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Ch 11: GACE Early Childhood Education: American Expansionism

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Use our lessons to refresh your knowledge of America's growth in the first half of the 19th century. These videos and quizzes may help you correctly answer questions on this topic when you take the GACE Early Childhood Education exam.

GACE Early Childhood Education: American Expansionism - Chapter Summary

Brush up on facts regarding America's territorial growth from 1800-1850, including the Louisiana Purchase and the annexation of Texas as you prepare for the GACE Early Childhood Education exam. Our lessons and quizzes will help you answer questions on the following topics:

  • The War of 1812
  • Lewis and Clark's expedition and the Louisiana Purchase
  • The Oregon Trail
  • Manifest Destiny
  • The Alamo
  • The impact of the California Gold Rush

This lesson goes over topics you may not have encountered since high school, but our instructors know what you need to be ready for the GACE Early Childhood Education exam. The lessons are accompanied by written transcripts, so you can read along with the video. Embedded video tags make it easy to go back and review key topics without having to re-watch the entire lesson.

Objectives of the GACE Early Childhood Education: American Expansionism Chapter

In Georgia, passing the GACE Early Childhood Education examination is one of the requirements for certification to teach pre-k through fifth grade. This exam is divided into two tests. Questions on American expansionism would be on test I's social studies subarea. This subarea accounts for 25% of test I's total scoring.

With the exception of two essay questions, test I is multiple-choice, requiring you to determine the best answer from four options. Some of the questions are clustered, meaning you must read a passage and answer several questions related to it. Other questions, however, stand alone. You can practice answering multiple-choice questions on this topic by taking the quizzes that are paired with each of our lessons. The quizzes also let you assess your knowledge of the subject and determine where you need extra study.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: GACE Early Childhood Education: American Expansionism
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President Madison and the War of 1812

1. President Madison and the War of 1812

Though often overlooked in the annals of American history, the War of 1812 was really a landmark event for a young nation finding its footing amidst a global power struggle. Watch our lesson to follow President James Madison and the War of 1812 into the inky shadows of history.

Thomas Jefferson's Presidency: Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, and More

2. Thomas Jefferson's Presidency: Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, and More

Thomas Jefferson is often noted as one of the best presidents in history. In our lesson, learn about some of President Jefferson's many famous domestic accomplishments and the controversy surrounding most of them.

The Oregon Trail: Westward Migration to the Pacific Ocean

3. The Oregon Trail: Westward Migration to the Pacific Ocean

Throughout the first half of the 19th century, the United States expanded its borders all the way to the Pacific Ocean, fulfilling its manifest destiny. Find out about the reasons people wanted this land, the path that took them there and the politicians who supported it all.

Manifest Destiny's Texas Annexation Problem

4. Manifest Destiny's Texas Annexation Problem

Find out why it took five presidents (Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler and Polk) to get Texas annexed into the U.S. and added as a state during the era of Manifest Destiny.

The Alamo: History & Facts

5. The Alamo: History & Facts

Missions have been built for centuries all over the world, but few have a history as meaningful as one in south Texas. This lesson will teach you about the Alamo.

Election of 1848 and the California Gold Rush

6. Election of 1848 and the California Gold Rush

General Zachary Taylor was elected president in 1848, hoping to see the peaceful addition of land from the Mexican cession. 'Old Rough and Ready' wasn't prepared for the California gold rush.

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