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Showing Grade 7, Unit 9, The Protestant Reformation
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Archimedes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/archimedes.shtml

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This BBC site is a clearly written article on Archimedes that links to schools in ancient Greece and a nearly 2000 year old book on his theories that was recently discovered. Standard 6.4.8 and 7.10.1

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 288

Caliphs and Kings: The Art and Influence of Islamic Spain

http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/online.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Select the title from the index of Smithsonian exhibitions. This site has examples of Islamic art from Spain from the 8th to the 15th centuries. It was through this multi-religious and multi-cultural period of Spanish society that many of the ideas and artistic traditions of medieval Islamic civilization reached Europe. Standard 7.9.7

Comments: Scroll to Islamic Art when you link to the site.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3599

Great Irish Famine

http://www.nde.state.ne.us/SS/irish/irish_pf.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a hard hitting history of the confict between Britain and Ireland that was part of the larger European Catholic-Protestant religious wars and culminated in the tragedy of the Irish Potato Famine. More than one million Irish starved while a million and a half immigrated to America, Australia and England. Classroom lessons using primary sources appear at the end of the document. Standards 7.9.4, and 8.6.3

Comments: This materials is part of the Holocaust Curriculum in New Jersey and is linked here from the Nebraska Department of Education website

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1447

Introduction to the Reformation

http://www.saburchill.com/history/chapters/chap5101.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: During the Reformation people criticised and changed the way the Catholic Church worked. Some people wanted change while others did not. There were two main groups of people who were trying to alter the Church: Those within the Church some clergy held meetings to discuss problems within the Church. and issue a call to reform certain things. In addition to this, people's attitudes were being radically altered by the Renaissance and advances in science. These pages look at this history from the early calls for reform, through the work of Luther and Calvin, to the English Reformation. Standards 7.9.1 and 7.9.2

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1759

California Landmarks by County

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Averroes

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Ibn-Rushd, known as Averroes in the West (11261198), was an Arab philosopher, physician, and polymath: a master of philosophy, theology, Maliki law and jurisprudence, astronomy, geography, mathematics, medicine, physics, psychology and science in medieval Spain. His school of philosophy is known as Averroism has been described as the founding father of secular thought in Western Europe. Standard 7.2.6 and 7.9.7

Comments: Wikipedia is not always the best source but this article has more references and is more clearly written that others on the Internet about Averroes.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 533

Church and Reformation

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/state/church_reformation/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Reformation in England was a political move that had far reaching implications for changing the relationship between Church and state. Follow its impact on the architecture of church buildings and on religious systems of belief. Standards 7.9.2 and 7.9.3

Comments: This is a British site (BBC) so some of the references are not well known by American readers.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 662

French Wars of Religion 1562-1598

http://www.lepg.org/wars.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Modern readers will be astonished at how much blood was shed over religion in the 1500s. The religious wars in France began with overt hostilities in 1562 and lasted until the Edict of Nantes in 1598. It was warfare that devastated a generation. "One faith" was viewed as essential to civil order -- how else would society hold together? And without the right faith, pleasing to God who upholds the natural order, there was sure to be disaster. Heresy was treason, and vice versa. Religious toleration, which to us seems such a necessary virtue in public life, was considered tantamount to letting drug dealers move next door and corrupt your children, a view for the cynical and world-weary who had forgotten God and no longer cared about the health of society. Standard 7.9.4

Comments: The reading is long but clearly written.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Resource ID: 1310

Luther Sparks the Protestant Reformation

http://www.crf-usa.org/bria/bria17_1.htm#luther

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This discussion of the Protestant Reformation describes the actions and ideas of Luther and how these differ from the doctrines of the Catholic Church. There are discussion questions at the end, followed by an activity on the separation of Church and State in the U.S. Standards 7.9.2 and 11.3.5

Comments: This is a Constituitional Rights Foundation Bill of Rights in Action article.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2030

Mary, Queen of Scots

http://www.englishhistory.net/tudor/relative/maryqos.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a biography, a timeline, and images related to Mary, Queen of Scots who challenged Elizabeth I for the throne of England in the mid 1500s. The battles between Mary (Catholic) and Elizabeth (Protestant) over control of England involved more than politics but set the course for religious beliefs and the authority of the Pope in Europe and America. Standards 7.9.3 and 7.9.4

Comments: This site is part of English History.net but the author is not listed. Historical balance on the allocation of blame between Elizabeth and Mary is maintained and solid primary sources are listed.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2118

Menno Simons

http://www.cob-net.org/text/history_menno.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This brief biography of Menno Simons compares him to Ignatius Loyola in the strength of his beliefs. It contrasts Simons' beliefs to those of the Catholic church and shows in what specific ways his protestant ideas differed from Catholic beliefs. Standard 7.9.3

Comments: This site was written for the "Heritage" column by Victor Shepherd for the United Church of Canada newsletter.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2144

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