As later lessons will make apparent, the Protestant Reformation was one of history's pivotal events, having repercussions no one at the time could have imagined. The Powerpoint starts with a look at the various long-range factors that led to the Reformation, then at Luther's early life, his religious epiphany about grace, the 95 Theses, the break with the Church and the major points of his theology. Besides various pictures illustrating the age, there is a picture essay on the growing influence of the printing press in spreading propaganda.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or selectively integrated into your other lectures. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia to spice up your class.
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