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January 2

posted Jan 2, 2013, 5:42 AM by Peter Knowles
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2013. 
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 review why people challenged the Christian Church in the years following the Renaissance, and how the new ideas threatened the old established powers.
I will review terms from this section of the class while creating a "fill-in-the-blank" review activity with one or two other students.This is a formative assessment. The summary I come up with will help me understand the material I need in my next summative assessment. 

After a two-week vacation, it's time to roll up your sleeves to see if you can remember any of the key people, places, and ideas that we were working with when we last saw each other. And if you can't remember them, this is a chance to learn more about them so you can. To begin, you'll want to open up your last 2 assignments (Reformation Begins and Spread of Protestantism) so you can use your definitions and share them with your teammates. 

Reformation Scramble- Instructions

 You and your group members should have received:

      A pair of scissors

      A grid filled with 30 terms from the last two reading assignments

      A large sheet of paper

      An envelope

      A paper clip

 Your job is to:

1.     Carefully (and quickly) cut the grid into individual tiles with one term per tile

2.     Work together to organize the tiles into groups of related terms. (You might want to begin by sorting the terms into meaningful piles, or use one side of the large paper to create a cluster or web to help you understand the relationships as you work)

3.     When you’ve got most (or all) of the terms organized, you will need to write a narrative summary that uses the terms you’ve organized in meaningful ways. When you reach the term in your narrative, leave a blank on your paper large enough to accommodate the tile. So your summary will look something like this (where the words in red are your terms) :

In 1517, Martin Luther decided it was time to share his concerns about the church with others, so he nailed his arguments to the church door in Wittenberg Germany. 

4.     Use AT LEAST 20 tiles in your summary. Use all 30 if you can.

5.     When finished, put all your tiles (even those you haven’t been able to use) in your envelope, and paper clip it to your paper. 

NOTE: If you want to take a picture of the work before you put the work away, you may do so with a group member's cell phone.

Additional instructions:

      You may use your textbook and/or assignments

      You may see what other groups are doing only at designated times.

      Do not tape or attach the tiles to the paper. Place them in the proper spot while you’re working to leave enough space, but remove them when you’re done.

      If you need more than one sheet of paper to write your summary, ask for more.

      Write your summary as clearly as possible. You might let the group member with the best handwriting do most of that work, while others in your group decide how the terms all fit together. 

Homework: Complete any of the last 2 homework assignments (Reformation Begins and Spread of Protestantismif you haven't finished them already.