REVIEW: Martin Luther and Reformation

Task 1

Watch videos and read to learn about Martin Luther

Causes of the Reformation

In the beginning of the 16th century, many events occurred that led to the protestant reformation. Clergy abuse caused people to begin criticizing the Catholic Church.

The central points of criticism were the following:

  • The church sold tickets of indulgences (forgiveness) from sins for money. This suggested that the rich could buy their way into Heaven while the poor could not – quite the opposite of what the Bible says.
  • Many people did not understand the sermon, because it was in Latin.
  • Religious posts were often sold to whoever was willing to pay the most money for them. This meant many priests did not know much about Christianity. So they told the people many different things. Some of those things had little to do with what was written in the Bible.


In the beginning, Luther had not planned to separate from the Catholic Church or to create a new religion; he wanted to reform the Catholic Church.

Summary in 8 minutes


In 1524-1525, millions of peasants rebelled against the nobles in the name of equality of the humanity in front at God. Many countries in Europe followed the trend of Protestant reformation and Europe was divided by denomination. This brought religious wars such as the French Wars of Religion.

The Pope reestablished the inquisition to combat heresy. The Catholic Church responded to the protestant reformation with the counter-reformation. Force was not entirely successful, so the Pope created new religious orders like the Jesuits. These new religious orders were charged to combat Protestantism while educating the population to Catholicism.


Protestant denominations have multiplied in different forms, especially in Protestant countries. Catholic countries such as Spain and Mexico for a long time forbade Protestants to immigrate, and Protestant countries sometimes forbade Catholics. Protestants are influential in the United States and the English Canada. After the Seven Years War the British imposed the Quebec Act granting freedom of religion in Quebec, hoping it would become Protestant.

Now: Take this short quiz


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Task 2: In your opinion, what was the most important cause for Martin Luther to believe the Catholic Church was in a deep crisis?

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Reading Literature

When reading literature, we’ll concentrate on many aspects.

Watch the following videos, take notes and then we talk.

Review on literary devices

Let’s get ready to start reading our novel this year:

“A Fish in a Tree”

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It´s gym time!

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Check out these videos

Now, take this quiz

Read the following poem

“I am” – a poem by Laura from Bullying UK

5 April 2012

“I Am” has become one of the world’s best known poems about Bullying, featured in awareness campaigns and translated into many languages around the world. What many people don’t know is the history behind the poem.

I Am – By Laura

I am the person you bullied at school,
I am the person who didn’t know how to be cool,
I am the person you alienated,
I am the person you ridiculed and hated.

I am the person who sat on her own,
I am the person who walked home alone,
I am the person you scared every day,
I am the person who had nothing to say.

I am the person with hurt in her eyes,
I am the person you never saw cry,
I am the person living alone with her fears,
I am the person destroyed by her peers.

I am the person who drowned in your scorn,
I am the person who wished she hadn’t been born,
I am the person you destroyed for ‘fun’,
I am the person, but not the only one.

I am the person whose name you don’t know,
I am the person who just can’t let go,
I am the person who has feelings too,
And I was a person, just like you.

Answer the questions leaving a comment in the blog

-Who is the voice?

-What is the theme of the poem? And the tone?

-Which is your favourite stanza? Why?

-Write 2 sentences to express your opinion about bullying

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Working and playing with Conditionals!!

Let’s practice some Conditional Sentences.

Let’s begin with some exercises on Type 1

Now without options…

How about Type 2

A bit more difficult now.

Some on Type 3, and get ready to play….

One more!

This last link is for the students who want to practice even more!!! You will see on the left margin that you have access to different Categories, (Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3). If you click here you will be able to practice even more!!

We will work now with some games!!

This is a very funny game!!! Have you ever heard about “Who wants to be a millionaire?” Ok, it is now time to become billionaires by using conditional sentences!!

Game 1

Game 2


Game 2 Same game with different formats

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Coronavirus: do you really think you know everything about this?

Watch the following videos and then take a survey

Here the quiz to prove yourself!

Now, choose an activity that you like

-a video of yourself washing your hands and explaining the importance of this habit.

-a poster with 4 important measures to be taken into account to avoid catching the virus

-a rap song recorded by yourself giving advice

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Talent Show!

Here are some of your jokes and tongue twisters. Congrats to all of you who shared their stuff and especially to those parents who joined you!

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New Thinkers, New ideas, New inventions

Task 1: Let’s do research on these important people!

Read about all of them and complete the worksheet in google classroom

Christopher Wren (architect)

Robert Hooke (scientist, doctor)

Thomas Savery (inventor)

Isaac Newton (inventor, physician)

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Galileo Galilei (astronomer, mathematician, physician, inventor)

John Locke (thinker)

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Thomas Hobbes (thinker)

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These people were very advanced for that era, so the King of England thought they were not serious, and that nothing they said could be true or really happen.

Task 2 : Choose a person you find interesting

Create a comic in which this person has to convince the King of England, who has a middle-aged mind, of his wonderful ideas.

Use one of the following apps:






Please: share your comic in google classroom. (you can add it to the chart document)

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Shakespeare by Junior 7

This is some of the amazing work you did last Thursday! Congrats!

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