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Ch 21: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: World Religions

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Use the video lessons in this chapter to learn about different world religions. Each chapter will teach you about a different topic you'll need to know for the Virginia SOL Exam on World History & Geography 1500-Present.

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

Before you take the Virginian Standards of Learning (SOL) Exam on world history and geography from 1500 to the present, you should study up on the subject of different world religions. Each video lesson in this chapter will go over a different religion or related topic that you will need to know for the exam. Some of the topics included in the lessons are:

  • Religions practicing monotheism
  • Origins and significance of Judaism
  • Monotheism in Judaism and Christianity
  • The origin and spread of Islam
  • The Founding of Buddhism
  • Principles of Hinduism

After you've watched all of the video lessons, you can assess your recollection of relevant information with the chapter's practice quizzes. Our instructors are also on hand to assist with any questions that may arise. These resources will serve as valuable study guides for the content of the Virginia SOL Exam itself.

13 Lessons in Chapter 21: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: World Religions
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Judaism: Origins & Significance

1. Judaism: Origins & Significance

Judaism is one of the world's oldest religions, largely due to its ability to travel, but it has had an even greater influence on two other world religions, Christianity and Islam.

Monotheism: Islam, Judaism & Christianity

2. Monotheism: Islam, Judaism & Christianity

In this lesson, we define monotheism and identify three significant monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We also discuss the ideology of each of these three religions.

Monotheism in Judaism: Definition & History

3. Monotheism in Judaism: Definition & History

This lesson explains the Jewish interpretation of 'one God,' which is different from the way that other monotheistic religions see the manifestation of the one God.

Monotheism in Christianity: Definition & Overview

4. Monotheism in Christianity: Definition & Overview

Do you believe in one 'God?' How about one God that manifests in three different ways? This lesson explores the way that Christians describe their belief in one God.

Missionaries & the Spread of Christianity Across the World

5. Missionaries & the Spread of Christianity Across the World

In this lesson we will learn about missionary activity and the spread of Christianity during the late Medieval and early Modern Era. We will highlight key themes, and we will identify locations of missionary work.

The Birth & Spread of Islam & the Five Pillars

6. The Birth & Spread of Islam & the Five Pillars

Muhammad was born in the year 570 AD. Within 100 years, a religion he founded reached from Spain to parts of Central Asia. This lesson tells that story, along with explaining the Five Pillars of Islam.

The Five Tenets of Islam

7. The Five Tenets of Islam

In this lesson, we will discuss the Five Tenets of Islam. Learn more about each of the tenets and how they are related to Muslim life. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Gautama Buddha: The Founding of Buddhism

8. Gautama Buddha: The Founding of Buddhism

This lesson will explore the founding of Buddhism and the life of Siddhartha Gautama. It will also highlight nirvana, asceticism, the concept of a bodhisattva, and the Bodhi tree.

Nontheism: Hinduism, Buddhism & Confucianism

9. Nontheism: Hinduism, Buddhism & Confucianism

Not all religions focus on the belief (or disbelief) in a particular deity. In this lesson, we define nontheism and discuss the ideologies of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.

What Is Hinduism? - Definition & History

10. What Is Hinduism? - Definition & History

In this lesson, we'll explore the definition of Hinduism and its history and beliefs. We'll also learn about Hindu gods and goddesses, ancient sacred texts and laws.

Hinduism: The Four Stages of Life

11. Hinduism: The Four Stages of Life

This lesson will define and explore the four stages of Hindu life. In doing so, it will highlight the stages of the Student, the Householder, the Hermit, and the Sannyasin.

What Is Dharma in Hinduism? - Definition & Overview

12. What Is Dharma in Hinduism? - Definition & Overview

What is dharma in Hinduism? Can a concept from Hinduism be applied to broader sociological as well as personal beliefs? We'll take a brief look at what Hinduism is, and then at the historical accounts of dharma.

What Is Reincarnation in Hinduism? - Definition & Cycle

13. What Is Reincarnation in Hinduism? - Definition & Cycle

What is reincarnation in Hinduism? Is there an inevitable goal or is it something that happens? Explore some of the ideas behind Hinduism's reincarnation, karma, and the cycle of rebirth.

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