Year 8 History – A Puritan Christmas!

Yr8: A Puritan Christmas!
This lesson covers how and why the Protestant Reformation led to the emergence of a ‘Puritan’ movement which banned Christmas altogether. Students will research how various Christmas traditions that we take for granted actually have very little basis in the Bible. In role, and as charmingly as possible, the teacher will start the lesson as a ‘Ghost of Christmas Past’: a loyal follower of Martin Luther who has taken power in England after overthrowing a King suspected of being a Catholic….
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