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Interactive video lesson plan for: Crash Course Protestant Reformation

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In which John Green teaches you about the Protestant Reformation. Prior to the Protestant Reformation, pretty much everyone in Europe was a Roman Catholic. Not to get all great man, but Martin Luther changed all that. Martin Luther didn't like the corruption he saw in the church, especially the sale of indulgences, so he left the church and started his own. And it caught on! And it really did kind of change the world. The changes increased literacy and education, and some even say the Protestant Reformation was the beginning of Capitalism in Europe.

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Tagged under: Protestant Reformation (Event),Martin Luther (Founding Figure),Protestantism (Religion),Luther,church,religion,catholicism,catholic church,history,historical,Huldrych Zwingli (Founding Figure),Documentary,crash ,menno,mennonite

10 questions

1. Which King is he referring to? (00:00:17)

2. Why do you think the Church broke into so many pieces? (00:01:15)

3. Which two languages did the Church educate people in? (00:02:04)

4. Why do you think the Church sent Luther away? (00:03:37)

5. How might these ideas challenge the Church at this time? (00:04:15)

6. How do you think the Church will respond to these claims/acquisations? (00:05:37)

7. Why would the Printing Press be so influential in spreading Luther's ideas? (00:06:39)

8. How will this change how the common people of the day interact with their Holy text? (00:07:37)

9. How would this idea radically change a feudal society? (00:10:10)

10. With the troubles that Albert and his country faced; how would turning against the traditional church in favour of Lutheranism be beneficial? (Think of what the RC church controls) (00:12:15)

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