November 8

posted Nov 8, 2011, 5:06 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Nov 8, 2011, 5:10 AM ]
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 # 47Date:  November 8, 2011Social Studies Standards  
Vocabulary Terms
Target Question How did Martin Luther reach a point where he felt he had to challenge the Church's authority?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will understand how Christian Humanist thinking grew into a challenge to the Church.WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will identify new vocabulary, and discuss the meaning of a letter from the historical time period being studied. HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instructions
Review
We know from yesterday's video and discussion that Martin Luther was troubled by the actions of the Church that he considered to be dangerous to both the correct teachings of Christianity and to those who hoped to attain salvation during their lives on earth. We know that he felt compelled to protest the Church's policies, and he did so by publishing 95 reasons why the Church's actions were wrong. Now you'll learn a little bit more about how he expressed his concerns, especially to those who might have had the power to make changes to the policy.


In Class Activity
Today you'll be dealing with a primary source, written by Martin Luther. Download the attachment below called MLutherLetter. We'll read it first as a class, then you'll have a chance to dig into with a partner. 

Step 1: Open the letter and follow along as we read it. Also open your Personal Dictionary. You can us it to identify and keep track of any terms you don't understand that are not already identified and defined in the letter. After reading the entire letter, bring up any terms that you need to have defined. Add them to your Personal Dictionary.


Step 2: After reading the letter, you and your partner will be spending some time digging into the letter to understand it better. You and your partner will each need to create a New Google Document from a different template. One should get one called "APPARTS", and another get one called "Luther's Letter" (You can share them with each other when you're done, but for now, each should have a different one).
Step 2A: Begin with the APPARTS chart to understand the background of the primary source. Discuss answers with your partner, coming to agreement on your answers and recording them appropriately. Try to work through this one fairly quickly. The point here is to get a good background on the document, try to leave lots of time to do the next step.

Step 2B: After you've got the APPARTS chart completed, turn your attention to the other questions that dig into the real meaning of the primary source. With your partner, answer as many of the questions as you can.

Step 3: When all finished, each of you should share your document with your partner and with Mr. Knowles


HOMEWORK:
Tonight's assignment is to read The Spread of Protestantism, pages 182-185. While you read, look for answers to the following questions:
1) What impact did Zwingli have on the spread of protestant beliefs?
2) How did John Calvin's actions lead to governmental changes in Geneva?
3) Why did Henry VIII change from defending the Catholic Church to turning against it?
4) How did Henry VIII's children carry on his religious policies?


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 tonight's assignment completed by class tomorrow. Catch up on missing assessments in your blog.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
  • Gutenburg
  • 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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Peter Knowles,
Nov 8, 2011, 5:06 AM
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