Ch 19: GACE History: The Renaissance

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Refresh your understanding of the events, ideas and people of the Renaissance, as you prepare for the GACE History Exam. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you a couple of different ways to study, so you can answer related questions on the test correctly.

GACE History: The Renaissance - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter can help you renew your knowledge of the Renaissance as you prepare for the GACE History Exam. The videos cover all the important points you need to know, including:

  • Events of the Italian Renaissance
  • Humanism and art in the Renaissance
  • The House of Medici
  • Parliament's beginning
  • Modern nation states' origins
  • Northern Renaissance activities
  • England's War of the Roses and the Tudors
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Spanish Inquisition and Reconquista
  • The compass and the printing press

Our knowledgeable instructors present the content in ways that are clear and compelling. Each lesson features a transcript, quiz and features that let you return to key points in the videos for review. By learning through different modalities, the process of studying is more interesting and effective.

Objectives of the GACE History: The Renaissance Chapter

The GACE History is a comprehensive exam that evaluates your breadth and depth of knowledge of history. You need to pass the exam to become licensed as a teacher in the state of Georgia. Because of the time period, questions about the Renaissance could fall under Test I, Subarea I or II, appearing throughout that entire section of the exam. However, they're most apt to be found in Subarea II, which constitutes 60% of Test I. Take the self-assessment quizzes to see how you're doing and to practice with questions like those you'll see on the test.

You may take this exam as two subtests or in the form of a combined test. Most of the questions are selected-response. You will read passages and questions and then see several possible answers. From these, you must choose the single correct response.

15 Lessons in Chapter 19: GACE History: The Renaissance
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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 House of Medici: Rise and Fall of a Banking Family

5. The House of Medici: Rise and Fall of a Banking Family

This lesson will focus on the Medici family of Florence, Italy. It will explain their rise to power through banking. It will also highlight their influence on the Renaissance era and how they gained influence without violence.

The Birth of Parliament: Monarchs vs. the Aristocracy

6. The Birth of Parliament: Monarchs vs. the Aristocracy

This lesson will focus on the rise of monarchies during the Renaissance, highlighting the interactions of these monarchies with the church and the aristocracy.

The Renaissance Economy: The Rise of Banking

7. The Renaissance Economy: The Rise of Banking

In this lesson, we will discuss the rise of banking and the Renaissance economy. We will highlight the Medici family and the rise of the middle class.

The Formation of Modern Nation States

8. The Formation of Modern Nation States

This lesson explains the formation of the modern nation-states. It will highlight how the decline of feudalism, as well as the decline in church power, helped bring about the modern nation-state. It will also feature several monarchs who ruled during these times.

The Northern Renaissance

9. 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.

England's Wars of the Roses

10. England's Wars of the Roses

This lesson will focus on England's Wars of the Roses. It will highlight the key figures from both the Houses of York and Lancaster. It will also identify the importance of the divine right of kings.

England and the Tudors at the End of the Wars of the Roses

11. England and the Tudors at the End of the Wars of the Roses

This lesson will focus on the Tudor Dynasty, which came to power after England's Wars of the Roses. It will focus on the contributions of the five Tudor monarchs in the areas of government, religion, economic and the arts.

Leonardo da Vinci: Biography

12. Leonardo da Vinci: Biography

This lesson will focus on the life of Leonardo da Vinci. It will highlight his career as an artist, an inventor, a scientist and a student of the human form. It will also include many of his most famous works.

Reconquista and Spanish Inquisition

13. Reconquista and Spanish Inquisition

This lesson will explain the Spanish Reconquista and the Spanish Inquisition. It will focus on the reasons for each, specifically highlighting the role of Ferdinand and Isabella, and the tortures they allowed.

How the Compass Helped Columbus

14. How the Compass Helped Columbus

This lesson will explore the use of the compass during Columbus' voyages to the New World. It will highlight the navigational techniques of dead reckoning and celestial navigation. It will also review the voyages of Columbus.

How the Printing Press Changed the World

15. How the Printing Press Changed the World

When you think of inventions that changed the world, you may think of farming tools or the wheel, or even the Internet. However, few can truly compare to the humble printing press.

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