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This common core literacy and writing activity includes a paragraph introduction historical background about the famous Catholic Church trial of Galileo and his sentence issued by the Church. Then, students read the 2 page primary source document issued by the papacy. Difficult vocabulary is defined right in the text! A new annotation guide was just added to help students make deeper meaning with the text!
After reading, students support claims about the trial and heresy with evidence from the text. They assert whether Galileo was indeed a heretic, based on the provided definition. They also summarize, interpret text, re-write vocabulary and draw a quick political cartoon.
This activity provides great historical perspective and relevance to a great primary source! Plus, brief paragraph is provided at the end showing the 1992 apology by the Catholic Church!
Instructomania, Tony Pavlovich, Heresy, Galileo, Scientific Revolution, Telescope, Inquisition