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Christopher Columbus 1492

History lesson on Columbus

Leif Eriksson

Leif Erikson- (movie clip)

Power of the Catholic Church


Protestant Reformation, Indulgences, Popes and their power, St. Peter's Basilica, Diet of Worms, Bible written only in Latin, Purgatory, Martin Luther, 95 Thesis, Direct Relationship with God, Translation of Bible into vernacular, Henry VIII, John Calvin, Huguenots , Edict of Nantes, Council of Trent, Counter Reformation, Catholic vs. Protestant, Religious wars, Idolatry

Iconoclastic Riots, Roman Inquisition, Forbidden Books, Heresy, The Seven Sacraments 

Indulgences in the 1400s 

History lesson on Indulgences

Martin Luther and the 95 Theses 1517

Read some of the 95 Theses

The Protestant Reformation 1517

Examine the purpose of the Council of Trent

Henry the VIII and the Anglican Church 1534

History lesson on the Anglican Church and King Henry

The Counter Reformation 1545-1563

Edict of Nantes

Peace of Augsburg

Diet of Augsburg

John Calvin-Calvinism-Predestination-Huguenots 1552

History lesson on John Calvin

Spanish Conquistadors 1508-1600s

European Religious Wars 1618-1648

History lesson on Religious Wars

Separatists from Lutheran Church

History lesson on Separatists and the creation of Puritanism

Native American Perspectives 1500s

from Native American Perspectives

  • Prophecies of Our Grandparents
  • The Arrival of the White Men
  • A Cheyenne Memory

The Great Migration 1630

European Enlightenment 1650-1725


Francis Bacon,Thomas Hobbes, Rene Descartes, John Locke, Baron Montesquieu, Voltaire, David Hume, Jean Jacques, Rousseau, Denis Diderot, Immanuel Kant, Cesare Beccaria, Adam Smith

American Enlightenment (Political Writing) 1700-1800

Notes Concerning the Savages- Franklin

Narrative of Samson Occom -Occom

Speech in the Virginia Convention- Henry

Declaration of Independence- Jefferson

The Crisis- Paine

Letter to John Adams- Adams (wife)

Benjamin Banneker- Banneker's letter to Jefferson

Suggested novel/s:

The Way to Rainy Mountain- Scott Momaday

Indian Killer- Sherman Alexie