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Twelfth graders consider the structure of the Roman Catholic Church in the Middle Ages. In this morality lesson, 12th graders examine the 95 Theses of Martin Luther and determine his reason for writing them. Students also discuss the role of Reconciliation in the Middle Ages.
Seventh graders explore the Reformation.  For this World History lesson, 7th graders analyze primary sources on being Protestant and Catholic.  Students discuss as a class the impact of the Reformation. 
In this Catholic Church and Protestant Reformation study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the time period in English history and then respond to 5 reflection questions.
High schoolers explore the views of Catholics, Lutherans and the Reformed Church.  In this reformation lesson, students participate in a class discussion of the three religions, then complete an activity.
Students examine the vision of John Calvin. In this Calvinism lesson, students compare Calvin's religious ideology with that of Martin Luther as well as the Catholic Church. Students discuss the lecture they listen to and write reflections of the lesson and discussion.
Looking for clear, concise information on corruption in the Medieval Roman Catholic Church? This handout gives historians a short synopsis of the abuse of power preceding the Catholic Reformation. After reading, pupils answer 7 questions, most of which are recall. Some analysis comes in when they consider which corruption they feel is the worst. Consider pairing with an initial simulation, telling learners they now have to pay for their grades (parallel to indulgences).
In this Roman Catholic Church and the Crusades study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the time period in world history and then respond to 2 reflection questions.
In this Roman Catholic beliefs worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer that requires them to describe important historical figures, sacraments, liturgical seasons, and creed.
Students study icon worship as one source of division between the early Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church of the Byzantine Empire. They discuss where the class presents diverse points of view regarding symbolic nature.
In this religion worksheet, students find 15 words associated with the Protestant and Catholic religions hidden in a word search puzzle.
Rather than just memorizing and regurgitating a definition, your young historians will determine on their own what critical attributes the concept of absolutism entails! This excellent lesson plan involves analysis of a period portrait of King Louis XIV of France, and then group work to review, analyze, and classify several different examples of absolute monarchs.
Review key terms, vocabulary, sequence of events, and themes from the Renaissance and Reformation with this textbook chapter review. While designed by a publisher for a particular text, this resource can be incorporated into any classroom as a general assessment or review of main ideas and concepts.
Here are a few words you don't hear fifth and sixth graders saying every day; nativism, xenophobia, subversive, and chauvinistic nationalism. As they gather around for a rousing discussion about the treatment of Irish immigrants, they'll use these big words to define their understanding of the topic. After discussion, they'll construct well-thought-out position papers. There is a quite extensive reading passage included along with a discussion rubric, and a worksheet. Please note: The text may be somewhat advanced for some learners and may need to be replaced with a more developmentally appropriate one.
"The orange of the golden carp appeared at the edge of the pond. . ." The second session in a 10-instructional activity unit study of Bless Me, Ultima examines the cultural and historic context of the novel. Just as Antonio struggles trying to align his Christian faith with the pagan elements of his culture, class members need to read the provided background information about the traditions pulling at Antonio to understand his confusion.
This is a traditional textbook chapter test on the Renaissance and Reformation, complete with eight multiple choice questions, six fill-in-the-blank, and a 10-question matching section identifying key individuals and terms from the period. There is also a brief analysis section on a map illustrating the spread of Protestantism across Europe. 
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.
An extensive view of the demographic, environment and diversity found in early American colonial societies. Older learners are provided with a fairly clear image of the many different people who came to the New World. There is a lot of information in this slide show, it is probably intended for use over a period of weeks. Discussion is a must with this resource.
A martyr is a person who is put to death for his/her beliefs. Kids will learn about the French and English martyrs from the 16th Century. They view the images and information in each slide in order to prepare a written response to a short essay question.
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. In addition to light information, there are two activities: one evaluative activity and one compare-and-contrast activity.
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. Learners are asked to justify their secondary responses with support drawn from the article.

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