November 3

posted Nov 3, 2011, 6:31 AM by Peter Knowles
History Standard 4.2 -- Understand and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.
Essential Question: How did ideas of the Renaissance lead to major changes in the Christian Church?
Day # 44Date:  November 3, 2011Social Studies Standards  
Vocabulary Terms
Target QuestionHow do ideas grow when passed from one person to another? WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will understand how the differences between Italian and Northern Renaissance ideas about humanism led to greater changes in the North. WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will create definitions of key terms that they can use to understand the larger historical material in context. HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instructions
The Renaissance, or "rebirth" of European Culture had a long-lasting impact that reached far beyond the world of art, literature, and education. The ideas gaining ground during the Renaissance opened new windows for thinking about long-held beliefs surrounding the church and its teachings. Some people sought to have their ideas adopted by the Church, while others decided that changing the Church was not possible; they would have to strike out on their own if they wanted to see their changes come to pass.

This Assessment Cycle focuses on the Protestant Reformation, and how the actions of a number of people led to huge changes in the power of the Christian Church throughout Europe.

We'll begin with a quick review of important ideas of the Renaissance, and see how those ideas started to move in new and unexpected directions.
**Create a new Google Doc Template called "Who's Who in the Reformation" to have a copy of your own.


As you wait, you may want to open your Personal Dictionary and add the following terms to your list:

Precise (177)


Ignorant (178)


Indulgence (178)


Devotion (178)


Salvation (178)


Edict (179)

As you complete tonight's assignment, you should keep an eye out for these terms and try to create your own definitions of them.

Tonight's assignment is to READ pages 176-181. As you read, keep an eye open for definitions of terms in your personal dictionary as well as the answers to the questions below. Make sure your answers are in YOWP (Your Own Words, Please) and include enough information to make the answers clear to you now, and later. (You can copy/paste the questions into your own Google Doc, answer the questions on paper, or open a template called "Reformation Assignment 1")

Questions to answer in Your Own Words, Please
  1. What did Erasmus hope to accomplish by writing The Praise of Folly? (177)
  2. What actions by church officials seemed to go against popular ideas about what the church should do? (178)
  3. What were some of the biggest differences between Martin Luther and the Church? (179)
  4. Why did many German princes support Luther’s changes? (181)
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT WHAT TO DO


REMEMBER: To do your best on summative assessments, you'll need to use not only the information that we've discussed in class, but also include information from outside of classroom activities, either from information you already know, or from additional research you complete. Conduct your own research if necessary, or visit the Extension link below for ideas.
Formative AssessmentHave your homework assignment completed before class tomorrow.HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative Assessment

DUE THURSDAY 11/10
Our next summative (graded) assessment will be a blog post in answer to the following question:  
How did ideas of the Renaissance lead to major changes in the Christian Church?
Start thinking about examples you learned about today. They will come in handy when you need to write about them later.
WHAT TO DO WHEN FINISHED WITH TODAY'S ACTIVITIES 
ExtensionVisit biography.com to learn more about the people in tonight's assignment: 
  • Desiderius Erasmus
  • Martin Luther
  • Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (Charles I of Spain)
WHAT TO DO IF YOU'VE FINISHED THIS WEEK'S SUMMATIVE  ASSESSMENT, OR WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TODAY'S TOPICS

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