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Ch 7: Reformation in Europe - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science

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Let us help you study the events and consequences of the Reformation as you get ready for the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science exam. Our video lessons, quizzes and other study aids offer good preparation for these types of questions on the test.

Reformation in Europe- ORELA Middle Grades Social Science- Chapter Summary

Use the short lessons in this chapter to refresh your understanding of the Protestant Reformation, its impact and the reaction of the Catholic Church. Prepare for ORELA Middle Grades Social Science questions on topics including:

  • Martin Luther and the 95 Theses
  • The Council of Trent
  • How the Reformation spread through Europe
  • Consequences of the Reformation
  • How beliefs changed during the Reformation
  • Inquisitions during the High Middle Ages
  • The Spanish Inquisition

Our instructors offer lively lessons that cover all the topics you'll need for success on the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science exam. Lesson quizzes and a chapter exam let you evaluate your knowledge, and every video lesson includes a clickable Timeline that lets you jump to portions of the lesson that you want to re-watch. You can supplement your study through a written transcript of the lessons, with key terms in bold type, and print a sheet of the quiz questions for offline review.

Reformation in Europe- ORELA Middle Grades Social Science - Chapter Objectives

In Oregon, passing the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science exam is one of the requirements for certification to teach the subject. The test is administered by computer and consists entirely of multiple-choice questions, like our lesson quizzes. Completing the quizzes also lets you assess your learning and see where additional study is needed.

The ORELA Middle Grades Social Science exam is divided by topic into four content domains. Questions on the Reformation are in the History domain, which accounts for 50% of the test's total score.

7 Lessons in Chapter 7: Reformation in Europe - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science
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Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation

1. 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 Council of Trent: The Catholic Church Survives the Reformation

2. The Council of Trent: The Catholic Church Survives the Reformation

The Protestant Reformation was a movement of Christians who disagreed with some of the teachings and actions of the Catholic Church. This article explores the effect of the Reformation on the Church.

The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe

3. 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.

Life After the Reformation & Protestant Influence on Society

4. 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

5. 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.

Heresies and Inquisitions in the High Middle Ages

6. Heresies and Inquisitions in the High Middle Ages

During the Middle Ages the term heresy referred to religious beliefs that were in disagreement with an established Christian doctrine. This lesson explores the often violent results of the growing popularity of heretical beliefs in the High Middle Ages.

Reconquista and Spanish Inquisition

7. 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.

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