Ch 47: Africa & the Middle East After 1945 - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy

About This Chapter

Africa and the Middle East have been host to violent upheaval on a regular basis. This chapter explores these areas of the world after 1945 in review for the MTEL Political Science exam.

MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy: Africa & the Middle East After 1945 - Chapter Summary

The state of Africa and the Middle East is in a constant shift and demands examination during different time periods. These video lessons in the MTEL Political Science/Philosophy course studies the surrounding geography and political atmospheres in these regions ahead of the MTEL Political Science/Philosophy exam and receiving your certification. The topics included in this chapter are as follows:

  • Africa from 1945 to today
  • The aftermath of Apartheid
  • The creation of Israel
  • Modern Middle Eastern life
  • Middle Eastern conflicts after World War II

These video lessons are all optimized to be watched on your mobile device, making it simple for you to view your studies while on the go and later picking them up at home. You'll never lose your spot thanks to the timeline feature, which enables you to track your progress and ensure you never skip any portion of the lesson.

MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy: Africa & the Middle East After 1945 Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Political Science/Philosophy exam is administered to all teachers in the state of Massachusetts who are ready to obtain the certification needed in the subject at the middle grades level. Questions on Africa and the Middle East can be found in the History section, a multiple-choice part of the exam which takes up about twenty percent of the entire test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 47: Africa & the Middle East After 1945 - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy
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Important Events in Africa: 1945-Present

1. Important Events in Africa: 1945-Present

More than any other region, Africa has transformed dramatically over the past 70 years. This lesson explains how a continent of colonies transformed into a continent of vibrant states.

South Africa in the Apartheid Era

2. South Africa in the Apartheid Era

Alongside the American period of segregation and Jim Crow, South Africa remains one of only a handful of countries to legalize and institutionalize racial discrimination. This lesson explains that practice, as well as how it was dismantled.

Life in Africa after Independence

3. Life in Africa after Independence

In this lesson, we will learn about African independence in the aftermath of World War II. We'll explore key figures, examine the factors that resulted in African independence, and highlight major events and developments.

The Creation of Israel in 1948: Timeline & Resulting Conflicts

4. The Creation of Israel in 1948: Timeline & Resulting Conflicts

In this lesson, we explore the movements and political developments that led to the creation of the state of Israel and the subsequent backlash from the Arab world.

Overview of the Middle East: 1945-Present

5. Overview of the Middle East: 1945-Present

The Middle East has undergone considerable changes since 1945. From 'mandate' territories to areas of great geopolitical interest, few aspects of modern life are untouched by the events of this region.

Life in the Modern Middle East

6. Life in the Modern Middle East

Societies in the Middle East have developed along very different paths, even in the past 100 years. This lesson takes a look at how Turkey, Israel, and Lebanon developed into the states they are today.

Conflicts in the Middle East Since World War II

7. Conflicts in the Middle East Since World War II

No other world region has been as gripped with conflict as the Middle East since World War II. This lesson explores many of those conflicts, while providing background on underlying causes.

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