Ch 35: AEPA: Post-War World

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With the activities of this chapter you should be able to prepare for AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam questions about the political status of Europe, Asia and America, as well as tension between the Western and Eastern nations following the Second World War.

AEPA: Post-War World - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to improve your understanding of the tensions between Western democratic society and the Eastern communist society following the end of the Second World War. Follow along with our professional instructors in this series of short, engaging lesson videos as they discuss the events and foreign policies that defined this tension, and their effects on American culture. After these lessons you should be better prepared for questions on AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam about:

  • The Berlin Airlift and the Marshall Plan
  • Korea's partition and the reconstruction of the Japanese government
  • Soviet Union and the Iron Curtain
  • American post-war foreign and domestic policy
  • Post-war cultures of the '40s and '50s
  • Post-war counter-culture

Take advantage of the versatility of these lessons by watching them on your mobile devices when you are away from your computer, and print the quizzes that accompany them for a versatile way of testing your knowledge. As you test your knowledge, keep track of topics you don't understand, then use video tags to go directly to the locations that discussed these topics to fortify your understanding. If you feel you would benefit from an alternative review of the lessons try reading over the lesson transcripts.

AEPA: Post-War World Objectives

The AEPA Middle Grades Social Science test uses 150 multiple-choice questions to assess prospective middle grades social science teachers' understanding of the social sciences. Be prepared to answer these questions in a three-hour testing session. Fifty percent of these questions will ask you about historical topics, including post-war world events and politics. Through its use of lesson videos and assessments, this chapter will help you prepare for these questions.

6 Lessons in Chapter 35: AEPA: Post-War World
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Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

1. Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

In this lesson, we will learn about the Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift. We will examine the conditions in postwar Europe that resulted in these events, and we will understand why they are important.

Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

2. Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

In this lesson, we will examine post-war Asia. We will specifically focus on the partition of Korea, and the occupation and reconstruction of Japan. We will understand why these events took place, and how their impact is felt to this day.

Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

3. Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

In this lesson, we will learn about some of the dynamic events that followed World War II in Eastern Europe. We will explore the descent of the Iron Curtain, and learn about the formation of the Eastern Bloc states.

Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

4. Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

In this lesson, we will learn about American politics in the post-war era. We will highlight the broad contours of foreign and domestic policies, and learn how Americans planned to deal with the challenges of an increasingly complex world.

Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

5. Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

In this lesson, we will explore American postwar culture. We will learn what life was like throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s by highlighting important cultural trends.

The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

6. The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

In this lesson we will explore the counter-culture of the postwar era. We will examine the groups and individuals who defied the conventions of mainstream society.

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