids. Students have the opportunity to create a proposal which could help alleviate world hunger. They brainstorm different ways children could help fight hunger throughout the world.
5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 51 Downloads
The Wars of Religion (1560s-1648)
Providing the details of different religious wars in 16th - 17th century Europe, this presentation includes pictures and maps to help contextualize these important events. The last slide prompts viewers to answer a question about the effects of The Thirty Year's War, which would lend well to a class discussion or an individual essay assignment.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 36 Downloads
The Tudors: Who, What, When and Why
It may sound like the making of a daytime soap opera, but it isn't. It is a timeline that describes the many wives, struggles, kings, queens, and explorers that made up the Tudor Dynasty. You can click on the timeline to progress through the slide show or simply forward each slide.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Focus of Native American Religious Practices
Here are five quick lessons you can use to introduce your class to religions from around the world. They view and perform a Native American dance, watch a video on Judaism, compare the difference between Catholics and Protestants, watch a video on Eastern religion, and participate in a simulated hajj.
10th Social Studies & History 9 Views 3 Downloads
Writing Exercises: The Crusades III
How did The Crusades contribute to the European Renaissance, what were Roman Catholic views on the Crusades, and who was Saladin? These are the questions awaiting answers on this expository writing worksheet.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 5 Views 37 Downloads
The Gleaners by Jean Francois Millet
Explore the art of Jean Francois Millet with your second graders. They'll discuss the artist, the painting, and their observations. Then they'll engage in five different activities intended to build critical thinking, artistic skills, and a deeper apprecation for art.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 4 Downloads
The Church and The Middle Ages
Learn about the core of politics during the Middle Ages, the church. Defined here are the people and places that constructed the interworkings of monastic life. Descriptions of nuns, monks, priests, bishops, and the church are provided. Tip: Most useful for defining vocabulary.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 6 Downloads
Anticipation guide: "A Little Kingdom in Carolina"
Lord Proprietors, cazique, landgrave, leetmen? As part of an examination of the history of the Carolinas, eighth graders complete an anticipation guide, read an article entitled “A Little Kingdom in Carolina” and then revisit the guide, comparing their responses to a series of statements before and after reading the article.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Function and Influences of Churches and Cathedrals during the Middle Ages
Students examine medieval architecture. In this Middle Ages lesson, students examine photographs of cathedrals in Europe and discuss the role of the Roman Catholic Church in the Middle Ages.
8th - 9th Social Studies & History 4 Views 52 Downloads
Religion: Great Schism Debate
Students examine the Great Schism in the Roman Catholic Church and research the positions of the three popes. The three groups research their popes' positions and then hold a debate. Students write position papers about the Great Schism.
10th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 35 Downloads