Affiliate Disclaimer

We sometimes use affiliate links in our content. This won’t cost you anything, but it helps us to keep the site running. Thanks for your support.

Thanks to Wende for writing the lessons for this Mary, Queen of Scots unit study.

Mary, Queen of Scots Unit Study Library List

You can choose whatever books you like to use with this Mary, Queen of Scots Unit Study, but here is a suggested list:

Mary, Queen of Scots Unit Study Lessons

Here is Lesson 1 from the Mary, Queen of Scots Unit Study.

Lesson 1: Renaissance and Reformation
Mary, Queen of Scots lived during the Renaissance and Reformation. The Renaissance was a period of revival beginning in Italy towards the end of the fourteenth century and spreading through Europe. It bridged medieval to modern times. The word “Renaissance” means “rebirth” in Latin. This period in history is marked by a renewed interest in learning, exploration, and fine arts. People also began to rethink their spiritual lives and turned away from the State Church. The people protesting the Catholic Church were called Protestants, and this period of history was called the Reformation.

During Mary’s lifetime she saw the invention of the printing press and the invention of gunpowder. She saw a renewed interest in fine arts and viewed the works of artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo di Vinci, and Raphael. Mary witnessed much bloodshed over the right to believe the religion of one’s own choosing. During Mary’s lifetime, explorers found routes to new lands and increased trade with other nations. She witnessed a time when people took more care in their appearance, wearing extravagant clothing, headpieces, and perfumes. Mary also lived at a time when the old religions and superstitions of the Greeks and Romans found their way into the beliefs of the Church. They believed in magic, fairies, and astrology, with Mary herself getting caught up in these things.

1. Read about Renaissance and Reformation in two different sources.

2. Define Renaissance, Reformation, and Protestant in Matchbooks.

3. Describe life during the Renaissance in tab book. 

4. Label countries on map of Europe. Shade in Mary’s homeland of Scotland in blue.

You can grab a copy of the entire Mary, Queen of Scots Unit Study and Lapbook in an easy-to-print file at the end of this post.

Mary, Queen of Scots Lapbook Printables

In addition to the unit study, this file includes mini-books to complete for each lesson.

  • Where Did Mary Live? Shutterfold
  • Books I Read Accordion
  • Renaissance Matchbook
  • Reformation Matchbook
  • Protestant Matchbook
  • The Renaissance Tab Book
  • Rough Wooing War Matchbook
  • Family Tree
  • Alchemist Flap Book
  • Nostradamus Mini-book
  • Le Menu Shutterfold Book
  • Dear Mom Letter & Pocket
  • Mary Went to France Simple Fold
  • Husband #1 Layer Book
  • Francis II Mini-book
  • Mary, Get Out! Simple Fold
  • John Knox Mini-books
  • And more!

How to Get Started with Your Mary, Queen of Scots Unit Study & Lapbook

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Mary, Queen of Scots Unit Study:

  1. Buy our borrow books about Mary, Queen of Scots.
  2. Print the Mary, Queen of Scots unit study.
  3. Choose the lessons you want to use with your student (a highlighter works great for this).
  4. Choose and prepare the lapbook printables you want to use with your student.
  5. Decide how long you will use the study.
  6. Start learning all about Mary, Queen of Scots.

Get Your Free Mary, Queen of Scots Unit Study & Lapbook

Simply click on the image below to access your free Mary, Queen of Scots Unit Study and Lapbook.

Mary, Queen of Scots Unit Study & Lapbook

More History Based Unit Studies

The Reformation Unit Study & Notebook
The Plague Unit Study & Lapbook