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Ch 21: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: The Renaissance

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Let us help you brush up your understanding of the events and personalities of the Renaissance and their impact on society, government and art. Our video lessons and quizzes will help prepare you to correctly answer these types of questions on the OAE Integrated Social Studies exam.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: The Renaissance - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter review the major happenings and important individuals during the Renaissance in Europe and can help you prepare for questions on this period when you take the OAE Integrated Social Studies exam. Our videos cover topics including:

  • Events of the Italian Renaissance
  • Humanism and what it means
  • Renaissance art and artists
  • Changes in government
  • The development of banking
  • Wars during the Renaissance
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • The invention of the printing press and its impact

You can review these videos at your own pace, watching on a computer or mobile device. Each lesson includes a written transcript so you can read along with the narrator.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: The Renaissance Chapter Objectives

All Ohio teachers seeking certification to teach social studies must pass the OAE Integrated Social Studies exam. This exam is divided into five subject areas, called domains. Questions on the topics discussed in The Renaissance chapter are in the domain on historiography and world history, which accounts for 25% of the exam's scoring.

All questions on the OAE Integrated Social Studies exam are multiple choice, and the exam is computer delivered. The quizzes that are paired with each of our videos are in this format, offering you the opportunity to practice answering questions in this format. You'll also be assessing your knowledge through the quizzes, learning what requires more study before exam day.

14 Lessons in Chapter 21: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: 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 Birth of Parliament: Monarchs vs. the Aristocracy

5. The Birth of Parliament: Monarchs vs. the Aristocracy

This lesson will focus on the rise of monarchies during the Renaissance, highlighting the interactions of these monarchies with the church and the aristocracy.

The Renaissance Economy: The Rise of Banking

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

France and the Valois at the End of the 100 Years War

9. France and the Valois at the End of the 100 Years War

This lesson focuses on France at the end of The Hundred Years War. It will examine the changes to France in the areas of military tactics, feudalism, and its monarchies. It will also highlight the French monarchs of the time period.

England's Wars of the Roses

10. England's Wars of the Roses

This lesson will focus on England's Wars of the Roses. It will highlight the key figures from both the Houses of York and Lancaster. It will also identify the importance of the divine right of kings.

England and the Tudors at the End of the Wars of the Roses

11. England and the Tudors at the End of the Wars of the Roses

This lesson will focus on the Tudor Dynasty, which came to power after England's Wars of the Roses. It will focus on the contributions of the five Tudor monarchs in the areas of government, religion, economic and the arts.

Leonardo da Vinci: Biography

12. 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.

Reconquista and Spanish Inquisition

13. 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.

How the Printing Press Changed the World

14. How the Printing Press Changed the World

When you think of inventions that changed the world, you may think of farming tools or the wheel, or even the Internet. However, few can truly compare to the humble printing press.

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