About Martin Luther/Martin Luther

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About Martin Luther/Martin Luther



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This is the epic tale of the great Protestant revolutionary whose belief in his faith would overthrow the all-powerful Catholic Church and reshape Medieval Europe. Join Luther as he recalls his life, from his initial crisis of faith in a storm-wracked forest that led him to become a monk, to his heady confrontation with the great powers of Europe.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 8
World History to 1500
7 ) Describe the widespread impact of the Roman Empire.

Example: spread of Roman law and political theory, citizenship and slavery, architecture and engineering, religions, sculptures and paintings, literature, and the Latin language

•  Tracing important aspects of the diffusion of Christianity, including its relationship to Judaism, missionary impulse, organizational development, transition from persecution to acceptance in the Roman Empire, and church doctrine
•  Explaining the role of economics, societal changes, Christianity, political and military problems, external factors, and the size and diversity of the Roman Empire in its decline and fall

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.8.7- Compare at least one modern aspect of culture to one ancient aspect.

Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 9
World History: 1500 to the Present
3 ) Explain causes of the Reformation and its impact, including tensions between religious and secular authorities, reformers and doctrines, the Counter-Reformation, the English Reformation, and wars of religion.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.9.3- Define Reformation, counter-Reformation, English Reformation, and religious and secular authorities; identify key events and/or people of the Reformation.

Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 9-12
9 ) Explain the purpose of social systems and institutions, including schools, churches, voluntary associations, and governments.

•  Describing origins and beliefs of various religions
•  Distinguishing among the concepts of power, coercion, and authority
•  Comparing charismatic, traditional, and rational-legal authority
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 9-12
Human Geography
6 ) Explain how religion influences cultures around the globe.

•  Identifying major religions, their source areas, and spatial expansion
•  Interpreting different ceremonies based on religious traditions, including marriages, funerals, and coming-of-age
•  Describing how religion influences political views around the world
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