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December 13

posted Dec 13, 2012, 5:34 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Dec 13, 2012, 5:46 AM ]
Note: If you are planning to retake the Renaissance Unit test, please let Mr. Knowles know when you will be coming in to take it. Before taking it, remember to:
  1. Make corrections to all questions you missed on the first test
  2. Complete and/or improve the formative assessments for the unit (Renaissance WebByte, People, Places, Things & Ideas, Renaissance Locations, Google Map, Comparison assignment). 
  3. Bring all those with you when you will retake the test.
Remember: The retake test is NOT the same test you took the first time, so be prepared before coming in.

Learning Target ImageWhat will I be able to do when I've finished this lesson?   What idea, topic, or subject is important for me to learn and understand so that I can do this?   What will I do to show that I can do this? How well will I have to do this?
 I will be able to explain the some of the reasons Martin Luther acted as he did at the beginning of the Reformation.
I need to think about the conflict between a powerful organization and the objections of a member of the organization.
I will read and discuss Martin Luther's letter to the Archbishop of Mainz, while answering some questions. This is a formative assessment. The reading and questions and comments I come up with will help me understand the material I need in my next summative assessment. 

Last night's homework was to read the textbook reading  (182-187) and complete an assignment called Spread of Protestant Reformation readings. If you completed the assignment, share it in the DropBox

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In 1517, Martin Luther wrote a letter to his "boss" Albrecht, the Archbishop of Mainz, Germany (at left) expressing his concerns about the practice of selling indulgences (at right), as well as other issues that were bothering him. Today, you will need to think about this step in Luther's challenge of the church, and what his motives were for taking it.  
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Here's what you need to do:
READ the letter with your team. Some of the language is a little tough, so take your time reading and discussing what the individual words mean. Then, use the information there to answer each of the questions in a Google Doc called Luther Questions that you can open and share with team members. Be sure to use EVIDENCE from the letter to support your answers, and CITE by line number where the evidence appears – for all except the last question. For that one, you may need to reflect on what you know about the time period and what happened when.

Peter Knowles,
Dec 13, 2012, 5:35 AM