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Name: Rosy Thinn Lesson: 05 (Oral Report)

Topic: Christianity in Byzantine Empire Grade: 7.2

Date: 06, Feb, 2017
Unit Overview
Main Idea (Claim) Formative Assessment
Christianity was divided since the ancient - Group Poster Presentation
time due to different beliefs and ways of - Mid-term Exam
worship which continues happening today.

Guiding Questions Objectives (know/understand/do/value)

What are the differences between Roman The student will be able to
Catholic and Greek Orthodox? State the division of Christianity between the
What is an idol? Give an example. West (Roman Catholic Church) and East (Greek
What do you love the most? What are you Orthodox Church)
worshipping today? Identify/differentiate the differences of beliefs
Time Instructional Procedures and Strategies
5mins Beginning the Lesson
List down the agenda for today on the board.
- Review, Note Taking, Watch a video clip, Work on poster
* Greeting
* Review
(1. Who and how the Roman laws were made? Ten appointed men, the twelve tables,
2. What is Justinian Motto? One Empire, One Church, One Law)
- * Objectives: to state the division of Christianity between the West
(Roman Catholic Church) and East (Greek Orthodox Church), differentiate
different beliefs
Developing the Lesson
- Use the Power point slides to give a brief information about the
Christianity in Byzantine
The Division of Christianity: After the Roman Empire separated, their beliefs and
ways of worship became different into West (Roman Catholic Church) and East
(Greek Orthodox Church)
The Differences: (tell them to take notes)
- Church leader in the West is Pope whereas in the East is Patriarch
- Pope is the top authority figure and infallible, while Patriarch is
fallible and is controlled by the Emperor
- West: Latin, couldn't marry, shaved, icons
- East: Greek, could marry, beards, no icons
Similarities: Both believed in Jesus Christ & Bible (agreed with works and
message of Paul)
- Show a picture of Pope vs. Patriarch (ask them to label the name and
state the differences)
The Biggest Controversy is the use of Icons
5mins - Icons = religious images (paintings, statues)
- There was no problem in the Western Empire.
- In 730, the Emperor Leo III had a problem with the use of icons.
- Destruction of icons in the Byzantine Empire (726)
- The Pope called Leo III a heretic (a believer of false religious ideas)
- Read this bible verse together,
(Leviticus 26:1) You shall not make for yourselves idols, nor shall you set up for
yourselves an image or a sacred pillar, nor shall you place a figured stone in your
land to bow down to it; for I am the LORD your God.
5mins - Ask questions as a class - What is an idol? Give an example.
- What do you love the most? (the things you love the most = idols)
- What is one thing that you love the most? (teacher will remind them
to be careful of what they love as it can turn into idol.)
Show video
to view how Hagia Sophia Church looks like [the mosaic paintings on the
wall inside the Church]
Closing the Lesson
Brief Review: What are the differences between the two Churches?
- Call two students to answer.
Get into assigned group and start working on Poster Presentation Project
3mins Class dismiss

Formative Assessment Differentiation
Make a handout for (today lesson) students and let
Questions during the lesson them read individually first. Group discussion will
Review questions follow.
Hagia Sophia,
Google images