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Course SummaryIn this study guide, you'll review the history, geography, politics and economics topics that you would need to know as a Texas elementary or middle school teacher. This guide covers material found in the Social Studies section of the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam.
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About This Course
This course offers you the opportunity to refresh your knowledge or learn new information about social studies topics studied by 4th - 8th grade students that you will need to know for the social studies portion of the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) Core Subjects 4-8 exam. You'll study world and U.S. history events, federal and Texas state government, social institutions and roles, and historical research. You'll also review social studies teaching and assessment strategies. This course consists of video and text lessons that can be accessed at all times, from any device, and offer printable transcripts so you can create handy study materials.
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Syllabus & Course Information
You can use this study guide to prepare for the TExEs Core Subjects 4-8- Social Studies exam by developing the ability to describe events of early America and the American Revolution, discuss economic principles and trends, detail major events of the 20th century and identify major geographical regions of the world. In addition, you should refresh your abilities to:
- Identify important eras in world history
- Describe American government systems, functions and processes
- Provide details about landmark court cases and important political documents
- Define historical research and analyze historical data
This course contains 14 individual chapters broken down into 82 lessons. The ability to access lessons 24/7 makes it possible to create a flexible and self-paced study schedule and progress through the course is easily tracked using your Dashboard.
TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Social Studies (808) Exam Information
Aspiring elementary and middle school teachers in Texas must demonstrate their understanding and ability to teach basic historical, economical and political topics to their students. The Social Studies part of the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam is one of four subject tests that comprise this test. All four Subject Tests are taken initially; if one is not passed, that subject test can be re-taken 45 days after the initial exam.
- Number of Questions: 42 questions
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 1 hour and 5 minutes
- Exam Cost: $65
TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Social Studies (808) Exam Breakdown
|TExES Social Studies 4-8 Exam Concepts||Number of Lessons|
|Government and Citizenship||18|
|Culture; Science, Technology and Society||8|
|Social Studies Foundations and Skills||7|
|Social Studies Instruction and Assessment||3|
TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Social Studies (808) Exam Preparation & Registration
With the help of this guide, you can expect to have a firm understanding of all of the topics you could need to know when taking the Social Studies portion of the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam. The lessons contained in this course address such topics as U.S. westward expansion; World Wars I and II; and human migration. You will also study topics relating to global economics; the U.S. court system; and cultural issues such as gender roles and technological development. Finally, you will review social studies instructional approaches and student assessment practices. Short video and text lessons are accessible from any device 24/7, so you can fit your review into any schedule. Use lesson quizzes and chapter exams to confirm your knowledge of each topic and your readiness in taking this TExES exam.
Register for this exam online, by phone or by mail. If registering online, you must first create an account on the ETS website (you must have already created an account on the Texas Education Agency website, as this ID will be required when creating your ETS account). Once your registration is complete and exam fees paid, you can then select your test date and location. Proper ID must be presented on the day of the exam.
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