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Ch 4: The Reformation's Effects Across Europe: Homeschool Curriculum

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The Reformation's Effects across Europe unit of this AP European History Homeschool Curriculum course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the Protestant Reformation. 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 Reformation's effect on Europe. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the Protestant Reformation. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the spread of Reformation beliefs across Eastern Europe, the Netherlands and Switzerland; the Council of Trent and the Sack of Rome.
  • 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 Reformation's Effects across Europe unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Reformation's Effects across Europe Unit Objectives:

  • Learn how John Calvin and Huldrych Zwingli brought the Reformation to Switzerland.
  • Discuss the events that led mercenaries to attack the city of Rome.
  • Explain how the Council of Trent helped the Catholic Church survive the Reformation.
  • Understand the roles of the Bourbon and Hapsburg dynasties in the Reformation.
  • Describe the Protestant impact on the European economy, education and family life.
  • Explore how Russia fared under Ivan the Terrible.

10 Lessons in Chapter 4: The Reformation's Effects Across Europe: Homeschool Curriculum
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The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe

1. The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe

In the 16th century, Martin Luther inspired people to believe that the Catholic Church shouldn't hold authority over laypeople. This lesson explores the spread of these Protestant ideas throughout Europe.

Religious Reform in Switzerland: Calvin & Zwingli's Teachings in the Reformation

2. Religious Reform in Switzerland: Calvin & Zwingli's Teachings in the Reformation

The Protestant Reformation resulted in many people splitting from the Catholic Church. This lesson explores the effect of the Reformation in Switzerland under the leadership of Zwingli and Calvin.

Mercenaries and the Sack of Rome

3. Mercenaries and the Sack of Rome

Politics led Charles de Bourbon, a rich French Duke, to flee his country to fight for his cousin, the Holy Roman Emperor. This lesson explains how financing and the use of mercenaries by Bourbon led to the sack of Rome in 1527.

The Council of Trent: The Catholic Church Survives the Reformation

4. The Council of Trent: The Catholic Church Survives the Reformation

The Protestant Reformation was a movement of Christians who disagreed with some of the teachings and actions of the Catholic Church. This article explores the effect of the Reformation on the Church.

Life After the Reformation & Protestant Influence on Society

5. Life After the Reformation & Protestant Influence on Society

The Protestant Reformation was a huge movement that led to many Christians splitting from the Catholic Church. This lesson explores the after effects on families, education and social life.

The History of the House of Bourbon in the Reformation

6. The History of the House of Bourbon in the Reformation

This lesson will explain the effects and events of the Protestant Reformation within France. It will discuss the dealings of the French Protestants, known as Huguenots, with the royal House of Bourbon.

The Netherlands During the Reformation

7. The Netherlands During the Reformation

This lesson will focus on the Protestant Reformation and its effect on the Netherlands. It will highlight the role Protestantism, especially in the form of Calvinism, played in the Netherlands' fight for freedom from Catholic Spain.

Eastern Europe During the Reformation

8. Eastern Europe During the Reformation

This lesson will focus on the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation within Eastern Europe. As it highlights Hungary and Poland, it will explore the reasons why the Reformation did not last within these countries.

The Habsburg Dynasty in the Reformation

9. The Habsburg Dynasty in the Reformation

This lesson focuses on the Habsburg Dynasty during the Reformation. It will highlight the dealings of the Holy Roman Emperors with Protestantism, while also explaining the Reformation's effect on Spain.

Ivan the Terrible and the Making of Russia

10. Ivan the Terrible and the Making of Russia

Ivan the Terrible was a great but violent leader. Despite his intelligence, he was prone to violent outbursts. This lesson explores his life and the effects of his reign on Russia.

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