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Ch 14: Chapter 14: The Renaissance and Reformation (1300 - 1650)

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This chapter of the Prentice Hall World History Connections to Today Volume 1 companion course covers all of the information in the Renaissance and Reformation chapter of the textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about the study of Humanism and other philosophies, regional changes, and major religious conflicts.

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  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the Renaissance and Reformation chapter of your textbook.
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Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the world history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • A timeline of major events during the Renaissance
  • Italy's Renaissance and transformation
  • The Humanist movement
  • Artwork, architecture, and artisans of the Renaissance
  • The effects of the Renaissance in northern countries
  • A brief review of William Shakespeare's works and biography
  • The practices of the Catholic Church pre-Reformation
  • The Protestant Reformation and Martin Luther
  • The transformation of religious beliefs amidst the Reformation
  • The artwork of Albrecht Durer and other northern European artists
  • The Peasant Wars and other effects of the Reformation in Germany
  • Zwingli and Calvin's Reformation doctrine and Swiss Reform
  • The Huguenots vs. the Catholics in France
  • Survival of the Catholic Church and the Council of Trent
  • Societal influences of the Protestant Church post-Reformation
  • The leaders and the causes of the scientific revolution
  • New discoveries in chemistry and medicine
  • The impacts caused by the scientific revolution

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18 Lessons in Chapter 14: Chapter 14: The Renaissance and Reformation (1300 - 1650)
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The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

1. 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 Italian Renaissance and Italy's Transformation

2. The Italian Renaissance and Italy's Transformation

This lesson will discuss the three main reasons why Italy transformed from a group of competing city-states to the home of the birth of the Renaissance.

Humanism in the Renaissance: Recognizing the Beauty of the Individual

3. Humanism in the Renaissance: Recognizing the Beauty of the Individual

In this lesson, we will be discussing how humanism changed the idea of the individual from something sinful and controlled by the Church into something of great beauty and worth.

Renaissance Art: Artists, Paintings, Sculptures & Architecture

4. Renaissance Art: Artists, Paintings, Sculptures & Architecture

In this lesson, we will be discussing Renaissance art, focusing primarily on paintings, sculptures, and architecture. We will also be learning how humanism affected the art of this time period.

The Northern Renaissance

5. The Northern Renaissance

This lesson will focus on the Northern Renaissance. It will contrast the Renaissance of the North with the Italian Renaissance, exploring these differences in the areas of art, politics, and religion.

Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

6. Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

This video provides a crash course introduction to William Shakespeare's life, plays, and poetry. From 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' to 'The Tempest', we'll give you a timeline of his works and quick descriptions of what you need to know to identify them.

The Catholic Church Before the Reformation: Beliefs and Practices

7. 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

8. 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.

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

9. 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.

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

10. 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.

The Reformation's Impact on Germany: The Peasant Wars

11. 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 Reform in Switzerland: Calvin & Zwingli's Teachings in the Reformation

12. Religious Reform in Switzerland: Calvin & Zwingli's Teachings in the Reformation

The Protestant Reformation resulted in many people splitting from the Catholic Church. This lesson explores the effect of the Reformation in Switzerland under the leadership of Zwingli and Calvin.

The French Wars of Religion: Catholics vs. the Huguenots

13. 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.

The Council of Trent: The Catholic Church Survives the Reformation

14. The Council of Trent: The Catholic Church Survives the Reformation

The Protestant Reformation was a movement of Christians who disagreed with some of the teachings and actions of the Catholic Church. This article explores the effect of the Reformation on the Church.

Life After the Reformation & Protestant Influence on Society

15. Life After the Reformation & Protestant Influence on Society

The Protestant Reformation was a huge movement that led to many Christians splitting from the Catholic Church. This lesson explores the after effects on families, education and social life.

The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

16. 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.

Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples & Empiricism

17. Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples & Empiricism

In this lesson, we explore the medical and chemical breakthroughs which occurred in the 16th and 17th centuries as part of the era's increased emphasis on empiricism and the concurring Scientific Revolution.

Effects of the Scientific Revolution

18. Effects of the Scientific Revolution

In this lesson, we explore the philosophical, religious, and cultural effects of the Scientific Revolution on Early Modern society - effects that forever changed the Western view of the universe and humanity's place within it.

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