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December 12 (12/12/12!)

posted Dec 12, 2012, 5:35 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Dec 12, 2012, 7:59 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 basic concepts of the Reformation, and identify the major ideas and people involved.
I need to find out why people challenged the Christian Church in the years following the Renaissance, and how the new ideas threatened the old established powers.
I will read and discuss a short summary of the textbook's reading while creating questions and comments about the reading. 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 begin the assignment called Reformation Readings, with a reading from the textbook beginning on page 176. It should have sounded a little familiar, because the reading we did in class the day before was a summary of the same information. As you read, you should have been able to complete the boxes in Part I of the assignment, as well as the first 2 questions at the end. 
Now, open your assignment and scroll to the end, to the space after the last question. 
Insert a Horizontal Line, then take notes on the movie on the bottom of your assignment.  
Martin Luther Image
This short movie tells the story of Martin Luther's role in the Reformation.  Some of this was in last night's reading; some will be in tonight's. 

After the movie, we'll start Part II of the assignment, by beginning to read pages 179-181, and working to identify the importance of and complete the second sections on the Reformation Reading Assignment.  Work on it in class, and for homework tonight. The whole assignment should be done when you arrive in class tomorrow.