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MTEL History: Buddhism - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter can refresh your memory about the Buddhist religion and help you recall the key points, in preparation for the MTEL History exam. Everything you need to know is covered in our video lessons, including:
- Buddha and the founding of Buddhism
- The Buddhist teachings of the Four Noble Truths
- The Eightfold Path to Enlightenment
- Why Buddhism is sometimes referred to as the Middle Way
- The Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha
We bring you expert instructors who go over the material with an engaging style, highlighting the essentials so that you are prepared for the test. Each video lesson comes with a self-assessment quiz that enables you to expand your review options efficiently and enjoyably.
Objectives of the MTEL History: Buddhism Chapter
The MTEL History exam is a standardized test that evaluates what you know and understand about the field of history. Your score determines your eligibility for a teacher's license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The topics in this Buddhism chapter fall within the World History objective. That objective makes up 25% of the test questions. You can see how well you have mastered the material by taking the self-assessment quizzes that accompany each lesson and are in the same format as the exam's questions.
The exam consists of 100 multiple-choice items and two open-response items. The multiple-choice items give you a passage to read followed by several possible answers, only one of which is correct. The open-response items require you to compose an essay demonstrating your competencies in discussing historical material cogently and effectively.
1. Gautama Buddha: The Founding of Buddhism
This lesson will explore the founding of Buddhism and the life of Siddhartha Gautama. It will also highlight nirvana, asceticism, the concept of a bodhisattva, and the Bodhi tree.
2. Nirvana: Enlightenment and Buddhist Salvation
This lesson will seek to explain the Buddhist concept of Nirvana. In doing so, it will also highlight the Buddhist belief in the concepts of an arhat and a bodhisattva.
3. The Four Noble Truths & the Eightfold Path to Enlightenment
This lesson will explain the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism. In doing so, it will explain the origins of Buddhism and the life of Siddhartha Gautama. It will also highlight the Buddhist belief of the Eightfold Path.
4. Buddhism: The Middle Way to Enlightenment
This lesson will explore the term 'Middle Way' as an alternate name for Buddhism. In doing so, it will highlight Siddhartha Gautama as the founder of Buddhism, while also detailing his belief in the Eightfold Path.
5. The Triple Gem of Buddhism: The Buddha, The Dharma & The Sangha
This lesson will seek to explain the Buddhist belief in the Triple Gem. Explaining the concepts of the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha, it will also highlight the Four Noble Truths.
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