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Ch 14: NMTA Social Science: The High Middle Ages

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We can help you refresh your memory on the facts related to the High Middle Ages. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you several ways of learning that can help you answer the questions on the NMTA Social Science Exam correctly.

NMTA Social Science: The High Middle Ages - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons provided in this chapter as a focus for your review of material on the High Middle Ages. All the information you need for the NMTA Social Science exam is covered in our videos, including:

  • Heresies and inquisitions
  • St Francis and church reforms
  • Impact of ancient knowledge on the church
  • Universities and displacement of monarchies
  • The Magna Carta and the Constitution of Clarendon
  • Charter of the Forest and the Provisions of Oxford
  • St Thomas Aquinas and Frederick II
  • Contributions of Mongolians
  • Guilds in the High Middle Ages
  • Popes vs. Emperors
  • English peasant daily life

Our experienced instructors understand what you need to know for the test and present it to you, pointing out the most important facts, events, and people. They are also available to answer any questions you might have. Learning the material through varied methods makes it easier to both learn and retain. Plus, it makes for a more interesting learning experience.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: The High Middle Ages Chapter

The NMTA Social Science Exam is a comprehensive exam that measures your competencies in all areas of social science. Your score is used to determine your eligibility for a teacher's license in the state of New Mexico. The topics in the High Middle Ages chapter can be found in the Historiography and World History Content Domain of the exam. This domain accounts for 25% of the test questions. By completing the self-assessment quizzes that accompany the video lessons, you can see how well you know the material and practice answering the kinds of questions you'll see on the test.

There are 150 multiple-choice questions on the NMTA Social Science Exam. For each one, you will read a passage or question and then choose the correct answer from several presented to you.

11 Lessons in Chapter 14: NMTA Social Science: The High Middle Ages
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Heresies and Inquisitions in the High Middle Ages

1. 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.

Mendicants: St. Francis and Church Reforms

2. Mendicants: St. Francis and Church Reforms

Catholicism spread throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. In response to growing power and separation from urban middle-class citizens, mendicants lived in poverty and reached out to the poor. This lesson explores the orders formed by the mendicants.

The Spread of Ancient Knowledge and Its Impact on the Church

3. The Spread of Ancient Knowledge and Its Impact on the Church

Classical knowledge comes from ancient cultures like the Greeks and Romans. When Christians fought in the Crusades, they discovered some of these texts. This lesson explores the impact of classical learning on the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages.

The Rise of Universities and Displacement of Monasteries

4. The Rise of Universities and Displacement of Monasteries

Before the Middle Ages, education was the responsibility of the Church. As the need for education spread to those who were not clergy, monasteries could no longer meet the needs of education. This lesson explores the decline of monastic education and the rise of the university.

Charter of the Forest and the Provisions of Oxford: Definition & Significance

5. Charter of the Forest and the Provisions of Oxford: Definition & Significance

In the High Middle Ages several charters were created that limited the authority of ruling powers. This lesson explores two of these charters, both of which limited the authority of the king of England.

Thomas Aquinas' Influence on the Catholic Church

6. Thomas Aquinas' Influence on the Catholic Church

St. Thomas Aquinas was perhaps the most important figure of the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages. This lesson examines what he did to help protect the Church against a rebirth of critical thinking by using critical thinking to defend the Church.

Frederick II: King and Emperor

7. Frederick II: King and Emperor

Frederick II was responsible for gaining control of many lands in Germany and Italy under the Holy Roman Empire. This lesson explores the background of the story and Frederick's accomplishments.

Mongolians and Their Contributions to Western Civilization

8. Mongolians and Their Contributions to Western Civilization

This lesson covers the contributions of the Mongols to Western civilization. We begin by examining the tale of Marco Polo. Next, we look at some common misconceptions about the Mongols. Finally, we enumerate the many technologies brought to Europe by this group.

Guilds in Western Culture and Economies in the High Middle Ages

9. Guilds in Western Culture and Economies in the High Middle Ages

Medieval guilds provided standards for production and protected their members from oppression. This lesson explores why guilds developed in the High Middle Ages.

Power Struggles of the Holy Roman Empire: Popes vs. Emperors

10. Power Struggles of the Holy Roman Empire: Popes vs. Emperors

The High Middle Ages was characterized by constant struggles for power. This lesson explores fighting between the papacy, Germany, and Italy for authority over the Holy Roman Empire.

The Daily Life of English Peasants

11. The Daily Life of English Peasants

Peasants of the Middle Age faced a very harsh life. This lesson explores the typical lifestyle for an English peasant in the 11th through 13th centuries, including the daily tasks they performed.

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