Ch 3: AP European History - Reformation Roots & Teachings: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Reformation Roots & Teachings chapter of this AP European History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the teachings and roots of the Reformation. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of Reformation roots and teachings.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering European history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn European history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding Martin Luther or radical reformation
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about Reformation roots and teachings
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Reformation Roots & Teachings chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Reformation Roots & Teachings chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any Reformation roots and teachings question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Reformation roots and teachings unit of a standard AP European history course. Topics covered include:

  • Evolution of use of the official language in high and low societies
  • The Catholic Church before the Reformation
  • Martin Luther
  • Art in the Protestant Reformation
  • Anabaptists and antitrinitarians

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: AP European History - Reformation Roots & Teachings: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Rise of the Vernacular and the Decline of Latin

1. The Rise of the Vernacular and the Decline of Latin

This lesson explains how Latin was widespread in Europe during the Roman Empire as well as how vernacular languages slowly replaced it. It also reviews how the Romance languages developed.

The Catholic Church Before the Reformation: Beliefs and Practices

2. The Catholic Church Before the Reformation: Beliefs and Practices

In 1500 C.E. the Roman Catholic Church was a very powerful institution in the West. Watch this video to learn how the Church maintained its power by teaching that salvation could only be earned by those who received the sacraments and performed good works.

Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation

3. Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation

This lesson covers the start of the Protestant Reformation. It begins by comparing the vast array and peacefulness of Christian denominations in modern days to the limited choices and violence of the past. Then it goes into the story of Martin Luther, from his 95 Theses through the Diet of Worms up to the beginning of the German Peasant Revolt.

Art in the Protestant Reformation: Albrecht Durer & Northern European Artists

4. Art in the Protestant Reformation: Albrecht Durer & Northern European Artists

The Protestant Reformation introduced some pretty substantial changes into European society. In this lesson, we'll be talking about some of the impacts it had on the art of Northern Europe.

Radical Reformation: Anabaptists and Antitrinitarians

5. Radical Reformation: Anabaptists and Antitrinitarians

In this lesson, we will study a few of the Christian sects that took the Reformation to extremes. We will focus especially on the origins, development, and doctrines of the Anabaptists and Antitrinitarians.

Ulrich Zwingli and John Calvin: History, Importance & Impact

6. Ulrich Zwingli and John Calvin: History, Importance & Impact

In this lesson, we will meet two famous Reformation leaders, Ulrich Zwingli and John Calvin. We will examine their lives and their doctrines, and explore their impact on Christianity.

The Reformers & the Catholic Church: How Religious Beliefs Transformed During the Reformation

7. The Reformers & the Catholic Church: How Religious Beliefs Transformed During the Reformation

The Protestant Reformation and Counter-Reformation challenged the beliefs of the Catholic Church. This lesson explores some of the differing beliefs among Protestant and Catholic reformers.

Catherine de'Medici: Biography, Accomplishments & Facts

8. Catherine de'Medici: Biography, Accomplishments & Facts

This lesson explores the life and accomplishments of Catherine de' Medici. Born in Italy, she became Queen of France and one of the most powerful women in Europe during her lifetime.

Catherine of Aragon: Facts, Children & Death

9. Catherine of Aragon: Facts, Children & Death

Catherine of Aragon was the first wife of King Henry VIII of England, whose quest for an annulment led to the official separation of the Church of England and the Vatican. Learn about this queen, her children, and her death.

Catherine Parr: Facts, Children & Death

10. Catherine Parr: Facts, Children & Death

Find out who Catherine Parr was, and examine her history and personal life as well as her religious faith and accomplishments. Her marriage to King Henry VIII can also be looked at in some detail.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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