Unit 5: The Religious Wars

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Unit 5 High School

Unit Overview

Subjects Covered
Grammar, Literature, Composition, History
Time Period
Reformation and Revolutions
Grade Level
High School: 9 – 12
Civilization
French, Swiss, German, English
Literature
The Pilgrim’s Progress – by John Bunyan

OliverCromwellUnit Description

“In 1618 there broke out in Germany the last great religious contest. From the length of time that it lasted it is known as the Thirty Years’ War. In the beginning it was a war within the Empire, growing out of religious and political conflicts in Germany. As it progressed, Spain took an active part in it, Sweden at one time played the chief role, and France became a principal actor. Ultimately all the powers of Western Europe were more or less involved. Its causes were (1) the opportunities for dispute between Catholics and Protestants left by the religious peace of Augsburg and (2) the increased strength of Catholicism due to the progress of the Counter Reformation…”
Charles Horne
“While Wallenstein on the one side and Gustavus Adolphus on the other were fighting the battles of the ‘Thirty Years’ War’ in Germany, a similar religious war was going on in France. Louis XIII and his famous prime minister, Richelieu, were fighting with the Huguenots, or Protestants of France. Louis sat on the throne, but the real ruler of France was Cardinal Richelieu…” John Haare

Leading Ideas and Biblical Principles

  • History is HIS Story – God’s story of love, mercy, and redemption through Christ.
    • He made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. — Ephesians 1‍:‍9-10
  • God’s providential hand governs and times all events and provides for His Creation according to His plan and purposes.
    • The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.  And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.- Acts 17: 24 – 27
  • Godly leadership and servanthood are necessary for one to be a true reforming influence.
    • Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many..- Matthew 20:26 – 28
  • God raises up and removes leaders.
    • He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning..- Daniel 2:21

Unit 5 Resources: Middle School

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Lesson 1: History

Lesson One Assignments:

  • Review the discussion questions, then read the article: The Thirty Years’ War, pages 8 – 10.
  • Narrate about today’s reading using the appropriate notebook page. Be sure to answer the discussion questions and include key people, events, and dates within the narration.
  • Be sure to visit www.ArtiosHCS.com for additional resources.

Lesson One Discussion Questions:

  • What were the causes of the Thirty Year’s War?
  • What influence did Richelieu play in the Thirty Years’ War?
  • The Peace of Westphalia helped to aide in the end of the Thirty Years’ War. What provisions did it contain?
  • What was the importance of the Peace of Westphalia
Lesson 2: History

Lesson Two Assignments:

  • Review the discussion questions, then read the article: Cardinal Richelieu, pages 12 – 14.
  • Narrate about today’s reading using the appropriate notebook page. Be sure to answer the discussion questions and include key people, events, and dates within the narration.
  • Be sure to visit www.ArtiosHCS.com for additional resources.

Lesson Two Discussion Questions:

  • How did Cardinal Richelieu come to power?
  • What is another name for Henry of Navarre?
  • Research the importance of the Edict of Nantes.
  • Describe the growth of the French Navy during the reign of Louis XIII.
  • What country was once called the Company of New France?
Lesson 3: History

Lesson Three Assignments:

  • Review the vocabulary, then read the article: Gustavus Adolphus, pages 16 – 18.
  • Narrate about today’s reading using the appropriate notebook page. Be sure to include key people, events, and dates within the narration.
  • Define the vocabulary words in the context of the reading and put the word and its definition in the vocabulary section of your history notebook.
  • Write a biographical report on Gustavus Adolphus based on today’s reading. Your teacher will give you guidelines for the length of your report. Be prepared to share your report with others.
  • Be sure to visit www.ArtiosHCS.com for additional resources.
Literature

Unit 5 Literature Assignments

  • Read the assignment background information on Bunyan’s Allegory and Style.
  • If you have not completed the reading assignment from Unit 4, do so.

Unit 4 Composition Assignments

  • Using your notes on allegorical elements in the poem, write an essay explaining the Christian doctrine presented in the poem. What is the allegorical message to the original reader of the poem? What is the message for Christians today? You may need to do some research on this topic, so please remember to quote your sources. Feel free to use the lecture in the unit as a resource.
  • Using your notes and your outline, write a rough draft.
  • Find information on analysis essays here: http://www.roanestate.edu/owl/WritingLitAnalysis1.html
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