Ch 31: MTEL History: Christianity

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We can help you review the important concepts of Christianity as you prepare for the MTEL History exam. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you multiple approaches so you will be able to answer questions on this subject on the test.

MTEL History: Christianity - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to go over all aspects of Christianity in preparation for the MTEL History exam. The videos cover all that you need to know, including:

  • The gospels and Christ's life
  • The Ten Commandments
  • Judaism and the early Christian church
  • Paul and the early church fathers
  • Constantine's conversion
  • Thomas Aquinas and faith
  • Catholicism's seven sacraments
  • The ecumenical movement of the 20th century

Our knowledgeable instructors will help you refresh your knowledge of Christianity in preparation for the test. After you finish each lesson you can take a multiple-choice quiz to determine how well you understand the information covered.

Objectives of the MTEL History: Christianity Chapter

The MTEL History exam evaluates your knowledge and understanding about historical events through the ages. Your grade will be used to assess your readiness for a teacher's license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The topics in the Christianity chapter are part of the world history objective, accounting for 25% of the test questions. By using our self-assessment quizzes you can measure your learning and try out the type of questions that you'll see on the test.

There are 100 multiple-choice items and 2 open-response items on the test, counting for 80% and 20% of your grade, respectively. On the multiple-choice items, you will read a passage and answer questions, selecting the best answer from several presented. On the open-response items, you will create an articulate, intelligent essay on topics relating to history that demonstrate your ability to integrate material into a cohesive whole.

8 Lessons in Chapter 31: MTEL History: Christianity
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The Gospels: The Life of Christ

1. 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.

What Are the Ten Commandments? - Definition & History

2. What Are the Ten Commandments? - Definition & History

This lesson defines and states the Ten Commandments and discusses their biblical history. A brief synopsis is given in this article, and a multiple-choice quiz can be taken upon completion.

The Early Christian Church and Its Ties to Judaism

3. 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.

Paul and the Early Church Fathers

4. 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

5. 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.

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.

The Seven Sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church

7. The Seven Sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church

This lesson will explore the seven Catholic sacraments of baptism, Eucharist, reconciliation, confirmation, marriage, Holy Orders, and Anointing of the Sick. In doing so, it will also highlight penance and confession.

The Ecumenical Movement of the 20th Century

8. The Ecumenical Movement of the 20th Century

This lesson will seek to explain the Ecumenical Movement of the 20th century. In doing so it will highlight Protestantism, the Edinburgh Missionary Conference, and the first Council of World Churches.

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