To become familiar with the causes, major events, and results of the Reformation.
1 class period
You can begin this lesson by reading with the class two introductory paragraphs about how dissatisfaction with the Catholic Church began to grow during the Renaissance period. Students will then need time to read to themselves information outlining the Reformation.
I. Causes of the Reformation
A. Political Causes
B. Religious Causes
C. Economic Causes
II. Major Events of the Reformation
III. Results of the Reformation
Class members spend the rest of the period answering 40 questions, either by themselves or with a classmate, using information on the outline.
In questions 1-25, students must identify what person, term, or event is being described. In questions 26-40, they need to decide which of the statements might have been made by leaders of the Catholic Church, and which might have been made by leaders of the Protestant Reformation.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment or used as a review exercise later in the school year.