The Protestant Reformation

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					9th Grade Social Studies
     Fall 2010 Unit 3
           The Big Picture
                          to reform the practices
 Martin Luther began a movement
  of the Catholic Church that he believed were wrong.
  Reformation leaders did not intend to destroy Christian
  unity but rather redefine it.
 Lutheranism, Calvinism, and Anglicanism produced a
  dramatically new religious map.
 Catholic revival, and new tools such as the powerful
  Jesuit order, preserved much of territory for Catholicism,
  but it could not stem division.
 The result was a period of confusion and considerable
   conflict, including concern about witchcraft.
Why we study this unit:
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 Martin Luther's protests over the abuses in
  the Catholic Church led to a permanent
  split within Christianity.
 Nearly one-fifth of the Christians in today's
  world are Protestants
 The Reformation's questioning of beliefs
  and authority laid the ground work for the
  Enlightenment.
    Essential Questions:
             
1. How did abuses in the church spark
   widespread criticism?
2. How did Martin Luther challenge
   Catholic authority and teachings?
3. What role did John Calvin play in the
   Reformation?
    Essential Questions:
             
4. What were the effects of Protestantism
   in England?
5. What reforms were made in the
   Catholic Church?
6. What were the religious and social
   effects of the Counter-Reformation?
            Units:
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Last Unit: The Renaissance
Current Unit: Protestant
 Reformation
Next Unit: Absolutism
        Learning
  Activity/Assessment
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10/12: The Protestant Reformation part
 1 Qs
10/14: Causes of the Reformation

				
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