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Name: Rosy Thinn

Lesson: 09
Topic: Christianity in the Byzantine Empire
Grade: 7 (50minutes)
Unit Overview
Main Idea (Claim) Summative Assessment
Christianity was divided since the Group poster presentation project (at the end of the unit)
ancient time due to different beliefs and
ways of worship which continues
happening today.
- Despite the differences, the True
worship of God comes from the

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

The student will . . .
What are the differences between Roman - Differentiate Christian practices in the
Catholic and Greek Orthodox? Western Roman Empire and the Eastern
What is an idol? Give an example. Byzantine Empire.
What do you love the most? What are you - Predict how much percentage of religion
worshipping today? should involve in a country
How much percentage of religion should
involve in a country?

Time Instructional Procedures and Strategies

5mins Beginning the Lesson
List down the agenda for today on the board and welcoming students.
- 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)
*Tell them the objectives for today
5mins 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)
5mins The Biggest Controversy is the use of Icons
- 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.
2mins - 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)
5mins - 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.)

Closing the Lesson

Brief Review: What are the similarities and differences between the two
- Call two students to answer.
2mins Show a video clip to recap all the lessons that they have learned within two weeks.
Remind them that today is the last teaching day and their presentation is
5mins coming on next class.
Tell them to get into assigned group and start working on Poster Presentation
Class dismiss

Formative Assessment Differentiation

Class participation, Group work on poster
Google images