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Course SummaryTake Western Europe Since 1945 for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply toward your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging history video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.
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How It Works
Earn professional development credits to renew your history teaching license with Western Europe Since 1945 for Teachers. Brush up on post-1945 Western Europe topics so you can better teach world history, European history, and other history topics. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn history credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about European governments and political parties.
- Check your knowledge of things like the Cold War and the European Union with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert history instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the DSST Western Europe Since 1945 exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. DSST credits are accepted by over 2,000 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
Western Europe Since 1945 for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- History and political science teachers who want to brush up on Western Europe since 1945
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging post-1945 Western Europe videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning a post-1945 Western Europe unit or course
- Aspiring history teachers
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- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make post-1945 Western Europe easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert history instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review post-1945 Western Europe terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn history credits in less than two weeks.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Western Europe Since 1945 for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Assignment||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||Review of World War II (the rise of Hitler and National Socialism, the Holocaust, the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima and Nagasaki)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||The Cold War in Western and Eastern Europe (the Yalta Conference and Potsdam Conference, causes of the Cold War, the Iron Curtain, Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet domination of Eastern Europe, NATO)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||The End of the Cold War (the fall of the Soviet Union, the Warsaw Pact, the reunification of East and West Germany, the end of communism in Eastern Europe)|
|Day 4||Chapter 4||National Developments in the Postwar Period (postwar Poland, postwar Yugoslavia, European Union expansion, postwar Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher)|
|Day 5|| Chapter 5|
| The History of the European Union (the beginning of European cooperation, European economic growth, the fall of the Berlin Wall)|
The Institutions of the European Union (European Parliament, the European Central Bank, the European Council)
|Day 6||Chapter 7||European Government, Political Processes, and Institutions (EU treaties, constitutional monarchies and republics, European bureaucracy, citizenship rights of Europeans)|
|Day 7||Chapter 8||European Political Parties (European People's Party, Party of European Socialists, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, European Green Party)|
|Day 8||Chapter 9||European Issues and Policies (foreign relations of the European Union, energy policy of the European Union, the Common Agricultural Policy, Stockholm Programme, the European Institute for Gender Equality)|
|Day 9||Chapter 10||Government of the United Kingdom (power of the British monarchy, the British parliament, the Royal Family, role of the prime minister, the British electoral system)|
|Day 10||Chapter 11||Government of France (the Constitution of the Fifth Republic, checks and balances, ombudsman of the French Republic, French laws and regulations)|
|Day 11||Chapter 12||Government of Germany (the executive branch, the legislative branch, the judicial branch, foreign relations)|
|Day 12||Chapter 13||Government of Spain (the Spanish Constitution, the Spanish Magna Carta, the Spanish Royal Family, the State Council)|
|Day 13||Chapter 14||Government of Italy (the Italian Constitution, political parties, the executive branch, the legislative branch, the judicial branch)|
|Day 14||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for Western Europe since 1945|
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