Ch 29: Renaissance & the Reformation - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy

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This chapter on the Renaissance and Reformation is the perfect way to prepare for the related portion of the MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy exam. Enjoyable lessons taught by professional instructors provide you with a thorough review of the subject that won't hog too much of your overall study time.

MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy: Renaissance and the Reformation - Chapter Summary

This chapter looks at key historical events associated with the Renaissance and Reformation, examining aspects of culture and ideology as well as important political figures and developments. Easy-to-follow video lessons will guide you through the following topics:

  • Timeline of events in the Renaissance period
  • Art and architecture of the period
  • Humanism
  • The creation of modern nation states
  • The impact of the printing press
  • Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation
  • Changes in the Catholic Church

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MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy: Renaissance and the Reformation Chapter Objectives

The MTEL political science/political philosophy test is a computer-based exam that contains 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response items. The questions are divided into six distinct subtests. The content covered in this chapter applies to the history subtest, which accounts for 20% of your total score on the exam. This subtest includes questions focused on the influences of the Renaissance and Reformation, and you can use this chapter to make sure you ace them.

12 Lessons in Chapter 29: Renaissance & the Reformation - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy
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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.

Humanism in the Renaissance: Recognizing the Beauty of the Individual

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

How the Printing Press Changed the World

7. 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.

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

8. 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

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

10. 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.

Life After the Reformation & Protestant Influence on Society

11. 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

12. 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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