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Ch 19: CBASE Social Studies: World History

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You can expect to encounter world history questions in the social studies portion of the CBASE test. You can use this World History chapter as a powerful refresher to help you prepare for this exam.

CBASE Social Studies: World History - Chapter Summary

This chapter takes you from ancient Rome to the 21st century in an easy to follow and refreshingly engaging style. The lessons include the following topics, which may appear on the CBASE exam:

  • Rise and fall of the Roman Byzantine and Ottoman empires
  • The Great Schism
  • Feudalism and Charlemagne
  • The Norman Conquest, provisions of Oxford and English Civil War
  • Reasons Europeans sailed to America
  • World Wars I and II
  • The Holocaust
  • End of the Cold War and fall of the USSR
  • Conflict and modernization in the Middle East

Use the links in our lesson quizzes as an easy way to refer back to the videos while you test your retention of the material. The links connect you to both the videos and the written transcripts, so that you have immediate access to both as you study.

CBASE Social Studies: World History Chapter Objectives

The CBASE exam is a requirement for entry into an undergraduate professional education program. This test prep course is a means for you to assess your level of expertise before you take the actual exam. You can strengthen any weak points by working through the lessons in our world history chapter and feel more fully prepared for the 180 multiple-choice questions you will encounter on the exam.

In these multiple-choice items you will be given either a question, a short written passage to read, or both, and a list of possible responses from which you must choose the correct one. Of the 180 total questions on the CBASE exam, 42 are part of the social studies subtest.

15 Lessons in Chapter 19: CBASE Social Studies: World History
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Rise & Fall of the Roman, Ottoman & Byzantine Empires

1. Rise & Fall of the Roman, Ottoman & Byzantine Empires

The Mediterranean Sea area has hosted several empires throughout history. Learn about the rise and fall of the Roman, Ottoman, and Byzantine empires. Review the leaders of these empires, and explore the empires' legacies.

The Great Schism Between the East and Western Churches

2. The Great Schism Between the East and Western Churches

The Great Schism was a divide in Christianity that created Western Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. In this lesson, explore some of the issues that contributed to the Schism's occurrence, including political and cultural disunity and the power of the papacy.

Feudalism: Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire

3. Feudalism: Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire

Despite association with Charlemagne, feudalism came as a way to stop the chaos after the fall of Rome. Learn about the start of European Feudalism and life in Western Europe, or The Holy Roman Empire, under and after the rule of Charlemagne.

The Norman Conquest: History & Events

4. The Norman Conquest: History & Events

In this lesson we explore the circumstances that led to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Also we will briefly discuss the couple of years after 1066 when William the Conqueror solidified his rule.

Charter of the Forest and the Provisions of Oxford: Definition & Significance

5. Charter of the Forest and the Provisions of Oxford: Definition & Significance

The Charter of Forest and the Provisions of Oxford was created to supplement the Magna Carta to address property rights of nobles. Study the definition and significance of the Charter of the Forest, the Provisions of Oxford, and the High Middle Ages.

The English Civil War: Summary, Causes, Effects & Timeline

6. The English Civil War: Summary, Causes, Effects & Timeline

The English Civil War began a historical precedent in the way the monarchs are seen in Western Europe. In this lesson, explore a summary of the causes, effects, and timeline of the war, including some background information, Charles' Era of Personal Rule, the First and Second Phases, and the aftermath.

The Restoration of a Limited Monarchy in England: Definition & History

7. The Restoration of a Limited Monarchy in England: Definition & History

Restoring the form of government in England to a limited monarchy occurred during the 17th century. An alternating power struggle between monarchy versus parliamentary rule ensued over decades of civil and political unrest. Learn about the ousting and execution of King Charles I, and the rise and fall of both the Rump Parliament and Protectorate.

The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas

8. The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas

During the Age of Exploration, Europeans risked passing the waters of the Old World to explore the New World. Explore the reasons Europeans sailed to the Americas, including a spirit of adventure, a religious motivation to save souls, and a desire for wealth.

Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

9. Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the tipping point for World War I to begin. Learn the causes that led to the war through the acronym MAIN: Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, and Nationalism.

World War II: The Start of the Second World War

10. World War II: The Start of the Second World War

Although the League of Nations was created following World War I with the primary goal of preventing future conflicts, the world was once again engaged in the Second World War within two decades of the first. Explore the factors leading to WWII, and examine key fascist, Axis leaders and Asia's roles in America's declaration of war.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII

11. Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States developed the atomic bomb through the secret Manhattan Project. Discover the events leading up to and monumental impact of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The D-Day Invasion: The Beginning of the End of Nazi Germany

12. The D-Day Invasion: The Beginning of the End of Nazi Germany

The end of Nazi Germany was catalyzed by WWII in 1942. Learn how Operation Overlord, D-Day, France's liberation, the Battle of the Bulge, and VE Day all contributed to the fall of Nazi Germany.

The Holocaust: Antisemitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany

13. The Holocaust: Antisemitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany

During the Holocaust, Nazis sought to create a 'master race' and began a genocidal program called the Final Solution to kill all Jewish people in Europe. Explore the Holocaust, antisemitism, Nazi Germany, Auschwitz, and the Final Solution.

Fall of the Soviet Union and End of the Cold War: Causes & Timeline

14. Fall of the Soviet Union and End of the Cold War: Causes & Timeline

The fall of the Soviet Union and end of the Cold War was a surprise to most in the West. Learn about what happened in the Soviet Union post-Stalin, what caused the Soviet Union to fall, the role of Gorbachev, and the end of communism.

The Middle East: Nationalism, Modernization & Conflict (1836-2014)

15. The Middle East: Nationalism, Modernization & Conflict (1836-2014)

The Middle East has been rife with conflict along cultural, religious, and nationalist divides for hundreds of years. Follow the impacts of European expansion, stressors of modernization, and development of new national identities in the Middle East from 1836 to 2014.

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