Ch 37: FTCE Social Science: World Religions

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Examine some of the most practiced world religions in these descriptive and interesting video lessons. This study guide chapter will help you prepare for the FTCE Social Science exam by providing useful information and testing your comprehension with brief lesson quizzes.

FTCE Social Science: World Religions- Chapter Summary

Religious beliefs greatly influence the perspectives and experiences of the culture's that practice them. Explore the origins and influences of some of the more common world religions in the lessons of this FTCE Social Science study guide chapter. Some of the material covered in these lessons include:

  • Defining religion and its role in society
  • Overview of the history and influence of Hinduism, Confucianism and Taoism
  • Influential religious figures including Gautama Buddha and Mohammed
  • Elements of the Jewish belief system and its origins
  • Development of the early Christian church and its roots in Judaism

Review the fascinating material presented in these video lessons and then assess your comprehension by utilizing the brief lesson quizzes and comprehensive chapter exam. These study tools will help you identify areas you may need to review to be sufficiently ready for these types of questions the FTCE Social Science exam. If there are any areas you need to re-examine, use the direct links within the quizzes to quickly access key points. Video transcripts and quiz worksheets are also available to use as hard-copy study material.

8 Lessons in Chapter 37: FTCE Social Science: World Religions
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What Is Religion? - Definition & Role in Society

1. What Is Religion? - Definition & Role in Society

This lesson will focus on the traits of religion. Using the works of Tillich and Noss, it will highlight religion's belief in the supernatural, its inclusion of a moral code, and its use of prescribed ritual acts.

The Origins of Hinduism: the Indus River Valley & the Harappa Culture

2. The Origins of Hinduism: the Indus River Valley & the Harappa Culture

This lesson will seek to explain the origins of Hinduism. Highlighting the Harappa culture and the Vedic period, it will also explore the Hindu beliefs in Moksha and Brahman.

Gautama Buddha: The Founding of Buddhism

3. Gautama Buddha: The Founding of Buddhism

This lesson will explore the founding of Buddhism and the life of Siddhartha Gautama. It will also highlight nirvana, asceticism, the concept of a bodhisattva, and the Bodhi tree.

The Founding of Confucianism: Overview & Influence

4. The Founding of Confucianism: Overview & Influence

This lesson will explain the origins of Confucianism by highlighting the life and times of Master Kung, known today as Confucius. In doing so, it will focus on feudalism in China as well as the principle of jen.

The Origins of Taoism: History, the Uncarved Block & Tao-Te Ching

5. The Origins of Taoism: History, the Uncarved Block & Tao-Te Ching

This lesson will seek to explain the rather nebulous founding of Taoism. In doing so, it will explore the concepts of the Tao and the Pu, while also highlighting the role Lao-tzu played in the formation of this ancient Eastern philosophy.

Mohammed and the Birth of Islam

6. 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.

The Jewish Belief System: Description, Elements & History

7. The Jewish Belief System: Description, Elements & History

This lesson will explore the ancient religion of Judaism, the faith of the Jewish people. In doing so, it will highlight the concept of monotheism, Yahweh's covenant with Abraham and the Jewish texts of law.

The Early Christian Church and Its Ties to Judaism

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.

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