Virginia Standards of Learning
VA.SS.WHII. World History and Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present
WHII.2. The student will apply social science skills to understand the political, cultural, geographic, and economic conditions in the world about 1500 A.D. (C.E.) by:
WHII.2.c. Describing the distribution of major religions.
Emergence of a Global Age, 1500 to 1800 A.D. (C.E.)
WHII.3. The student will apply social science skills to understand the Reformation in terms of its impact on Western civilization by:
WHII.3.a. Explaining the effects of the theological, political, and economic differences that emerged, including the views and actions of Martin Luther, John Calvin, Henry VIII, and Elizabeth I.
WHII.3.b. Describing the impact of religious conflicts, the Inquisition, and the Catholic Reformation on society and government actions.
WHII.3.c. Describing how the Reformation led to changing cultural values, traditions, and philosophies, and assessing the role of the printing press.