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Ch 5: AP European History - Wars of Religion: Help and Review

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The Wars of Religion chapter of this AP European History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master wars of religion. 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 religious wars.

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 the Reformation's impact on Germany or the 80 Years' War and the Spanish Armada
  • 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 wars of religion
  • 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 Wars of Religion 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 Wars of Religion chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any wars of religion 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 wars of religion unit of a standard AP European history course. Topics covered include:

  • Religious warfare across Europe during the Reformation
  • The 80 Years' War and the Spanish Armada
  • Westphalia and Peace of Augsburg
  • Catholics vs. Protestants in the 30 Years' War
  • The French wars of religion

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: AP European History - Wars of Religion: Help and Review
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The Reformation's Impact on Germany: The Peasant Wars

1. The Reformation's Impact on Germany: The Peasant Wars

The Reformation was a time when Christianity was split into Catholicism and Protestantism. This lesson explores the major changes brought about by the Reformation in Germany in the 16th century.

Religious Warfare Across Europe During the Reformation

2. Religious Warfare Across Europe During the Reformation

This lesson will explain the different wars which waged across Europe during the Reformation. It will begin with the German Peasants' Revolt and continue through the 30 Years' War, ending with the Peace of Westphalia.

The 80 Years War and the Spanish Armada

3. The 80 Years War and the Spanish Armada

This lesson will explain the relationship between the 80 Years' War and the Spanish Armada. It will focus on the Netherlands' struggle for independence from Spain while also describing the role England played in the conflict.

Westphalia and Peace of Augsburg: States' Rise to Sovereignty and Decline of the Empire

4. Westphalia and Peace of Augsburg: States' Rise to Sovereignty and Decline of the Empire

This lesson focuses on the Holy Roman Empire during the Reformation. As it highlights the Peace of Augsburg and the Peace of Westphalia, it will illustrate the rise of state power, and the decline of the empire.

The 30 Years War: Catholics vs. Protestants

5. The 30 Years War: Catholics vs. Protestants

This lesson will explore the reasons for the 30 Years' War. It will highlight the different phases of the war while also explaining why most of Europe took up battle against the Holy Roman Empire and the Hapsburg Dynasty.

The French Wars of Religion: Catholics vs. the Huguenots

6. The French Wars of Religion: Catholics vs. the Huguenots

The Protestant Reformation was so popular and controversial in Europe that it sometimes led to war. This lesson explores the violent effect of the Reformation in France as war erupted between the Catholics and the Protestants.

Byzantine Iconoclasm: Definition & Overview

7. Byzantine Iconoclasm: Definition & Overview

Byzantine icons are beautiful and have a rich history. However, not everyone throughout history loved and respected icons. This lesson will discuss why some Byzantines wanted to destroy icons during the Iconoclasm.

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