Learn about the courage of the reformers and meet some of the most talented artists of all time. Read biographies on famous personalities of the Renaissance,
and study the stars and planets with Galileo. Rejoice with the early hymn writers and see what these heroes of the faith had to say about God's love and protection in troubling times as you study hymns of
What are the major history and science topic areas in the Renaissance and Reformation unit?
The major history and science topic areas in the Renaissance and Reformation unit are the Renaissance and Reformation periods and Astronomy.
What are some highlights from the unit on The Renaissance and Reformation?
Studies and activities on: Johann Gutenberg's invention of the movable-type printing press • Block and potato printing • Reading
biographies of Renaissance and Reformation personalities • European countries that played a major role in the Renaissance and Reformation - their histories, cultures, and geography • Note taking
and summary writing • Songs in the Bible, traditional hymns of our faith – their authors, composers, and scriptural background and history • Memorizing Psalm 96 • Art, artists, and
architecture of the Renaissance – the Baroque and Rococo styles • Music and composers of the Renaissance • Touring an art museum • Conflicts between Renaissance scientists and the
Roman church • Astronomy, galaxies, the solar system • Space travel and observation • Touring a planetarium • Reading and writing poetry • Interjections, adverbs,
direct and indirect objects • Creating an Astronomy Game • Using the Library • The Dewey Decimal System • Sampling the foods of European countries - Swiss fondue, Italian
biscotti, French quiche and German puff pancakes • Having an "Out of this World Party!"