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Ch 36: MTEL History: War, Revolution & Culture in France & England

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Let us help you identify the important concepts about war, revolution and culture in France and England in preparation for the MTEL History exam. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you different approaches to help you answer the test questions correctly.

MTEL History: War, Revolution and Culture in France and England - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to learn the important points about war, revolution and culture in France and England as you prepare for the MTEL History exam. The videos cover everything you need to know about the subject to help you with questions on the exam related to:

  • How the Crusades impacted the world
  • Significance of the Magna Carta and the Constitution of Clarendon
  • Events of the Renaissance
  • What happened during the little Ice Age and the Black Death
  • Philosophers of the English Enlightenment
  • The English Civil War
  • Causes of the French Revolution
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

Our knowledgeable instructors review the important dimensions relating to war, revolution and culture in France and England, in preparation for the MTEL History exam. By having different didactic approaches, you are exposed to different presentations of the material which makes it easier to learn.

Objectives of the MTEL History: War, Revolution and Culture in France and England Chapter

The MTEL History exam evaluates your breadth and depth of knowledge in all areas of history. Your score is used to determine if you are eligible to be licensed as a teacher in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The topics in this War, Revolution and Culture in France and England chapter fall within the World History Objective which makes up 25% of the exam. You can check on how well you have mastered the material by completing the self-assessment quiz that comes with the chapter, and gain practice in answering multiple-choice questions like the ones on the test.

The MTEL History exam is a computer-based test (CBT) with 100 multiple-choice and 2 open-response items. You will read a passage and select the best option from among several responses you are presented with. And you will compose two essays demonstrating your integration of historical knowledge and your ability to write a compelling argument.

16 Lessons in Chapter 36: MTEL History: War, Revolution & Culture in France & England
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The First Crusade: Causes and Effects

1. The First Crusade: Causes and Effects

This lesson covers the motivations of Pope Urban II in calling for the crusade at Clermont and at the religious and secular motivations of European laymen. We will also look at the startling success of the first crusade.

The Great Crusades: History and Timeline

2. 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.

Results and Impact of the Crusades

3. Results and Impact of the Crusades

This lesson explores the results and impact of the Crusades. We examine the social impact, the political impact and the economic impact of three centuries of crusading.

The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance

4. The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance

In the High Middle Ages, rulers fought for supreme power. This lesson explores two of the earliest documents to limit power of an authority figure, whether it was the pope or a king.

The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

5. The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

In this lesson, we will build an outline of the historical events which flow together to form the time periods of the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Discovery, and the Elizabethan era.

France and the Valois at the End of the 100 Years War

6. France and the Valois at the End of the 100 Years War

This lesson focuses on France at the end of The Hundred Years War. It will examine the changes to France in the areas of military tactics, feudalism, and its monarchies. It will also highlight the French monarchs of the time period.

The Little Ice Age and the Black Death

7. The Little Ice Age and the Black Death

Fourteenth century Europe experienced a devastating population decline due to a climate cooling, famine, and the plague. This lesson explores how these factors occurred and their impact on Europe.

What is the English Enlightenment? - Definition, Ideals & Thinkers

8. What is the English Enlightenment? - Definition, Ideals & Thinkers

In this lesson, we'll be looking at the English Enlightenment which was central to the formation of our modern society. Check out the main thinkers, their ideas and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Enlightened Despots in France, Austria & Prussia: Reforms & Goals

9. Enlightened Despots in France, Austria & Prussia: Reforms & Goals

In this lesson we explore the term 'Enlightened Despotism' and how it pertains to the domestic politics of several 18th-century Western and Central European nations.

The English Civil War and Failure of Charles' Monarchy

10. The English Civil War and Failure of Charles' Monarchy

This lesson will explain the reign and execution of England's King Charles I. It will highlight the actions of Charles, along with his confrontations with Parliament, that led to the English Civil War.

The Glorious Revolution of 1688: Events and Significance

11. The Glorious Revolution of 1688: Events and Significance

In this lesson, we will examine the causes, events, and effects of England's Glorious Revolution of 1688, in which King James II was overthrown by William of Orange and his allies in the English Parliament.

The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions

12. The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions

In this lesson, we explore the social, economic, and political conditions in late 18th-century France, out of which the French Revolution exploded in 1789.

The Reign of Terror in the French Revolution: Definition, Summary & Timeline

13. The Reign of Terror in the French Revolution: Definition, Summary & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the phase of the French Revolution popularly known as the Reign of Terror, a year-long period where thousands of French men and women lost their lives.

Napoleon Bonaparte: Rise to Power and Early Reforms

14. Napoleon Bonaparte: Rise to Power and Early Reforms

In this lesson, we explore the rise to power of one of France's greatest rulers, Napoleon Bonaparte, and his subsequent achievements during the first few years of his rule up until he was crowned Emperor in 1804.

The Fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna: Definition & Results

15. The Fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna: Definition & Results

In this lesson, we explore the fall of Napoleon's French Empire after his fateful decision to invade Russia in 1812. In turn, we also discuss the Congress of Vienna that convened after Napoleon's defeat and attempted to plan post-Napoleonic Europe.

Reform in Great Britain in the 1700s: History & Impact

16. Reform in Great Britain in the 1700s: History & Impact

In this lesson we explore the political developments of eighteenth-century Britain, from the formation and union of Great Britain to the political reforms and ideologies of Edmund Burke and William Pitt the Younger.

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