Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Protestant Religion Comparisons

This is a reminder that our test is on next Tuesday, October 4. Please complete the study guide by the day of the test and email me with any questions.

Next class we are going to pick up where we left off and continue with how the Catholic Church responded to the spread of Protestant religions.

For those that were not able to do the homework (my mistake), please read pp. 490-494 and take notes on the topic (spread of Luther's ideas and Henry VIII).

Periods 7-8: Your homework is to complete the Venn diagrams comparing and contrasting the beliefs of the Lutherans, Anglicans, and the Calvinists.

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Protestant Reformation Spreads

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a great day and you are all excited about your trip to Kean tomorrow (Friday). Yesterday we discussed the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. We discussed the corruption of the Catholic Church during the time period and the influence of Martin Luther. Next class we will be discussing other reformers of the time period and the Counter-Reformation.

For homework, you are to read pp. 290-294 in your textbooks and take notes. The topic of the reading is the spread of Lutheranism and the establishment of the Anglican Church.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. Have a great day!

~Mr. Mazur

P.S.- I also want to remind everyone that our first test is going to be on October 4. This includes everything we talked about from the beginning of the year (except September 11) up to what we talk about on next Tuesday (the Counter-Reformation). Please begin studying!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Northern Renaissance

Hey everyone! I apologize for the late posting. As we know, last class we discussed the Greek and Roman influences on various ideas during the Renaissance (art, architecture, physical fitness, and literature). As these ideas progressed, they began to spread northward (especially with the invention of the printing press).

For homework, I have given you a packet of Northern works of art, including paintings, poetry, and architecture. In the spaces provides, you need to tell me what Italian Renaissance ideas influenced each piece.

Have a great day!

~Mr. Mazur

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Beginning of the Renaissance

Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a great time at the Ice Cream Social! Last class we discussed why the Renaissance happened when and where it did and how it changed art. For homework, you are to research a piece of artwork from the Renaissance and explain what the artist is trying to convey to the viewer and how it is different from Medieval art. Please do not analyze artwork that we already discussed. Also, please make sure you print out the artwork and bring it in. Have a great weekend!

~Mr. Mazur.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Black Death

Hey everyone! Today we discussed the effects of the Black Death on European society. We analyzed maps and various primary sources to determine the outcome of the plague. Your homework assignment is below (based on the class you are in).

Periods 3-4: You are to read the last page of the packet (quotes on the effect of the plague). Please write a sentence or two to summarize each primary quote and answer the questions on the bottom of the page.

Periods 7-8: You are to write two journal entries based on the info we have learned in class. Write the entries as if you are living during the 14th century outbreak. What is happening around you? Please write about it within two journal entries.

Have fun! Next class we begin talking about the Italian Renaissance!

~Mr. Mazur

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Hello everybody! Again, it was great to meet everyone yesterday. This is just a reminder that the homework is to cover your textbooks and to get the syllabus signed by a parent/guardian. Please let me know if you have any questions!

~Mr. Mazur