Category: History: Rensaissance and Reformation

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English Reformation: Henry VIII, Edward, Mary, Elizabeth I (Notebook Pages)

Today, I have some notebook pages to share with you about the English Reformation. (They are currently free; be sure to get them now!)  In the 1500s, the Church of England broke away from the authority of the Pope. It was during the reign of Henry VIII that Protestantism took hold in England. Henry’s marital problems and desire for a male heir led to a turbulent (often bloody) time in...

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Britain Geography and Landmarks Packet

Today I have a new packet to share with you about the geography and famous landmarks of Britain.  We have been studying the history of Britain.  I wanted the kids to be familiar with some of the well-known places of London (and Britain in general). That way, when we talk about places like the Tower of London or Westminster Abbey, they would be able to envision these famous buildings. Better...

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Age of Exploration Packet

For the past couple of weeks, we have been doing a unit on the Age of Exploration. Today I’m going to share the 30+page packet of worksheets/notebook pages, cards, and activities about the famous Explorers of the 1500s. We are coming at the Age of Exploration from the context of World History.  We had studied the Renaissance and Reformation (be sure to check out those resources below!).  We are doing...

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Reformation – Martin Luther Notebook Page and Lapbook Pieces

The past couple of weeks, our family studied the Reformation.  We had already spent a lot of time talking about the Popes (who were patrons of many of the famous Renaissance artists like Michelangelo and Raphael. (See more at this Renaissance post).  And, we had already talked a little bit about the sale of indulgences (because Pope Leo X in particular was known for granting indulgences to help raise money...

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Renaissance Worksheets – Holy Roman Empire, Albrecht Dürer

We have continued on with our unit on the Renaissance.  Our readings covered Maximilian and Charles V, and talked about the influential people of that period: the Fugger Family, who were the wealthiest banking family outside of Italy, and Albrecht Dürer the famous German artist. We are using  The Story of the Renaissance (affiliate link)  as our spine for this unit.  We read sections aloud together and add in art...

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Renaissance Artist Worksheets on da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and their Patrons

We have been continuing our study of the Renaissance period. Our last post shared some of the things we did when we covered the early Renaissance period. The past week or so we talked about three of the famous artists of the Renaissance: da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. In the last post I mentioned that we watched Empires – The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance (affiliate link).  This 4-part series...

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Early Renaissance: The Medici Family and Renaissance Art Notebook Pages

Early Renaissance Worksheet Packet The past few weeks we started learning about the early Renaissance period. Last semester we studied the Middle Ages. We finished in the 1300s with the Black Plague and Hundred Years War.  In January, we started Suzanne Strauss Art’s book, The Story of the Renaissance, (affiliate link) which we are using as our spine for the Renaissance and Reformation. It started with a section on the medieval...