Ch 20: GACE History: The Protestant Reformation

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Use our lessons as a refresher course on the Protestant Reformation and its impact on the world. These videos and quizzes will aid you in answering questions on this topic when you take the GACE History exam.

GACE History: The Protestant Reformation - Chapter Summary

Let use help you brush up on your knowledge on the personalities, events and impact of the Protestant Reformation. You should be prepared to answer GACE History exam questions on the following topics after reviewing our lessons:

  • Catholic practices and beliefs prior to the Reformation
  • Martin Luther and the origins of the Reformation
  • The work and thoughts of William Tyndale
  • Religious warfare in Europe during this period
  • Consequences of Reformation on the Catholic Church
  • The Reformation's impact on society
  • Treatment of Jews and Muslims in Spain at this time

In these videos, you'll examine topics you may not have studied since your high school days. You will probably get some new information as well. Our online lessons and quizzes let you study for the GACE History exam anywhere the Internet is available.

Objectives of the GACE History: The Protestant Reformation Chapter

Georgia requires passing the GACE History exam of all teachers seeking certification in the subject. The exam is separated into two tests, and the material covered in this chapter is in test I's subarea on world history from 1450 C.E. to the present. This subarea accounts for 60% of the total score on test I.

All the questions in this subarea are multiple-choice. Some require you to read a passage and answer related questions. Others are stand-alone questions, asking about specific facts. The quizzes our instructors have developed to accompany these lessons give you a chance to practice answering questions in this format. You will also be able to gauge your learning and determine where you might need to put in some more study time.

16 Lessons in Chapter 20: GACE History: The Protestant Reformation
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Religious Warfare Across Europe During the Reformation

1. 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 Catholic Church Before the Reformation: Beliefs and Practices

2. 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

3. 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.

Desiderius Erasmus: Theological, Political & Economic Ideas

4. Desiderius Erasmus: Theological, Political & Economic Ideas

In this lesson, we will learn about Desiderius Erasmus. We will explore who he was as a person, and we will highlight his major theological and intellectual contributions.

William Tyndale: Theological, Political & Economic Ideas

5. William Tyndale: Theological, Political & Economic Ideas

In this lesson, we will take a look at the life of William Tyndale. We will examine his ideas and contributions, and learn why he was an important figure in history.

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

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

7. 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.

The French Wars of Religion: Catholics vs. the Huguenots

8. 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.

Cardinal Richelieu and his Influence on the World

9. Cardinal Richelieu and his Influence on the World

Cardinal Richelieu was a powerful man in secular matters. This lesson explores how he came to power and the battle with the Huguenots that dominated most of his career.

Catholics vs. Protestants in Europe and the New World

10. Catholics vs. Protestants in Europe and the New World

In this lesson, we will learn about how Catholicism and Protestantism influenced various regions of Europe and the New World. We will identify locations where Catholicism thrived, and those where Protestantism thrived, in addition to highlighting important themes.

The Council of Trent: The Catholic Church Survives the Reformation

11. 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

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

13. 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.

The Counter-Reformation: How the Catholic Church Revived

14. The Counter-Reformation: How the Catholic Church Revived

In this lesson, we will learn about the Counter-Reformation. We will learn how the Catholic Church responded to the Protestant Reformation, and we will explore the major themes involved.

Missionaries & the Spread of Christianity Across the World

15. 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.

Jews & Muslims in Medieval Spain

16. Jews & Muslims in Medieval Spain

In this lesson, we will examine Jewish-Muslim dynamics in Medieval Spain. Specifically, we will learn about the Golden Age of Cooperation between these two groups, and we will identify key themes and events.

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