03 October 2019
3 - European Civil Wars -
The rise of nation states: how did religious difference lead to
Key Questions, Words and Skills
Additional materials and external links
Luther, what happened next?
Key concepts: Reformation, structure and
Key skill: Source analysis,
Lesson 1 - Worms
Tristam Hunt's four part BBC
documentary series of the revolutionary consequences of the
PBS Empires two part
documentary History Channel
What happened when Martin Luther's ideas spread
Coercion, persuasion and consent, Solo fide, egalitarian,
orthodoxy, vernacular, two kingdoms theory, iconoclasm
Key skill: Debatable essay questions.
Lesson 2 -
Reform or revolution? Church or state?
Janina Ramirez tells the
story of three books that defined this radical religious
revolution in England: Tyndale's New Testament,
Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer and Foxe's Book of
Catholicism fight back? Why was Calvin so important?
Soft Power, Protestant Work Ethic, predestination, Elect and the
Reprobate, puritanical, propaganda, inquisition,
waterboarding, human rights
Key skill: Comprehension,
explanation and Top Trumps playing,
Lesson 3 - Counter-Reformation and Calvin.
from the lesson
As part of our work on the Reformation we will
also be visiting the
International Museum of the Reformation in Geneva.
More on the
Spanish Inquisition in 15 minutes from the University of
How were nation states formed, why did they go to war against each other and why was
Key concepts: Huguenots, religious toleration, tyrannicide
Key skill: The philosophy of
identity, understanding the 30 Years' War!
- European Civil Wars and the Rise of the Nation State
the rise of nation states see this excellent short overview by
William R. Bowen or this diagrammatically supported account
Flow of History.
Why did the Dutch (and the
British) become so rich in the 17th century? What are some of
the inherent problems of capitalism?
Key concepts: Capitalism, Baroque,
Scientific Revolution, secular, multinational corporations,
shares, monopoly, triangular trade.
Key skill: PESC, cause and
- Mercantile Capitalism and Slavery Lesson 5
from the lesson
Although not compulsory, I highly recommend the
new BBC Civilisations series
The new 2018 BBC Civilisations art history series
contains a number of beautiful episodes. This is one of the best
and really excellent on the world's first globalisation.
This is a rather beautiful introduction to art in
Dutch Golden Age.
What was the scientific revolution?
Key concepts: deductive and inductive reasoning,
- Scientific Enlightenment and Enlightened Despotism. Lesson 6
Probably the most readable books on the
history of the scientific revolution are Dava Sobel's
, the story
of John Harrison an English clockmaker who solved the problem of
how to measure longitude at sea and Longitude
which brilliantly captures a
relationship and time: plague, Thirty Years' War and the Medicis.
Longitude was also made in to an outstanding
TV film. VIDEO
End of Unit Assessments
Assessment 1 -
e-Assessment Revision Guide
A: Knowing and understanding
D: Thinking critically
Balloon debate on the absolute Assessment 2
monarchs of the 17th and 18th
century. MYP criteria: