On Friday, I took the remaining videos home with the intent of merging the files together to create a cohesive piece. Unfortunately, I left the flash drive containing the files at home.
Thus, we will need to begin with a short lecture about the Reformation; I will try to include some of the content we missed in the 2 student videos.
Next, I have a challenge for you. You and a few partners will choose one of three primary sources. Each primary source is about a religious order that had considerable influence on Catholic life during the Reformation. Before we begin, let’s distinguish between primary and secondary sources:
- a secondary source is written about the time period with which it is concerned. It contains analysis of the time, and tries to make connections between people, events, and issues. History textbooks are secondary sources.
- a primary source is from the time period with which it is concerned. The author of this source is not trying to provide a history or interpret events for the benefit of later generations. The 95 Theses and the scrapbooks from CHC 2D are primary sources.
I have printed a few examples of primary sources for you. Let’s take a look at them. Please bring your phones with you.
Next, we will briefly discuss the advantages and disadvantages of primary sources.
Once we have a good understanding of primary sources, I will have you look at a primary source about either the Jesuits, the Dominicans, or the Franciscans.