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Ch 1: NY Regents - Major Belief Systems of the World: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Major Belief Systems of the World chapter of this NY Regents Global History and Geography Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the major faiths of the world for the NY Regents Exam. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the major belief systems of the world.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering major belief systems material for the NY Regents Exam will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the major belief systems of the world. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding monotheism, nontheism and the major belief systems of the world
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the major belief systems of the world for the NY Regents Exam
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra social science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Major Belief Systems of the World chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Major Belief Systems of the World chapter exam to be prepared for the NY Regents Exam.
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  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a major belief systems unit of a standard global history and geography course. Topics covered include:

  • Key religious concepts
  • Liberation theology
  • Atheism, agnosticism and theism
  • Christianity, Islam and Judaism
  • Buddhism, Confucianism and Hinduism
  • Daoism and legalism

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: NY Regents - Major Belief Systems of the World: Help and Review
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Religion: Key Concepts and Definitions

1. Religion: Key Concepts and Definitions

Sociologists strive to study every aspect of religion in an objective way. In this lesson, we define religion and identify key concepts that are found in religion. We also discuss the difference between churches, sects, and cults.

Religion and Social Change in Protestantism and Liberation Theology

2. Religion and Social Change in Protestantism and Liberation Theology

Religion can, at times, be a powerful agent for social change. In this lesson, we discuss two examples of the dichotomy between religion and the secular world, including Max Weber's book, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, as well as the concept of liberation theology.

Religious Views: Atheism, Agnosticism & Theism

3. Religious Views: Atheism, Agnosticism & Theism

Sociology of religion is a large branch of sociology. The different views on deities are studied as part of this topic. In this lesson, we compare and contrast the views of theism, atheism, and agnosticism.

Monotheism: Islam, Judaism & Christianity

4. Monotheism: Islam, Judaism & Christianity

In this lesson, we define monotheism and identify three significant monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We also discuss the ideology of each of these three religions.

Nontheism: Hinduism, Buddhism & Confucianism

5. Nontheism: Hinduism, Buddhism & Confucianism

Not all religions focus on the belief (or disbelief) in a particular deity. In this lesson, we define nontheism and discuss the ideologies of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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