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Direct Instruction (10 min.)

  • Whole group

  • Social studies content-rich

  • Guided by district curriculum documents/NJCCCS

  • Introduce Objective

Wrap Up (5 min.)

  • Teacher brings closure to the workshop by revisiting focus of mini-lesson.

Exit boards/slip)



Suggested Lesson #2

Content Area: Social Studies

Lesson Title: Reformation and Conflict

Timeframe: 5- 90 Minute Blocks/9 -45 Minute Class periods

Lesson Components

21st Century Themes

X

Global Awareness




Financial, Economic, Business, and Entrepreneurial Literacy




Civic Literacy




Health Literacy

21st Century Skills

X

Creativity and Innovation

X

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

X

Communication and Collaboration

x

Information Literacy

X

Media Literacy

X

ICT Literacy




Life and Career Skills

Interdisciplinary Connections: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies,

Integration of Technology: Use of interactive white board media if available, computers with internet access to Microsoft Word

Equipment needed: Internet, computers, interactive white boards




Goals/Objectives

Learning Activities/Instructional Strategies

Formative Assessment Tasks

SWAT:


  • Discuss why Luther rebelled against the teachings of the Catholic Church.

  • Explain the attraction of Evangelical Christianity to many 21st believers. “Born Again Christians”

  • Discuss how Christian festivals reflect the teachings of Christianity.

  • Discuss how the ceremonies and life cycle practices of Christianity reflect the core values of various Christian denominations

  • Describe how Judeo- Christian and Moslem teaching is reflected in modern day culture.


Essential Question: How do life cycle ceremonies and festivals

Essential Question: To what degree do belief systems promote or retard achievements of civil societies?

NJCCCS:

CPI #
6.2.8.D.3.f Determine the extent to which religions, mythologies, and other belief systems shaped the values of classical societies.

Lesson Sequence
The teacher should compare Martin Luther to Martin Luther King, Jr. The teacher should have the student compare the protest movements of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s to the Protestant Reformation in the middle ages.

Teacher should mention the fact that Martin Luther King, Jr. had been changed from Michael King because of his father admiration from Martin Luther.


Suggested Activity: Teacher should being the discuss asking the question: “Do you think Martin Luther King Jr., was a great leader?” Did his role of a pastor of a church help him in his ability to be an effective leader?

Have student read the following article: http://bit.ly/rzLqF

Then ask students to go back to the original question. In a Think-Pair-share activity, decide if Dr. King was a great protest movement leader? Ask students to decide whether the civil rights movement under Dr. King and other leadership was a successful protest movement? What were its goals? Did it achieve its goals? Discuss the four criteria from the teacher’s notes.

Then have students read the following article: http://bit.ly/zzxED

Have students compare the early life of Martin Luther and Dr. King. Discuss the reason why both of them challenge the norms of their respective societies. Like in the case of Dr. King students should answer the following questions: What segment of society did Luther get

Suggested Activity: Teacher should being the discuss asking the question: “Do you think Martin Luther King Jr., was a great leader?” Did his role of a pastor of a church help him in his ability to be an effective leader?

Have student read the following article: http://bit.ly/rzLqF

Then ask students to go back to the original question. In a Think-Pair-share activity, decide if Dr. King was a great protest movement leader? Ask students to decide whether the civil rights movement under Dr. King and other leadership was a successful protest movement? What were its goals? Did it achieve its goals? Discuss the four criteria from the teacher’s notes.

Then have students read the following article: http://bit.ly/zzxED

Have students compare the early life of Martin Luther and Dr. King. Discuss the reason why both of them challenge the norms of their respective societies. Like in the case of Dr. King students should answer the following questions: What segment of society did Luther get


http://calvarychapel.com/

Activity: Start the class with discussing the some of the major aspects of evangelical Christianity as contained in the articles. Have the students create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting evangelical to mainstream Christianity such as Roman Catholicism and Lutheranism.


Use the following website from the University of Wyoming:

Discuss the following:

Why is Lent the most solemn period of Christian calendar?

Ask Christian students, “how their lifestyle changes during the period of Lent?

Discuss the significance of the following days of Holy Week: Palm Sunday, Good Friday,

Teacher will define and discuss the definition of sacraments from the University of Wyoming website:



http://bit.ly/cx1mpZ

Ask the student to draw a diagram explaining the life cycles of Christianity from birth to death. Extra Credit: find the biblical foundation for each of these ceremonies. Teacher will ask the following questions:



  • What are some of the sacraments that are discussed in Christianity? (Baptism, Holy Communion, Matrimony, etc.)

  • Why are sacraments an essential part of the religious practices of some Christians but not others? (Catholics vs. Evangelicals Protestants)

  • How do sacraments influence daily life among Christian denominations?

  • Explain the idea of original sin.

  • To what extent are these sacraments related to the teachings of Jesus Christ?

  • Why do some Christians believe in infant baptism while others practice adult baptism?

What is the significance of communion for Catholics and some Protestants?
Students should read landmark court cases that limit the role of religion in public places (10 Commandments in Court Buildings, the "I pledge of Allegiance,”). Teacher should also highlight how political Christian groups have formed to influence government and politicians throughout the course of American History. Discuss the question: When is it appropriate for kids to learn about religion in a public school? When is it not appropriate?




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