Ch 8: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Renaissance & Reformation

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Let the lessons in this chapter help you revisit information about the Renaissance and Reformation. You can watch these informative video lessons and complete the quizzes for instant feedback.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Renaissance & Reformation

Prepare for the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam with the help from our comprehensive lessons. Review important information about the Renaissance and Reformation by going through the video lessons and taking the lessons' quizzes. The following topics are included in this chapter:

  • The Renaissance
  • The Italian Renaissance
  • Humanism in the Renaissance
  • Renaissance art
  • Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation
  • The reformers and the Catholic Church
  • Counter-Reformation
  • Aftermath of reformation

After you have completed each video lesson in this chapter, you have the chance to take a quiz to see how much you have learned about what you have just studied. You can watch the videos and take the quizzes as many times as you want until you feel confident and ready to take your OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 8: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Renaissance & Reformation
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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.

Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation

5. 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 Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe

6. 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.

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

7. 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.

The Counter-Reformation: How the Catholic Church Revived

8. The Counter-Reformation: How the Catholic Church Revived

In this lesson, we will learn about the Counter-Reformation. We will learn how the Catholic Church responded to the Protestant Reformation, and we will explore the major themes involved.

Life After the Reformation & Protestant Influence on Society

9. 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.

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