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AEPA: Major Religions - Chapter Summary
This chapter will help you prepare for exam questions about the history and principles of the major religions of the world. Watch this series of short, engaging lesson videos to improve your understanding of Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism. After reviewing this chapter, you should have a better understanding of:
- Differences between polytheism and monotheism
- Origins and beliefs of Judaism
- Key figures and events in Jewish history
- Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism
- Origins of Islam
- Early Christianity
These lessons are mobile device-friendly so that you can watch them whether or not you are at your computer. After you've completed these lessons, be sure to complete the lesson assessments that accompany them to find your areas of weakness. Use the video tags to skip over the material you already know so you only review the material that covers your areas of weakness.
AEPA: Major Religions Objectives
The National Evaluation Series (NES) Middle Grades Social Science exam measures prospective educators' proficiency with the social sciences as a condition for certification. Completing this certification exam involves answering 150 computer-administered multiple-choice questions in a three-hour testing session. Of these questions, 50% fall under the domain of History and 19% fall under the domain of Geography and Culture. Questions on religion and its history could be in either of those sections. The activities of this chapter have been brought together to aid in your review of the major religious systems of the world so that you can be prepared for related questions in these domains.
1. Polytheism & Monotheism in Religion: Many Gods vs. One God
Many religions can be characterized as either polytheistic or monotheistic. This lesson teaches not only those concepts, but also how many of today's religious traditions fit into those definitions. After you've watched the video, test your new knowledge with our quiz questions!
2. Judaism: Origins & Significance
Judaism is one of the world's oldest religions, largely due to its ability to travel, but it has had an even greater influence on two other world religions, Christianity and Islam.
3. The Hebrews and Their Beliefs
This lesson covers the Hebrews and their beliefs. We look at the core tenets of Judaism and explore some of the stories from the Torah. Finally, we see how the Hebrews' history of oppression impacted their religion and the world today.
4. Key Figures in the Jewish Religion's History
Major religious traditions don't just happen overnight. They take the input of many different people. This lesson looks at the roles of some of the most important people in Jewish history.
5. The Exodus & Other Movements of the Ancient Hebrew Peoples
From its earliest days, Judaism was a religion on the move. Find out what allowed Jewish culture to survive in the face of numerous conquests over thousands of years.
6. Ancient Hebrews' Movement to & from Egypt
The Israelites may have been invited to Egypt under the best of circumstances, but left under some of the worst in history. This lesson explains both, as well as how the Israelites' religion became so durable in the face of such movement.
7. The Jewish Diaspora in the Ancient World
Though a defining moment in Jewish history, the Diaspora in the Ancient World was something that Judaism had spent hundreds of years preparing for in order to ensure its survival.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Mohammed and the Birth of Islam
Out of the deserts of Arabia would come a man who would change the world. He was Mohammed, founder of the religion of Islam, and this lesson serves as a brief summary of his life and the founding of the religion of Islam.
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