Ch 19: MTTC History: European Renaissance & Reformation

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Let us help you learn the history of the European Renaissance and Reformation periods. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you different ways to learn the material so you will be able to correctly answer questions about these periods in European history on the MTTC History exam.

MTTC History: European Renaissance and Reformation

The lessons in this chapter can help you understand all about the periods in world history known as the Renaissance and Reformation. You will need to know this information in preparation for the MTTC History exam. The videos review the following topics to help you get ready:

  • The Italian Renaissance and the transformation of Italy
  • The role of humanism during the Renaissance
  • Renaissance art
  • Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation
  • The spread of the Reformation throughout Europe
  • Art during the Protestant Reformation
  • The Reformation and the Catholic church
  • Machiavelli and the Italian wars
  • The impact of Zwingli and Calvin

Our experienced instructors cover all the details of these important historical periods. By using the video lessons and quizzes you will be able to identify critical points and supporting information as you enjoy learning about the European Renaissance and Reformation periods.

Objectives of the MTTC History: European Renaissance and Reformation Chapter

The MTTC History exam is required for individuals seeking history teacher certification in the state of Michigan. The topics in this European Renaissance and Reformation chapter fall within the world history section of the exam, which makes p 33% of the test questions. By completing the self-assessment quizzes, you will get a good idea of the kinds of questions the actual test is likely to ask.

The MTTC History exam consists of 100 multiple-choice test items. You may take the exam in a paper-and-pencil or a computer-based format, as you prefer. Either way, you will read a passage or question that will be followed by several possible answers, only one of which will be the correct answer.

9 Lessons in Chapter 19: MTTC 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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