Social Studies - 2019-20
WHII.3c - Changing Values + Printing Press
The student will apply social science skills to understand the Reformation in terms of its impact on Western civilization by
c) describing how the Reformation led to changing cultural values, traditions, and philosophies, and assessing the role of the printing press.
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
At first, the Reformation divided the countries of Europe on religious principles, leading to religious intolerance.
Gradually, religious toleration emerged as the result of changing cultural values.
The printing press was instrumental in spreading cultural ideas.
Changing cultural values, traditions, and philosophies
Growth of secularism and skepticism in reaction against religious warfare
Growth of individualism
Eventual growth of religious tolerance
Role of the printing press
Growth of literacy was stimulated by the Gutenberg printing press.
The Bible was printed in English, French, and German.
These factors had an important impact on spreading the ideas of the Reformation and the Renaissanc
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)
Council of Trent
Ignatius of Loyola
Holy Roman Empire (Germany)