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Ch 5: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Renaissance

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Take another look at the art and philosophy characterizing Renaissance movements in Italy and Northern Europe. This chapter's video lessons and quizzes can help you prepare for these types of questions on the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) exam.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Renaissance - Chapter Summary

Get ready for the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) exam with the help of this chapter's entertaining video lessons. You'll take another look at the philosophical, artistic and political movements taking shape during the Renaissance through lessons on the following topics:

  • Major Renaissance events
  • The Italian Renaissance
  • Renaissance humanism
  • Art and architecture
  • Painting and sculpture
  • The creation of modern nation states
  • Renaissance economics and rise of banking
  • The Northern Renaissance
  • Leonardo Da Vinci's life and work

These succinct yet informative video lessons cover the topics you'll need to be familiar with on test day. Watch them whenever your busy schedule allows, and take the quizzes to help commit important Renaissance terms and concepts to memory.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Renaissance Chapter Objectives

In Michigan, aspiring secondary school social studies teachers must pass this MTTC exam before they can qualify for this subject-specific certification. The test consists of 100 multiple-choice questions divided among seven content domains. Approximately 18% of test content is part of the world history content domain. Some of these questions may test your familiarity with the causes and impacts of the Renaissance on Europe as well as significant figures in this era of Western history - all of which are the subject of this chapter's lessons.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Renaissance
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

The Renaissance Economy: The Rise of Banking

5. The Renaissance Economy: The Rise of Banking

In this lesson, we will discuss the rise of banking and the Renaissance economy. We will highlight the Medici family and the rise of the middle class.

The Formation of Modern Nation States

6. The Formation of Modern Nation States

This lesson explains the formation of the modern nation-states. It will highlight how the decline of feudalism, as well as the decline in church power, helped bring about the modern nation-state. It will also feature several monarchs who ruled during these times.

The Northern Renaissance

7. The Northern Renaissance

This lesson will focus on the Northern Renaissance. It will contrast the Renaissance of the North with the Italian Renaissance, exploring these differences in the areas of art, politics, and religion.

Leonardo da Vinci: Biography

8. Leonardo da Vinci: Biography

This lesson will focus on the life of Leonardo da Vinci. It will highlight his career as an artist, an inventor, a scientist and a student of the human form. It will also include many of his most famous works.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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