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Ch 5: AP European History - Wars of Religion: Homeschool Curriculum

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The Wars of Religion unit of this AP European History Homeschool Curriculum course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about European religious wars. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our AP European History Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the wars of religion. There is no faster or easier way to learn about European religious wars. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the 30 Years' War, 80 Years' War and peasant revolts.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Wars of Religion unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Wars of Religion Unit Objectives:

  • Learn about the peasant revolts that took place in Germany during the Protestant Reformation.
  • Discuss Dutch efforts to become independent of Spain and English-Spanish conflicts.
  • Explain the events of the 30 Years' War and its effect on the Holy Roman Emperor.
  • Understand the terms of the Peace of Augsburg and Peace of Westphalia.
  • Describe how French policies led to Catholic-Huguenot conflicts.

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: AP European History - Wars of Religion: Homeschool Curriculum
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The Reformation's Impact on Germany: The Peasant Wars

1. The Reformation's Impact on Germany: The Peasant Wars

The Reformation was a time when Christianity was split into Catholicism and Protestantism. This lesson explores the major changes brought about by the Reformation in Germany in the 16th century.

Religious Warfare Across Europe During the Reformation

2. Religious Warfare Across Europe During the Reformation

This lesson will explain the different wars which waged across Europe during the Reformation. It will begin with the German Peasants' Revolt and continue through the 30 Years' War, ending with the Peace of Westphalia.

The 80 Years War and the Spanish Armada

3. The 80 Years War and the Spanish Armada

This lesson will explain the relationship between the 80 Years' War and the Spanish Armada. It will focus on the Netherlands' struggle for independence from Spain while also describing the role England played in the conflict.

Westphalia and Peace of Augsburg: States' Rise to Sovereignty and Decline of the Empire

4. Westphalia and Peace of Augsburg: States' Rise to Sovereignty and Decline of the Empire

This lesson focuses on the Holy Roman Empire during the Reformation. As it highlights the Peace of Augsburg and the Peace of Westphalia, it will illustrate the rise of state power, and the decline of the empire.

The 30 Years War: Catholics vs. Protestants

5. The 30 Years War: Catholics vs. Protestants

This lesson will explore the reasons for the 30 Years' War. It will highlight the different phases of the war while also explaining why most of Europe took up battle against the Holy Roman Empire and the Hapsburg Dynasty.

The French Wars of Religion: Catholics vs. the Huguenots

6. The French Wars of Religion: Catholics vs. the Huguenots

The Protestant Reformation was so popular and controversial in Europe that it sometimes led to war. This lesson explores the violent effect of the Reformation in France as war erupted between the Catholics and the Protestants.

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