PowerPoint Lecture Notes
Reformation Unit Guide
1. Reformation Walkthru - Series of questions based on the graphics in Holt's Medieval to Early Modern Times.
2. Reformation Culture Shock - After opening with this short reading about Jan Hus students watch a short movie clip in a foreign language (I show Madagascar in French) then take a quiz on it to simulate the use of Latin in the Catholic Church. They are then given the opportunity to buy an A+ on the quiz to simulate indulgences. Other activities, time permitting, include listening to worship music from different churches and two Four-Quarter picture analyses.
3. Reformation Stations - 9 stations using mostly primary sources from the Reformation. Students in groups move around the room analyzing the documents and responding to questions.
4. Reformation Dossiers - A group lesson where students evaluate dossiers of six Renaissance figures (Luther, Tyndale, Hus, Henry VIII, Pope Leo X, and Torquemada) to determine which should be arrested. Works well as an introduction to the unit.nts
5. Reformation Quest for Knowledge - Series of questions based on the text in the Holt book modeled after the questions asked on the CST.
Lesson Plan Guide
I. The Christian Church
a. Provides a brief history of Christianity. I go out of my way in this section to explain the concept of religious denominations. My students rarely understand that a Catholic is a Christian. This opening section is design to help cover that. It helps, but it is still a fight to get them to accept it.
b. Reformation Culture Shock
II. Problems in the Church
a. Explores the 3 major problems in the Catholic church prior to the Reformation (money, corruption, and discrimination). The Inquisition is introduced here but not heavily covered.
III. Martin Luther and the Reformation
a. Stories need characters. Luther, no doubt, was a character and therefore this section focuses on him. It uses multiple clips from the movie "Luther" to help tell the story. This section also includes the Counterreformation and the birth of the Jesuits.
b. Reformation Stations - This lab consists of 9 stations of random little details about the Reformation. There's a couple of Luther's political cartoons, a couple Bible passages, a diarty entry from an Inquisitor, and a portion of the Latin Mass. Each has different activities (most short answer questions) to go along with a visual.