Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Henry VIII and family

Here is the keynote presentation on Henry VIII and the creation of the Church of England.  Here are the points that make all this stuff so important, historically:

1.  Henry used Parliament to separate the Church of England from the Catholic Church (even though he didn't have to do that).

2.  Henry didn't really care about "religion" so much as he did his divorce.  Therefore he left it very unclear exactly what the religious practices of the Church of England were.

3.  He never solved the problem of a strong male heir, so the mess he left wasn't easily resolved.


Additionally, here's the homework assignment about Elizabeth.  The reading can be found online here, and the questions here.

English Revolution Syllabus

This is a long unit; here's the syllabus in case you need it.

Also, if you are curious about the Magna Carta of 1215, here's a translation of the whole thing.  (We looked only at points 12 and 39, and we used a slightly different translation.)

Again, remember - why is the Magna Carta so important?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Homework due 9/13

In case you misplaced the homework assignment, it can be found here.

Review Materials

When reviewing, think not only of the names and terms, but also how these ideas fit together to form a narrative.  In other words, you should be able to use names and terms to tell the story of the Protestant Reformation as a whole.

A fun way to review!  The Protestant Reformation Song!

Review the terms and apply them using the Protestant Reformation Perspectives chart.

Coming soon - the Protestant Reformation Review Sheet.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Differences between Catholics and Lutherans

Trying to remember what all Christians have as their core beliefs?  How about the differences in religious practice between Catholics and Lutherans?  Here's the keynote presentation we did together in class.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Setting the Stage

Trying to remember what Europe was generally like in 1500?

Here are the notes from class.