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Ch 2: AP World History - Major Belief Systems: Tutoring Solution

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The Major Belief Systems chapter of this AP World History Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the major faiths of the world. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving the major belief systems required in a typical AP world history course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other AP world history work.
  • Identify the major belief systems concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our AP World History Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about major belief systems and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding religious concepts and views, monotheism, non-theistic faiths or any other major belief systems topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their history learning
  • Prefer learning about history visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their major belief systems unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in AP world history
  • Don't have access to their history teacher outside of class

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  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about major belief systems simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live history tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about major belief systems on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with the key concepts of religion.
  • Understand how Protestantism and liberation theology led to social change in religion.
  • Differentiate between atheism, theism and agnosticism.
  • Discuss the ideologies of monotheistic religions.
  • Learn about the early Christian Church's ties to Judaism.
  • Describe the ideologies of nontheistic and polytheistic religions.
  • Explain how Taoism and Legalism influenced China during the Zhou dynasty.

11 Lessons in Chapter 2: AP World History - Major Belief Systems: Tutoring Solution
Religion: Key Concepts and Definitions

1. Religion: Key Concepts and Definitions

Sociologists strive to study every aspect of religion in an objective way. In this lesson, we define religion and identify key concepts that are found in religion. We also discuss the difference between churches, sects, and cults.

Religion and Social Change in Protestantism and Liberation Theology

2. Religion and Social Change in Protestantism and Liberation Theology

Religion can, at times, be a powerful agent for social change. In this lesson, we discuss two examples of the dichotomy between religion and the secular world, including Max Weber's book, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, as well as the concept of liberation theology.

Religious Views: Atheism, Agnosticism & Theism

3. Religious Views: Atheism, Agnosticism & Theism

Sociology of religion is a large branch of sociology. The different views on deities are studied as part of this topic. In this lesson, we compare and contrast the views of theism, atheism, and agnosticism.

Monotheism: Islam, Judaism & Christianity

4. Monotheism: Islam, Judaism & Christianity

In this lesson, we define monotheism and identify three significant monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We also discuss the ideology of each of these three religions.

The Early Christian Church and Its Ties to Judaism

5. The Early Christian Church and Its Ties to Judaism

This lesson will explore the early Christian Church and its close connection to Judaism. It will highlight the similarities of these two faiths in reference to the Holy Scriptures while also exploring their disagreement over the person of Jesus Christ.

Nontheism: Hinduism, Buddhism & Confucianism

6. Nontheism: Hinduism, Buddhism & Confucianism

Not all religions focus on the belief (or disbelief) in a particular deity. In this lesson, we define nontheism and discuss the ideologies of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.

Taoism & Legalism in the Chinese Zhou Dynasty

7. Taoism & Legalism in the Chinese Zhou Dynasty

While Confucianism remained the most dominant philosophy to emerge from China during the Zhou period, two other philosophies, Taoism and Legalism, offered different approaches to how to best live in the world.

Block Printing: History & Techniques

8. Block Printing: History & Techniques

Block printing has been a method of reproducing images and text on both paper and fabric for over 2,000 years. Learn the history of this technique as well as the various methods and materials used over time in this lesson.

Belief Systems: Definition & Types

9. Belief Systems: Definition & Types

Do you associate with a specific religion or political party? In this lesson, we will discuss belief systems and explore the numerous ways that they influence our lives.

Confucius: Philosophy & Teachings

10. Confucius: Philosophy & Teachings

Learn about the ancient Chinese philosophy of Confucius, and some of his famous teachings and ideas. Read the lesson and then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

Pantheistic: Definition, Beliefs & Religions

11. Pantheistic: Definition, Beliefs & Religions

There are as many different ways to view the universe as there are people in the universe. In this lesson, we'll look at Pantheists, who believe they see God's presence in everything around them.

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