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What factors led to the weakening of the Catholic
Church and the beginning of the Reformation?
P R E V I E W Your school’s principal has just enacted a policy regarding dress code violations
that you believe unfairly targets certain students. You would like to voice your
opinion, but are concerned that doing so might label you a troublemaker. Which
of the following courses of action should you take?
A. Ask for an appointment with the principal and explain your concerns about
the policy face to face.
B. Create a pamphlet that outlines your arguments against the new policy and
pass it out to students at lunchtime.
C. Stand on the sidewalk outside the school and, as students leave school for the
day, protest loudly against the new policy.
D. Ask your parents if you can transfer to another school where you know the
dress code policy is fairer.
E. Stay quiet and wait to see if other students are also upset before you start
speaking out against the policy.
Now, in a few sentences, explain why you chose that particular course of action. © Teachers’ Curriculum Institute The Reformation Begins 1 I N T E R A C T I V E S T U D E N T N O T E B O O K R E A D I N G N O T E S Social Studies Vocabulary As you complete the Reading Notes, use these terms in your answers.
indulgence Reformation Martin Luther simony Protestant denomination
Section 1 1. Complete the chart below by identifying three similarities between the
classroom activity and the Catholic Church’s selling of indulgences.
Classroom Activity Historical Connection • The school attempted to raise
money by selling points to
students. • • Students who performed poorly
on the quiz or other assignments
were told they could still earn
high grades by buying points. • sinners could get into heaven still • Students who honored the
academic process or couldn’t
afford to buy points were
troubled by the policy, believing
it was wrong or unfair. • church raised money by selling
indulgences by paying the church reformers believed indulgences
were wrong 2. Name three factors, besides selling indulgences, that contributed to the
weakening of the Catholic Church.
- worldliness s & corruption
- political conflict between the pope & monarchs
- sold leadership positions called, simoys 2 The Reformation Begins © Teachers’ Curriculum Institute I N T E R A C T I V E S T U D E N T N O T E B O O K Section 2 1. What teachings and actions of John Wycliffe led the pope to accuse him
he translated the bible from Latin to English so common people could read it 2. What reforms did Jan Hus call for?
- criticized church wealth & popes authority
- wanted bible in English 3. In what way did Catherine of Siena’s approach to faith help prepare people for
she prayed for hours & wrote spiritual letters & involved herself in church affairs 4. Who was Desiderius Erasmus? How did he help to prepare Europe for
a humanist from Holland © Teachers’ Curriculum Institute his attacks on corruption made many
people desire to leave the church The Reformation Begins 3 I N T E R A C T I V E S T U D E N T N O T E B O O K Section 3 1. Why did Martin Luther write the Ninety-Five Theses and post them on the
door of a church in Wittenberg?
the church wasn’t listening to the grievances so he nailed them to the door 2. Use this chart to compare and contrast Luther’s beliefs with those of the
Martin Luther Catholic Church - bible was the ultimate source of religious
- pope was religious authority
authority, not pope
- few priests
- all christians were priests
- bible in latin so people had to go to church
- all should study the bible 3. What happened when Luther was brought before the Diet of Worms?
he refused to take back the teachings
the emperor forbade the printing of his writings 4 The Reformation Begins © Teachers’ Curriculum Institute I N T E R A C T I V E S T U D E N T N O T E B O O K Section 4 1. Name three factors that helped spread Luther’s reforms across Europe. people were tired
of abusers more people to
read the bible rulers embraced
Protestant faith The Reformation 2. What two Protestant reformers began new churches in Switzerland?
John Caluin 3. What personal and political reasons led King Henry VIII to split with the
Personal Reasons Political Reasons - he could get a divorce & remarry no longer have to share
power with church 4. Who was William Tyndale? For what important contribution is
he most remembered?
priest scholar writer © Teachers’ Curriculum Institute translated books from bible The Reformation Begins 5 I N T E R A C T I V E S T U D E N T N O T E B O O K P R O C E S S I N G In each outline, draw facial features to show how each of these six individuals felt
about the need to reform the Catholic Church. Then, under each head, complete
the sentence to express what each person would say about the Reformation.
An example is provided.
Catholic Church Official We need reform because
we don’t Martin Luther We need reform because
the church has too much
power 6 The Reformation Begins Jan Hus We need reform because
the church is corrupt John Calvin We need reform because
the church teachings are
wrong Desiderius Erasmus We need reform because we
must put an end to Church
abuses in order to keep our
King Henry VIII We need reform because
i want more power © Teachers’ Curriculum Institute ...
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