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Ch 20: CBASE Social Studies: Major Historical Movements

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Renew your knowledge of significant developments in history with our chapter on major historical movements. Our videos, quizzes, chapter tests and other features make reviewing easy as you prepare to take the CBASE exam.

CBASE Social Studies: Major Historical Movements - Chapter Summary

Trace the beginnings and expansion of the great world religions, the impact of agriculture and industrialization, the rise and fall of monarchies and more. This chapter presents the topics below through short video lessons:

  • Origins, rise and spread of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  • The Great Crusades
  • The Magna Carta and Constitution of Clarendon
  • The Renaissance, Reformation and Enlightenment periods
  • The Scientific Revolution
  • Revolutions in France and Latin America
  • Agricultural and industrial revolutions
  • European nationalist movements

As a supplement or alternative to the video lessons, we provide fully written transcripts for your added convenience. Key terminology and vocabulary is highlighted for easy identification and reference.

CBASE Social Studies: Major Historical Movements Chapter Objectives

By passing the CBASE exam, you are fulfilling a major prerequisite for entry into an undergraduate professional education program. The subject areas on the test include English, mathematics, social studies and science. This chapter is designed for topics contained in the social studies subarea.

14 Lessons in Chapter 20: CBASE Social Studies: Major Historical Movements
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Missionaries & the Spread of Christianity Across the World

1. Missionaries & the Spread of Christianity Across the World

In this lesson we will learn about missionary activity and the spread of Christianity during the late Medieval and early Modern Era. We will highlight key themes, and we will identify locations of missionary work.

Judaism: Origins & Significance

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.

The Rise of Muslim States in Africa

3. The Rise of Muslim States in Africa

In this lesson, you will explore the rise of Islam in Africa and discover how Muslim states grew in size and power. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Great Crusades: History and Timeline

4. The Great Crusades: History and Timeline

This lesson examines the utter failure of the later crusades. We look at some of the factors that led to this failure. We then have a glimpse at each of the major crusades abroad, as well as the political and heretical crusades in Europe.

The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance

5. The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance

In the High Middle Ages, rulers fought for supreme power. This lesson explores two of the earliest documents to limit power of an authority figure, whether it was the pope or a king.

The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

6. The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

In this lesson, we will build an outline of the historical events which flow together to form the time periods of the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Discovery, and the Elizabethan era.

The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe

7. The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe

In the 16th century, Martin Luther inspired people to believe that the Catholic Church shouldn't hold authority over laypeople. This lesson explores the spread of these Protestant ideas throughout Europe.

The Roots of the Enlightenment

8. The Roots of the Enlightenment

In this lesson, we will learn about the roots of the Enlightenment. We will learn when and how the Enlightenment began, and we will identify the central themes associated with its beginning.

The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

9. The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

In this lesson we explore the Scientific Revolution and the controversy which surrounds the very term. Additionally, we learn about just a few of the most important thinkers of the period who laid the foundation for our modern understanding of the world.

The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions

10. The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions

In this lesson, we explore the social, economic, and political conditions in late 18th-century France, out of which the French Revolution exploded in 1789.

Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

11. Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

This lesson will explore the 19th century Latin American revolutions. In doing so, it will highlight the roles L'Ouverture, Hidalgo, and Bolivar played in bringing freedom to Haiti, Mexico, and South America.

The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects

12. The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects

The Agricultural Revolution was a period of technological improvement and increased crop productivity that occurred during the 18th and early 19th centuries in Europe. In this lesson, learn the timeline, causes, effects and major inventions that spurred this shift in production.

The Industrial Revolution in Europe and the U.S.: Events & Innovations

13. The Industrial Revolution in Europe and the U.S.: Events & Innovations

This lesson examines the Industrial Revolution in Europe and the United States. We will highlight key developments and innovations and explore how the Industrial Revolution transformed society.

Nationalism Grows in Europe: Timeline, Events & Impact

14. Nationalism Grows in Europe: Timeline, Events & Impact

In this lesson, we will study the growth of nationalism that took place during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic age. We will begin by defining nationalism and then explore how it developed in these critical eras.

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