Ch 7: NES: Reformation in Europe

About This Chapter

This chapter will help you review the causes and effects of the Protestant Reformation. Use these lessons to prepare for related questions on the NES: Middle Grades Social Science exam.

NES: Reformation in Europe - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter are about the birth of the Protestant Reformation, the reaction of the Catholic church, the spread of the Protestant Reformation and the heresies and inquisitions that followed. These lessons are taught by our expert instructors and are compatible with mobile devices so you can have an effective and portable way to review:

  • Martin Luther and the 95 Theses
  • The Council of Trent and the Catholic Church's survival
  • The spread of the Protestant reformation
  • Influences of the Protestant reformation
  • Reforms in the Catholic Church
  • Heresies and inquisitions of the High Middle ages

To improve your retention of the information presented in these lessons, read the transcripts. Take the lesson quizzes to determine what topics you don't understand, and use the video tags to return to that section for review.

NES: Reformation in Europe Objectives

Some states require future middle grades social science teachers to take the National Evaluation Series (NES): Middle Grades Social Science exam as a condition for teacher certification. When you take this computer-based certification exam, you can expect to be asked 150 multiple-choice questions in a 180-minute testing session. Half of these questions will assess your knowledge of historical events. Use this chapter to prepare for questions that ask you about the Protestant Reformation and the heresies and inquisitions that followed.

7 Lessons in Chapter 7: NES: Reformation in Europe
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Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation

1. 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 Council of Trent: The Catholic Church Survives the Reformation

2. The Council of Trent: The Catholic Church Survives the Reformation

The Protestant Reformation was a movement of Christians who disagreed with some of the teachings and actions of the Catholic Church. This article explores the effect of the Reformation on the Church.

The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe

3. 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.

Life After the Reformation & Protestant Influence on Society

4. Life After the Reformation & Protestant Influence on Society

The Protestant Reformation was a huge movement that led to many Christians splitting from the Catholic Church. This lesson explores the after effects on families, education and social life.

The Reformers & the Catholic Church: How Religious Beliefs Transformed During the Reformation

5. 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.

Heresies and Inquisitions in the High Middle Ages

6. Heresies and Inquisitions in the High Middle Ages

During the Middle Ages the term heresy referred to religious beliefs that were in disagreement with an established Christian doctrine. This lesson explores the often violent results of the growing popularity of heretical beliefs in the High Middle Ages.

Reconquista and Spanish Inquisition

7. Reconquista and Spanish Inquisition

This lesson will explain the Spanish Reconquista and the Spanish Inquisition. It will focus on the reasons for each, specifically highlighting the role of Ferdinand and Isabella, and the tortures they allowed.

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