Investigating the Religious Wars

European History - Mr. Bowers

16th & 17th Century Religious Wars


Task: Use to create a simple website that highlights your assigned religious war. Factors that need to be included are listed below. Once you have finished your website, send me the link (follow the directions below). On Wednesday, September 25th (g) 26th (B) we will be doing an online “gallery walk” with these websites so you must turn one in to receive credit. No grade will be given for late projects, however you may increase your grade for proficiency on a project already turned in.

Details: Your website must include all of the following

Years: Years that the conflict began and ended

Summary: In a well written paragraph summarize the overall conflict. Keep in mind: Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How

Cause: Find the root cause and the direct cause of the conflict. These are often different.

Course: This can be done in a timeline or through a description of events that occurred during your conflict. Be creative with the design.

Key Figures/Groups: Who were the main people and/or groups that were involved in this conflict (these can be battle leaders, religious groups, writers, Kings/Queens or others). Include a brief description of each person/group you name.

Outcome: Who won the conflict and what were the significant details of the peace treaty (if any)

Main Significance: On a big picture, what was the overall significance of this conflict. You might not be able to find this directly written somewhere. You need to think about what was happening before the conflict, the direct results of the conflict and what happened in the years after to grasp the larger significance.

Must include the link to at least one primary source document that relates to your conflict. Look at speeches, books, peace treaties, official declarations. With this link you must include at least a 3 sentence description/summary of the primary source. Think about what it is, why it was written, what it basically says.

Must link 3 sources that you obtained your information from. These sources must be from a reputable history site.

Conflicts to Investigate: You will be signed up for one of the following. All must be signed up before you can pick a topic twice.

• French Wars (1562-1572)

• Dutch Revolt (1560’s)

• England vs. Spain and the Spanish Armada (1585-1604)

• 30 Years War (1618-1648) Pre-War, Bohemian, and Danish Phase

• 30 Years War (1618-1648) Swedish, French, and Post War

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many to a group? (2 or 3. I want everyone to have a partner on this.)

2. How do I create a page? (You will need to create an account on

3. Why didn't my work save? (Only one person at a time can edit the account. You can link google docs to this page)

4. How will we be graded? (Be sure to include everything in directions, pick up a rubric next class, and include everything others will need to know.)

5. What will happen during the gallery walk? (You will walk around a record the information needed on each topic.)

6. Do you remember this time period? (No. I am not that old. Ask Mr. O'Connell.)

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Student Examples - 2017

Sybil Kurian
Stuart Krahn30 Years War

Mikelangelo and ChaseThirty Years War (Swedish, French, Post War)

Laura Gerber and EliFrench Wars

Payton Holland and Kayla Walker30 year war: Part Two

Manaal Arif, Kate Burnett, and Sarah GorejaFrench Wars of Religion

Carly Scopel & Erik WilcoxThe French Religious Wars (1562-1573)

Lauren Frank and Mackenzie WoodThe Dutch Revolt

Jacob Koellner and Noah Lang30 Years War (Part 1)

Pete Conley, Jonathan MeadAnglo-Spanish War

Ahsan Siddiqui, Fezaan Kazi, Andrew Wayne30 years war

Laina Robison, Lauren Schnabel, and Sydney JaquesThe Spanish Armada

Maddie Brown and Lexi HuchkoDutch Revolt

Joe, Luke, and DeborahSpanish Armada War

Joe, Deborah, and LukeEngland v.s. Spain

Nick C. and Natalie S.The Dutch Revolt

Abhinav Kotaru, Jackson Buhring, Saad SualehFrench Wars

Michelle Kwok, Cassidy CraneEngland vs. Spain and the Spanish Armada

Arianna Hardy, Mia Dwyer, and Ariel Majors30 Years War Swedish, French, and Post War

Arianna Hardy, Mia Dwyer, Ariel Majors30 Years War Swedish, French, and Post War (Submitted wrong link the first time)

Renee Yaseen and Maddie CullisonDutch Revolt

Fotmah Chaudhry and Marium AnsariThe Spanish Armada War

Yanni and AdamAnglo-Spanish War

Payton Schmitt, Natalie Hartman, Maddy RussellFrench Wars

Charles Johnson, Keaton Smith, Colin VandewalleThe Dutch Revolt

Peter Yang, Eric Spaargaren, Hassaan Khan30 Years War(Pre-War, Bohemian...)

Ammaar Basher, Daoud Haque30 Years War (Swedish, French, and Post War)

Julia Roehm and Abbey HamiltonThe Dutch Revolt

Chris Hamilton, Dani Spring French Wars of Religion

Hope and AnniePre-war, Bohemian, and Danish Phase