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Ch 6: NMTA: The Renaissance

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Let us show you the important aspects of the Renaissance as you prepare for the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science Exam. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you multiple approaches that can help you correctly answer questions on this subject on the test.

NMTA Middle Grades Social Science: The Renaissance - Chapter Summary

You can use the lessons in this chapter as part of a review of the material you learned in college about the Renaissance, in preparation for the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science Exam. The videos go over all the important content you need to be on top of, including:

  • Renaissance overview and timeline
  • The Italian Renaissance and its impact
  • Impact of humanism
  • Aspects of Renaissance art
  • The economy of the Renaissance and the emergence of banking
  • Formation of modern nation-states
  • Work and impact of Leonardo Da Vinci

Our expert instructors go over each aspect of the Renaissance, highlighting the important facts and events you need to remember for the test. By having the material presented in several ways, studying becomes more effective and more interesting.

NMTA Middle Grades Social Science: The Renaissance Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Middle Grades Social Science Exam is a comprehensive evaluation of your knowledge and understanding of all the topics that fall within the purview of middle grades social sciences. You will need a passing grade in order to become licensed as a teacher in the state of New Mexico. The topics in The Renaissance chapter are part of Domain I: History, which accounts for 50% of the test grade. The lessons will help you develop a studying strategy to make sure you have reviewed everything you need to know about the Renaissance. The self-assessment quizzes give you a chance to practice answering questions like those on the exam, and at the same time check your mastery of the content.

There are 150 multiple-choice items on the exam. Each one will give you a paragraph or question followed by several response alternatives. From these, you will need to select the correct answer.

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: NMTA: The Renaissance
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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.

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