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Ch 30: History Alive Chapter 30: The Reformation Begins

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The Reformation Begins chapter of this TCI History Alive The Medieval World and Beyond Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the Reformation. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Reformation Begins textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the History Alive Reformation Begins chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Reformation topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The role of Martin Luther's 95 Theses in the Reformation
  • Anabaptists and Antitrinitarians
  • Influential reformers in Switzerland
  • The Catholic Church and change in religious beliefs
  • The Hapsburg Dynasty

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6 Lessons in Chapter 30: History Alive Chapter 30: The Reformation Begins
Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation

1. 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.

Radical Reformation: Anabaptists and Antitrinitarians

2. Radical Reformation: Anabaptists and Antitrinitarians

In this lesson, we will study a few of the Christian sects that took the Reformation to extremes. We will focus especially on the origins, development, and doctrines of the Anabaptists and Antitrinitarians.

The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe

3. The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe

In the 16th century, Martin Luther inspired people to believe that the Catholic Church shouldn't hold authority over laypeople. This lesson explores the spread of these Protestant ideas throughout Europe.

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

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

5. 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 Habsburg Dynasty in the Reformation

6. 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.

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