Benchmark 10A
Historical Perspectives: Displacing the Earth from the Center of the Universe
Grades 9-12, page 241

In the 16th century, a Polish astronomer named Copernicus suggested that all those same motions could be explained by imagining that the earth was turning around once a day and orbiting around the sun once a year. This explanation was rejected by nearly everyone because it violated common sense and required the universe to be unbelievably large. Worse, it flew in the face of the belief, universally held at the time, that the earth was at the center of the universe.

See Content Standard G History and Nature of Science (grades 9-12): Historical Perspectives.