The Reformation Age of the Church was a time of great upheaval. The Renaissance Popes led a Church in desperate need of reform, and the Reformers obliged. It is during this time that we see many great men of the Protestant Church rise up, Bibles translated into native tongues and reproduced en masse, and a Counter-Reformation in the Catholic Church. It is also during this age that Catholicism invested heavily in missions and exploration and the Puritans move to the American Colonies. Invite your older students to travel the Cobblestone Path of Church history. A path filled with individual lives, theological debates, and political intrigue.
Cobblestone Path Church History Research Journals are designed to help middle school and high school students develop a solid understanding of Christian history one “age” at a time. They will also help young adults develop and strengthen skills in pre-writing (notetaking and organization), handwriting, reading comprehension, and research. While much of the research for the journals will be done using the internet, you’ll want to have a good Christian history overview text (or two) and you may wish to supply your students with some great biographies or literature pertaining to the time period. For a complete explanation of Cobblestone Path, check out the Series Overview.
While much of the research for Cobblestone Path may be done online, there are wonderful recommended and supplemental resources suggested for use with the journals. Check out the Resource List for the Reformation Age!….
~ Danika Cooley
Danika Cooley is the author of When Lightning Struck! The Story of Martin Luther (Fortress Press, 2015), Wonderfully Made (CF4K, 2016), and Bible Road Trip. Her work has been featured in internationally-recognized children's magazines over 150 times.