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Ch 39: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: The Reformation

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This chapter can assist your review on the Reformation as you prepare for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam. Engaging lessons take you through topics such as the spread of the Protestant Reformation across Europe and the origins of modern capitalism.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: The Reformation - Chapter Summary

If you're reviewing for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam, use this chapter to prepare for questions on the Reformation. The video lessons will give you a look at information on the Anglican Church under Henry VIII, the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church before the Reformation, and life after the reformation. After completion of the lessons in this chapter, you should feel confident to:

  • Discuss the significance of the Habsburg Dynasty during the Reformation
  • Understand how language changed and how the use of Latin decreased
  • Show how the Protestant Reformation spread across Europe
  • Relate the history of modern capitalism
  • Explain how religious beliefs changed during the Reformation and name some of the reformers

These brief video lessons can help you refresh your memories of the Reformation period in history. You have the opportunity to utilize end of lesson quizzes to further assess your knowledge of a lesson and then go back if needed. Upon completion of the chapter, you can take a chapter exam on all the Reformation information you reviewed.

8 Lessons in Chapter 39: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: The Reformation
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The Habsburg Dynasty in the Reformation

1. The Habsburg Dynasty in the Reformation

This lesson focuses on the Habsburg Dynasty during the Reformation. It will highlight the dealings of the Holy Roman Emperors with Protestantism, while also explaining the Reformation's effect on Spain.

The Rise of the Vernacular and the Decline of Latin

2. The Rise of the Vernacular and the Decline of Latin

This lesson explains how Latin was widespread in Europe during the Roman Empire as well as how vernacular languages slowly replaced it. It also reviews how the Romance languages developed.

The Catholic Church Before the Reformation: Beliefs and Practices

3. The Catholic Church Before the Reformation: Beliefs and Practices

In 1500 C.E. the Roman Catholic Church was a very powerful institution in the West. Watch this video to learn how the Church maintained its power by teaching that salvation could only be earned by those who received the sacraments and performed good works.

The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe

4. 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.

Henry VIII: The Anglican Church

5. Henry VIII: The Anglican Church

This lesson covers the various steps Henry VIII took in breaking away from the Roman Catholic Church. You'll learn how Henry managed to get what he wanted by going through legal means and playing off of others who also had problems with the Church.

Origins of Modern Capitalism

6. Origins of Modern Capitalism

In this lesson, we will learn about the origins of modern capitalism. We will see how the modern capitalist system developed, and we will highlight key themes.

Life After the Reformation & Protestant Influence on Society

7. 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.

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

8. 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.

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