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Ch 22: GACE History: The Elizabethan Era

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Use our lessons to review information about events during the reign of England's Queen Elizabeth I as you prepare for the GACE History exam. Our videos and quizzes will help you prepare to correctly answer these types of test questions.

GACE History: The Elizabethan Era - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons look at the happenings during the Elizabethan era, both in England and in other European countries. This information will aid you in answering GACE History exam questions on the following topics:

  • Catholic Queen Mary vs. Anglican Queen Elizabeth
  • England's Golden Age
  • The Gunpowder Treason
  • The works of William Shakespeare
  • The 30 Years' War
  • How the Reformation was felt in The Netherlands and Eastern Europe
  • The Spanish Armada
  • The Habsburg Dynasty during the Reformation

Our lessons are developed by instructors who know what it takes to succeed on the GACE History exam. They also want you to have a little fun while reviewing this information, so they use illustrative graphics and entertaining animations to teach you about the Elizabethan era. You can study at anytime, anywhere you have access to the Internet.

Objectives of the GACE History: The Elizabethan Era Chapter

All Georgia teachers seeking certification in history must pass the GACE History exam. This exam includes two tests; questions on the topics in this Elizabethan Era chapter are in test I's subarea on world history after 1450. This subarea accounts for 60% of test I's total score.

The questions on this exam are all multiple-choice, and the exam is administered on computer. You can get good practice answering questions in this format with the brief quizzes found at the end of each lesson. These quizzes also provide a chance to assess your knowledge and determine where you need additional review.

10 Lessons in Chapter 22: GACE History: The Elizabethan Era
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth: Catholic vs. Anglican

1. Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth: Catholic vs. Anglican

This lesson will explain the conflict between Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I of England that eventually led to Mary's execution. It will also highlight the conflict between Catholicism and Protestant England.

Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age

2. Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age

This lesson will focus on the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, known as England's Golden Age. It will highlight England's advancements in economic growth, the sciences, the arts, and exploration under the lone rule of Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen.

The Gunpowder Treason: England After Elizabeth I

3. The Gunpowder Treason: England After Elizabeth I

This lesson will explain the Gunpowder Treason of England. As it uncovers the details of this assassination plot, it will explain the part Elizabeth I and the other Tudor monarchs played in creating the resentment that brought it to life.

Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works

4. 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 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 Netherlands During the Reformation

6. The Netherlands During the Reformation

This lesson will focus on the Protestant Reformation and its effect on the Netherlands. It will highlight the role Protestantism, especially in the form of Calvinism, played in the Netherlands' fight for freedom from Catholic Spain.

The 80 Years War and the Spanish Armada

7. 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

8. 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 Habsburg Dynasty in the Reformation

9. The Habsburg Dynasty in the Reformation

This lesson focuses on the Habsburg Dynasty during the Reformation. It will highlight the dealings of the Holy Roman Emperors with Protestantism, while also explaining the Reformation's effect on Spain.

Eastern Europe During the Reformation

10. Eastern Europe During the Reformation

This lesson will focus on the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation within Eastern Europe. As it highlights Hungary and Poland, it will explore the reasons why the Reformation did not last within these countries.

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