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History of Modern Christianity

Learn about the history of Christian churches, from the fall of Rome to the theory of evolution. Learn about the differences between different Christian sects and key moments in history that influenced their split.
Melissa Quijano M. Ed.
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year olds
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$14 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 8 weeks
60 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Students will learn the differences between different sects of Christianity.
Students will trace the history of Christianity in the modern world. 
Students will compare experiences of different Christian groups and how that influenced their beliefs. 
Students will discuss Christianity in historical context. 
 I have a Master’s of Adolescent Social Studies Education. 
I have been studying world religions since my undergraduate experience at Brooklyn College. I studied the history of Christianity in many classes, including German History and Culture, History of Modern Christianity, The Enlightenment, History of the Caribbean, and History of Africa (last two are graduate level.)
This class is an expansion on religious topics we discuss in World History, Russian History, and German History, and is meant to answer questions students have about the specific differences in belief and how it has manifested into political disagreements, colonialism, and war. 
We will also discuss the intersection of Christianity and colonialism, and how Christianity was used both in defense of and against institutions in North and South America by colonial powers. 
For the last day, students will create and present a display (on paper or digital) to compare and contrast different sects of Christianity. 
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
We will talk about evolution, colonialism, and war. 
-The European Reformations Sourcebook, edited by Carter Lindberg, Blackwell Publishing, 2000. Print. 
-What is the difference between Christianity and Roman Catholicism? Encyclopedia Britannica. Online. 
- A Concise History of the Caribbean by Charles Babbage, 2012
- African Perspectives on Colonialism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987. Print.
-McLoughlin, Williamn G.; Ahlstrom, Sydney E. (June 1973). "A Religious History of the American People". The Journal of American History.


Melissa Quijano M. Ed.
Lives in the United States
Social studies with a twist
518 total reviews
361 completed classes

About Me

Hi! My name is Melissa Quijano (she/her) and I teach classes focused on history and fashion. Whether my classes are focused on the contemporary or the past, I want students to come away with a greater understanding of their culture and themselves.... 
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