Teach the Renaissance and Reformation with this complete 20 day unit that transforms your classroom into an interactive learning environment where students can take a Walking Tour into the history of Florence during the Renaissance, can examine the branches of Protestantism, and examine the important people of the period.
This is a COMPLETE unit for introducing the Renaissance and Reformation in a World History, European History, or other Social Studies Course.
The unit covers the changes and advancements from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, the great contributors to the Renaissance, the break from the Catholic Church by Martin Luther, the formation of the Protestant religions, and the Counter Reformation.
Complete unit plan
Interactive lecture powerpoints with complete teacher notes
Meet & Greet People Review
End of unit content review
The following Individual Activities are included in this bundled unit:
Memo to Teachers
Renaissance & Reformation Suggested Daily Unit Plan w/ Bellringers & Exit Prompts
European Geography at the End of the Middle Ages Mapping & Timeline Intro Activity
European Geography in the Middle Ages Activity
Overview of Geography, Population, and Culture into Renaissance Europe
Introduction to the Renaissance from the Middle Ages Lecture Step-Notes
People of the Renaissance Meet & Greet Activity
Renaissance Walking Tour of Florence (Gallery Walk) Activity
Northern Renaissance Jigsaw Activity
Renaissance Virtual Art Tour Analysis Activity
Protestant Reformation Step Notes Interactive Lecture
Reformation Guided Notes
Luther Viewing Guide (BONUS) - Movie available on Amazon or Netflix
Reformation Three Branches of Protestantism Jigsaw Collaborative Activity
Reformation DBQ Writing Prompt
Renaissance & Reformation Timeline Collaborative Activity
Renaissance & Reformation 1 Page Study Guide
Renaissance & Reformation Unit Test w/Key
Link to each activity to see more detailed descriptions, thumbnail images and previews.
Student activities are cooperative and utilize reading skills, map reading, chart, graph and image analysis, and investigative abilities.
Activities include all resources, including online materials, articles, maps, and charts, and also provided is a student handout or graphic organizer for each lesson activity.
Designed for a World History course as a complete 20 day unit in a block schedule, but easily adapted for a traditional schedule.
Very multiple intelligences and varied in activities and skill levels.
Utilizes technology, cooperative group skills, and analysis of resources. Also easily modified for AP World or European History courses.
Check back often for new units through the school year! Individual activities are also available.
All of the following units are available as part of my World History Semester 1 Complete Package:
World Religions Complete Unit
Renaissance & Reformation Complete Unit
Asian Empires Complete Unit
Age of Exploration Complete Unit
Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, American & French Revolutions Complete Unit
See also my World History Semester 2 Complete Package and my World History Complete Course!