Friend, my new book When Lightning Struck! The Story of Martin Luther (Fortress Press, 2015) published on November 1, the day after the 498th anniversary of Reformation Day–when Martin Luther nailed the Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church. I’m so excited to let you know about another free resource I have available for you!
Last week I told you about the free discussion guide I’ve developed for the book. The When Lightning Struck! Discussion Guide is perfect for:
- Youth Groups
- Sunday School Classes
- Family Read-Alouds (Grades 3 and Up)
- Homeschool Christian History
Today, I want to tell you about the 12-week Martin Luther unit study I created for you! The guide is 244 pages long, full-color, and it’s free for subscribers to download from the When Lightning Struck! book page. Based on When Lightning Struck!, the unit study addresses the life and times of Martin Luther. Subjects covered by the unit study include:
- Martin Luther’s life
- Timeline dates
- Biographies of important people
- Relevant Scripture
- Art history
The Cobblestone Path ~ Martin Luther Unit Study is based on When Lightning Struck! The Story of Martin Luther. You can find out more about the book and the study at the When Lightning Struck! page.
The 12-week unit study for middle and high school students is ideal for use in homeschools or co-ops. Each week covers discussion questions on the biography chapters, timeline dates (there’s a timeline included at the back of the unit study), related Scripture to study with discussion questions, and a short biography on an important figure.
The assignment schedule page for each weeks tells students what to study or write in each subject. In addition to the timeline, there are also vocabulary worksheets and maps at the back of the unit study. Each subject includes book suggestions that should be available at most libraries. Students can also just research subject matter online. There is no purchase in addition to When Lightning Struck! required to use the unit study.
There are notebooking pages available for the history and science subjects. These include both subject-related notebooking pages and biographical pages.
The art history section for each week’s study includes a biography page for an artist, and three notebooking pages with five art pieces by that artist.
Students will be able to write about how each piece impacts them, how they feel about the work, and why.
Each week, students will have a writing assignment. There are two pages available for this assignment.
Students will also have weekly copywork, either from Scripture (both ESV and KJV are cited so you may choose the version you prefer), or a quote from Martin Luther.
I hope this blesses you, friends. Want to download the 12-week Martin Luther Unit Study? You can download it at the bottom of the linked page.
~ 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.