Ch 4: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: Protestant Reformation

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The Protestant Reformation gave way to a number of changes in the church. This portion of the Virginia SOL - World History and Geography review course helps your child look over the material on the reformation which they have seen before to give them a refresher for the Virginia SOL exam.

Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: Protestant Reformation - Chapter Summary

Many events surrounding the Protestant Reformation had a lasting effect on church practices. This set of video lessons in the Virginia SOL = World History and Geography provides your child with an opportunity to study Protestant history again so that they have the material fresh in their mind for the Virginia SOL exam. The topics included in this chapter are taken from the following:

  • Martin Luther and the birth of the reformation
  • The Diet of Worms in 1521
  • The spread of the reformation across Europe
  • John Calvin
  • Ulrich Zwingli
  • Henry VIII and his six wives
  • Queen Elizabeth I
  • The trial of Veronese
  • The Catholic Church before and after the reformation
  • The Council of Trent
  • The printing press and its influence

The lessons are all equipped with a timeline, making it easy to navigate back and forth in the chapter and taking them at your own pace. If your child is having any trouble during any of the lessons, they can contact the history experts at Study.com by utilizing a feature located in their dashboard.

14 Lessons in Chapter 4: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: Protestant Reformation
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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 Diet of Worms in 1521: Definition & Summary

2. The Diet of Worms in 1521: Definition & Summary

In this lesson we will learn about the Diet of Worms, which was an imperial diet (assembly) held in 1521. We will learn why this particular diet was important, what it had to do with the life of Martin Luther, and how people were affected in its aftermath.

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.

John Calvin: Religion, Beliefs & Quotes

4. John Calvin: Religion, Beliefs & Quotes

In this lesson, we will learn about an influential Protestant theologian: John Calvin. We will learn who he was and why he is important. We will also discuss the system of belief he developed, often called 'Calvinism.' Finally, we will see some quotes from John Calvin.

Ulrich Zwingli and John Calvin: History, Importance & Impact

5. Ulrich Zwingli and John Calvin: History, Importance & Impact

In this lesson, we will meet two famous Reformation leaders, Ulrich Zwingli and John Calvin. We will examine their lives and their doctrines, and explore their impact on Christianity.

Henry VIII: The Anglican Church

6. 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.

The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Facts and History

7. The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Facts and History

There's an old rhyme to help you remember Henry VIII's wives: 'divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.' Follow along as this lesson covers King Henry VIII's quest to produce a male heir and the acts of succession that followed.

Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age

8. Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age

This lesson will focus on the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, known as England's Golden Age. It will highlight England's advancements in economic growth, the sciences, the arts, and exploration under the lone rule of Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen.

The Implications & Consequences of the Trial of Veronese

9. The Implications & Consequences of the Trial of Veronese

In this lesson, you will explore the trial of Venetian artist Paolo Veronese and discover how this trial demonstrated the power of both the Inquisition and the city of Venice. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Catholic Church Before the Reformation: Beliefs and Practices

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

11. 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

12. 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.

The Council of Trent: The Catholic Church Survives the Reformation

13. 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.

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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