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Ch 37: MTEL History: European Renaissance & Reformation

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Learn all about the European Renaissance and Reformation in preparation for the MTEL History exam. Our videos and self-assessment quizzes review the material in multiple ways to help you answer related test questions correctly.

MTEL History: European Renaissance and Reformation - Chapter Summary

Try the lessons in this chapter to help you recollect the important facts about the European Renaissance and Reformation to prepare you for the MTEL History exam. Everything you need to know is covered in the video lessons, including:

  • The Italian Renaissance and transformation of Italy
  • Humanism in the Renaissance
  • Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation
  • The spread of the Protestant Reformation across Europe
  • Art during the Protestant Reformation
  • The Catholic Church during the Reformation
  • Machiavelli and the Italian Wars
  • Ulrich Zwingli and John Calvin

We use expert instructors to guide you through each topic and highlight the important people and events so you are ready for the test. If you have any questions about the lessons' contents, you may reach out to the experts for assistance.

Objectives of the MTEL History: European Renaissance and Reformation Chapter

The MTEL History exam is a comprehensive evaluation of your knowledge of all aspects of history. You need a passing grade to be eligible for a history teacher's license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The topics in this European Renaissance and Reformation chapter fall within the World History objective, which makes up 25% of the test questions. You can get practice with questions like the ones you'll see on the exam by taking our self-assessment quizzes, and you can check on your progress in studying for the test.

There are 100 multiple-choice and 2 open-response questions on the test, accounting for 80% and 20% of your grade, respectively. The multiple-choice items have you read a passage and select the correct answer from a group of possible responses. The open-response questions evaluate your ability to integrate what you know about historical events into a cogent and articulate essay.

9 Lessons in Chapter 37: MTEL History: European Renaissance & Reformation
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The Italian Renaissance and Italy's Transformation

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe

5. 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.

Art in the Protestant Reformation: Albrecht Durer & Northern European Artists

6. Art in the Protestant Reformation: Albrecht Durer & Northern European Artists

The Protestant Reformation introduced some pretty substantial changes into European society. In this lesson, we'll be talking about some of the impacts it had on the art of Northern Europe.

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

7. 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.

Machiavelli and Lessons of the Italian Wars

8. Machiavelli and Lessons of the Italian Wars

This lesson focuses on Machiavelli and his views on governing, specifically pertaining to the actions of rulers. It will also highlight the actions of several countries involved in the Italian Wars of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Ulrich Zwingli and John Calvin: History, Importance & Impact

9. Ulrich Zwingli and John Calvin: History, Importance & Impact

In this lesson, we will meet two famous Reformation leaders, Ulrich Zwingli and John Calvin. We will examine their lives and their doctrines, and explore their impact on Christianity.

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