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Ch 8: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Christianity

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In this chapter of the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies course, your child will be able to review the topics related to the development of Christianity that they will find on the exam.

ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Christianity - Chapter Summary

The religion of Christianity has roots that can be traced back for centuries. This collection of video lessons in the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies review course gives your child the opportunity to reexamine the material they have learned about early Christianity before they see it again on the ISTEP+ exam. Topics they will be looking at are as follows:

  • Early Christianity and its relation to Judaism
  • The Gospels
  • Early fathers of the church, including Paul
  • Constantine's conversion and the rise of Christianity
  • The Crusades
  • Thomas Aquinas
  • Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation

These video lessons are all equipped with a timeline feature, making it simple for your child to resume studying whenever they need a break or need to work on something else. When they have finished the lessons, they can take the self-assessment quizzes included with the chapter to track their progress.

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Christianity
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The Early Christian Church and Its Ties to Judaism

1. 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.

The Gospels: The Life of Christ

2. The Gospels: The Life of Christ

This lesson will be a brief exploration of the life of Christ. It will highlight His virgin birth, public ministry, the reasons for His crucifixion, His resurrection and the Christian message that Christ offered salvation to all who believe in His name.

Paul and the Early Church Fathers

3. Paul and the Early Church Fathers

This lesson will identify the earliest Church Fathers as the 12 disciples and the Apostle Paul. In doing this, it will highlight the persecution of the Christian Church as well as the conversion of Saul, known to history as Paul.

The Conversion of Constantine and the Ascent of Christianity

4. The Conversion of Constantine and the Ascent of Christianity

This lesson will explain the conversion of Constantine and the ascent of Christianity. In doing this, it will highlight the Edict of Milan and the famous Council of Nicaea.

The Great Crusades: History and Timeline

5. The Great Crusades: History and Timeline

This lesson examines the utter failure of the later crusades. We look at some of the factors that led to this failure. We then have a glimpse at each of the major crusades abroad, as well as the political and heretical crusades in Europe.

Thomas Aquinas' Influence on the Catholic Church

6. Thomas Aquinas' Influence on the Catholic Church

St. Thomas Aquinas was perhaps the most important figure of the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages. This lesson examines what he did to help protect the Church against a rebirth of critical thinking by using critical thinking to defend the Church.

Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation

7. 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.

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