Exploration and Reformation
Packet, Deadline November 19, 80 points
Who and what were major players in the Age of Exploration and the Protestant Reformation?
How did their actions impact the world?
Between 1350 and 1550 the world turned upside down. The plague, the power of the Church, exploration, technology, artwork, science - all of it changed in a few generations. It's impossible to determine a single factor in all this. For example, you have the demand for new cloth boosting the Florentine textile trade that in turn expanded the income for the Florentine families that hired the great artists. The great artists inspired changes in studies of the human condition and form. That in turn led to studies in medicine and questions about the nature of disease. That changed how people thought about themselves and God and asking questions about the order of the universe. So, did the Florentine cloth trade create the Reformation. Well, the answer is yes and no, but it was part of the process. For his packet we are going to study that process.
Students will identify and explain the effects of the key events and people listed in the assigned questions.
For this assignment you will create a well written answer of a paragraph or two to each of the above questions. The assignment will be submitted in printed form. It will not be submitted electronically. Your assginment needs to include contextual answers to the questions. Below is the rubric for the questions.
Is each answer complete? Is the language use correct and easy to follow?
Are the answers essentially correct, but key points are missing? Is the language use correct and easy to follow?
Do the answers use generic statements without clear conclusions and are the points vague and difficult to understand? Is the language use obscure and does it contain frequent errors?
Are the answers random and vague? Does the language use containg frequent errors? Are the answers pointless statement that could be applied under any set of circumstances?
To view the PowerPoint file about my essay observations in class, click here.
Click here to access the reading about the Age of Exploration we used in class.
Click here to open the PowerPoint file about European expansionism that we used in class.
Here is the link to the PowerPoint about Two Religious Reformers.