Ch 27: MTEL History: Hinduism

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We can show you the important features of Hinduism in preparation for the MTEL History exam. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you multiple approaches that can help you answer questions on the test.

MTEL History: Hinduism - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to refresh your recollection of Hinduism as you prepare for the MTEL History exam. The videos cover all the important points, including:

  • How Hinduism originated
  • Gandhi and the British invasion
  • Sacred Hindu texts
  • Influences during the Vedic and Upanishadic periods
  • Hindu deities
  • The four goals and stages of Hindu life

Expert instructors point out the key terms and concepts, making your review of the material easier. Multiple didactic approaches mean you'll be exposed to the concepts in several ways, enhancing your learning and your learning experience.

Objectives of the MTEL History: Hinduism Chapter

The MTEL History exam is a comprehensive test of your knowledge and understanding of history. You will need a passing grade to be eligible for a teacher's license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The topics in this Hinduism chapter fall within the World History objective, which contributes 25% of the questions. You can test your mastery of the chapter's contents by taking the self-assessment quiz that comes with each video lesson. The quizzes also give you practice with the kinds of questions that will appear on the exam.

There are 100 multiple-choice items on the test. These present you with a passage and ask you to select the correct answer from several possibilities. There are also 2 open-response items that have you construct an essay on historical topics, and that evaluate your ability to integrate concepts and facts effectively.

7 Lessons in Chapter 27: MTEL History: Hinduism
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The Origins of Hinduism: the Indus River Valley & the Harappa Culture

1. The Origins of Hinduism: the Indus River Valley & the Harappa Culture

This lesson will seek to explain the origins of Hinduism. Highlighting the Harappa culture and the Vedic period, it will also explore the Hindu beliefs in Moksha and Brahman.

Mohandas Gandhi and the British Invasion

2. Mohandas Gandhi and the British Invasion

This lesson will explore the life of Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi. It will explain his role in India's independence while also highlighting the concepts of satyagraha and brahmacharya.

The Vedas: Hinduism's Sacred Texts

3. The Vedas: Hinduism's Sacred Texts

This lesson will explore the ancient Hindu texts known collectively as the Vedas. It will stress the importance of the Rig-Veda, while also explaining the roles of the three lesser Yajur, Sama and Atharva Vedas.

The Vedic and Upanishadic Periods: Description, Influences & Texts

4. The Vedic and Upanishadic Periods: Description, Influences & Texts

This lesson will define the Vedic and Upanishadic periods of Hinduism. In doing so, it will discuss the Harappa culture, the melding with Aryan culture, the sacred Vedas and the birth of the concept of Karma.

Hindu Deity: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva

5. Hindu Deity: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva

This lesson will explore the Hindu system of belief in reference to its deities. It will explain the concept of Brahman, while also explaining the attributes of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.

The Four Goals of Hindu Life: Kama, Artha, Dharma & Moksha

6. The Four Goals of Hindu Life: Kama, Artha, Dharma & Moksha

This lesson will seek to explain the four permissible goals of Hindu life. In doing so, it will define the ancient concepts of kama, artha, dharma and moksha.

Hinduism: The Four Stages of Life

7. Hinduism: The Four Stages of Life

This lesson will define and explore the four stages of Hindu life. In doing so, it will highlight the stages of the Student, the Householder, the Hermit, and the Sannyasin.

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