The following is a common core based lesson on the spread of the Protestant Reformation to several areas of Europe particularly to England and Switzerland. This lesson includes a variety of student-centered activities designed to promote critical thinking skills as well as class discussion. Several activities include:
• Do now – students pretend to be three different people and write their reactions to Luther’s ideas.
• Secondary source reading and questions about the reasons the reformation spread.
• Secondary and primary source readings about Henry VIII and John Calvin – many thought provoking questions and what would you do questions follow. – excellent opportunities for class discussion.
• Student generated thesis statements answering the following question, “Was it possible to stop the Reformation once it had started?” Perfect set up for the next lesson on the Catholic Reformation.
Plus fill-in-the-blank notes and answers
I also offer this lesson bundled with two other lessons on the Protestant Reformation.
Bundle #9 - The Protestant Reformation - Global/World History Common Core
...or bundled with several other lessons from the Renaissance and Reformation era...
Bundle #12 - Renaissance and Reformation - Global/World History Common Core
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