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 September 24th (g) 25th (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 (1562-1598)

• 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 - 2018

Abbie Clay and Anna Wong30 Years War: Pre-War, Bohemian, and Danish Phase

Alex Horvath, Amara Poole, Tucker Scott30 Years War The Pre-war, Bohemian + Danish Phase

Sharon Ni, Yewon OhDutch Revolts

Joey Meier, David Obert, Nick RobertsEnglish vs Spain (Spanish Armada)

Gavin Ruth and Elly McKinneyThe French Wars of Religion

Nick Harman and Dylan WeldySpanish Armada vs England

Philipp Roehm, Seunghoon Sun30 Years War (1618-1648) Swedish, French, and Post War

Robert Zhang, Alvin WangDutch Revolt

Elisabeth Casetti and Justin Ralston30 Years War: Bohemian/Danish Phase

Michael Nicholls and Amar SahbazovicSwedish and French intervention in the 30 years war

Jacob Meek, Ryan Ludwig, and Collin MooreEngland vs the Spanish Armada

Nicholas, Caleb, CamSpanish Vs English (Armadas)

Amanda Feder, Roxana FloresFrench Wars

Olivia, Anya, ChelseaThirty Years War Part 1

Emily Schlundt, Jackson Utterback30 Years War part 2

Jaina Wallace Brooke BurtonFrench Wars of Religion

Abby Barnes, Ellie Tuesley, Kathryn IapalucciDutch Revolt

Kemal Perdana, Jeffrey Du, Dawson PontiusSpanish Armada

Ben Potter, Colten Stoddard, Dylan ThompsonThe Dutch Revolt

Olivia C., Melody S. Thirty Years' War (Swedish, French, Post-War)

Amira Garwood, Kristine MahlerFrench Wars

Arnie Kumar, Aidan Suchareta, Adam PoellabauerFrench Wars (1562-1572)

Gillian Chartier, Olivia Tucker, Linsey Caenepeel Dutch Revolt

Kia and CourtneyThirty Year War part 1

Nick Hogan30 years war, Prewar, Bohemian, Danish

Emma Tornquist & Anne LoughranDutch Revolt

Ellen Brockmole and Anna Voros30 years war (swedish, french, and post war)

Chloe Perkins and Blessing Bayingana30 Years War: Swedish, French, Post

Madelynn Spite and noomi kuechlerEngland Vs. The Spanish Armada

Chloe Chodzinski, Abby Barrier, Karina CenkushEngland VS Spanish Armada

Aden Moore, Vishal Turna, Logan Huchko30 Years War Part 1

Elliot, M Hernandez30 years pt 2

Mattheos Mattheos, Patrick StaniszewskiThirty Years War- Sweden, France, Post-War

RajeevThe Spanish Armada

Lawson Chrisman, Alex Goffinet, and Evan Futa Dutch Revolt (80 Years War)

Julia Son & Matthew Howell Dutch Revolt

Leah Fisher, Ragan Redding, Sydney DomalFrench Wars

Katie Lo, Sabrina Kurian30 Years War, Pre, Bohemian, Danish

Matthew Mattheos, Patryk StaniszewskiThirty Years War- Swedish, French, and Post War

Aida Ansari, Sheila Patel, Mia Skibins Spanish Armada

Ian Coates, Jackson BoundsEngland vs the Spanish Armada

Anna, Marissa, and ManvirFrench Religious Wars

Andrea Seroczynski and Allison Peffley Thirty Years' War (First Half)

Matt Chapple, Ben Bedient, Vance. 30 years war, France and Sweden

Hamid Al-Fadhl, Laura ManukyanFrench Wars of Religion