In this lesson, we will examine the Catholic Church in the early 1500s and begin to think about what Martin Luther wanted to achieve.
Unit Overview: What was Luther trying to achieve?
For next step we recommend the unit: How powerful was the Pope?.
In this lesson, we will follow Luther's story through his writing of the Ninety-Five Theses, his increasing disagreement with the Catholic Church, and his experience of the Diet of Worms.
In this lesson, we will examine Luther's changing intentions as he translated the Bible, published new pamphlets, and shared his views on the Peasants' War.
In this lesson, we will consider how Lutheranism developed during and after Luther's life, and write an extended answer to our enquiry question: what was Luther trying to achieve?
Units in History
- How "dark" were the Dark Ages?
- Why has Alfred been called "Alfred the Great"?
- How powerful was the Pope?
- How did a Norman become King of England?
- How much did England change during the Norman Conquest?
- Which sources reveal the most about medieval peasants?
- How was Baghdad connected to the wider world?
- Why did Europeans join the Crusades?
- Who lived in Crusader states?
- What can the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine tell us about who held power in the Middle Ages?
- Why did Kings struggle to rule England?
- How did the Mongols create a world Empire?
- How far did the Black Death change the medieval World?
- How big a threat was the Peasants' Revolt to the power of monarchs
- What can we learn about the medieval World from the book of Margery Kempe?
- What does the life of Mansa Musa reveal about medieval Mali?
- Who held power in medieval towns?
- How far did fear allow the Aztecs to control an Empire?
- Why have historians described 1492 as a turning point in world history?
- What was Luther trying to achieve?
- Why did Henry VIII make the break with Rome?
- In what ways did the Reformation matter to ordinary people?
- Why was the world opening up to Elizabeth I and her people?
- Why did the Civil War break out in 1642?
- In what ways was Britain turned upside down in the seventeenth century?
- How revolutionary was the Glorious Revolution?
- Who lived in 'British' America?
- Did the Enlightenment fuel the American Revolution?
- How Enlightened was the French Revolution?
- What did the French Revolution mean to Britons?
- How successful were efforts to abolish slavery in the nineteenth century?
- How far did working conditions improve over the nineteenth century?
- Why are different stories told about Britain's journey to democracy?
- Why does it matter what we call the 1857 conflict in India?
- What did British colonialism look like in the nineteenth century?
- How do we uncover the lived experience of those ruled by Empire in Africa?
- Did tensions over Africa make a European war more likely?
- How far did the assassination cause the First World War?
- What do the stories of the 'often forgotten armies' reveal about the Western Front?
- Why did WWI end in November 1918?
- What kind of peace was made in 1919?
- What were the Bolsheviks trying to achieve?
- Why did fascists gain support?
- How were people controlled in totalitarian states?
- Why did the League of Nations fail?
- When was the turning point during the Second World War?
- What was the holocaust?
- How did Jewish people resist during the holocaust?
- How did India achieve independence in 1947?
- What kind of stories can be told about the sixties?
- Who 'decolonised' in the twentieth century?