Ch 27: MTEL Middle School Humanities: The Byzantine Empire

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Give us the chance to help you review important details about the Byzantine Empire. Doing this gives you an effective way to prepare for the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: The Byzantine Empire - Chapter Summary

In order to be fully equipped to answer questions on the MTEL exam, you can go through each lesson in this chapter. You can discover new information or review materials you already know about:

  • The heirs of Rome
  • Byzantine Empire and its development
  • Art and architecture from the Byzantine Empire
  • Rome vs. Byzantine
  • The decline of the Byzantine Empire

Review the lessons in this chapter, and pick up important details concerning the Byzantine Empire. When you do, you will know exactly what's going to be covered in exam questions on this topic.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: The Byzantine Empire Chapter Objectives

In order to gain your license to teach humanities at the middle school level in Massachusetts, you need to take the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam. The information in this chapter will be covered on the subarea 3 (History) section of the test, which comprises 25% of the entire exam. You will be asked to answer multiple-choice questions. In order to do well on this exam, you can use the lessons to improve or refresh your memory on the Byzantine Empire. There are also self-assessment quizzes in this chapter, which help you efficiently check your understanding before taking the actual exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 27: MTEL Middle School Humanities: The Byzantine Empire
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Heirs of Rome: The Church and the Byzantines

1. Heirs of Rome: The Church and the Byzantines

The Roman Empire covered a vast area, and when it fell, its people were in danger of losing their civilization. This lesson explores some of the things that remained as the Empire fell, as well as how they affected Roman citizens.

The Development of the Byzantine Empire

2. The Development of the Byzantine Empire

The word 'byzantine' is often used to mean something worthy of a spy movie. Learn more about the empire that earned every bit of that word, and how it lasted for more than a thousand years in this lesson.

Byzantine vs. Rome: Eastern Orthodox & Roman Catholic

3. Byzantine vs. Rome: Eastern Orthodox & Roman Catholic

The Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches developed largely in the same places as the Western Roman and Eastern Roman (or Byzantine) Empires. Coincidence? This lesson answers that question.

Byzantine Art: Mosaics, History & Characteristics

4. Byzantine Art: Mosaics, History & Characteristics

This lesson covers Byzantine art and explains the difficulties of imposing artistic periods. Justinian is introduced as the man behind the Byzantine Golden Age. We explore the interesting dynamic between Byzantine imperialism and Christian religion. Finally, we take a brief look at eastern religious icons.

Byzantine Architecture: History, Characteristics & Examples

5. Byzantine Architecture: History, Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, we look at the development of Byzantine architecture. We examine its relationship to the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. We then compare Byzantine architecture to early Christian architecture and enumerate the distinctly Byzantine elements of their art and architecture: central-plan, domes and pendentives. Finally, we touch briefly on how these architectural masterpieces were decorated.

The Slow Decline of the Byzantine Empire

6. The Slow Decline of the Byzantine Empire

This lesson will explore the slow decline of the Byzantine Empire. It will highlight internal instability and outside invasion as two of the major factors that led to the 1453 fall of Constantinople and the empire.

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