Primary Source Analysis: 95 Theses Excerpts

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By reviewing and analyzing these nine selected points from Martin Luther's 95 Theses, your young historians will discern the major tenets of the revolutionary challenge made against the Catholic Church in the seventeenth century. This is a great resource for developing primary source analysis skills!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Primary source material has been appropriately chosen and organized for analysis
  • Document discussion questions have a nice progression from basic comprehension to ultimately determining a central idea
Cons

  • Class should be familiar with the context of the historical situation, and the instructor may need to frontload some vocabulary