Ch 32: MTEL Middle School Humanities: Renaissance & Reformation

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This chapter on the Renaissance and Reformation will aid you in your preparation for the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam by providing an engaging and easy-to-follow review of key topics you'll encounter on the test.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: Renaissance and Reformation - Chapter Summary

Going through this chapter is a great way to refresh and expand your knowledge of the Renaissance and Reformation periods and the important events that transpired within them. By the end of the chapter, you'll have a keener ability to answer questions on the exam pertaining to:

  • The Renaissance timeline
  • The Italian Renaissance and Italy's transformation
  • Humanism in the Renaissance
  • Renaissance art
  • Martin Luther, the 95 theses and the birth of the Protestant Reformation
  • The spread of the Protestant Reformation across Europe
  • Art in the Protestant Reformation
  • The reformers and the Catholic church

The dashboard feature within the chapter will give you an easy way to monitor your progress, with links to quizzes, reports of recent activity and more. Quizzes are included at the end of each lesson so that you can make sure you understand the lesson material before you tackle the next one. Worksheets of the quizzes are also available so that you can print them and study more offline. And each lesson will offer you the option of learning through a video or transcript of the covered content.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: Renaissance and Reformation Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Middle School Humanities test is constructed to take stock of your knowledge of the subject by means of 100 multiple-choice questions and 2 open-response questions divided into six subtests. Test-takers are given up to four hours to complete the exam, which is given on a computer. A passing score on the exam is 240. This chapter can be used to prepare for part of the history subtest, which in total will count towards 25% of your overall score. Studying with this chapter is a great way to make sure you're ready for questions concerning the Renaissance and Reformation.

8 Lessons in Chapter 32: MTEL Middle School Humanities: Renaissance & Reformation
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The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

1. 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.

The Italian Renaissance and Italy's Transformation

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

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