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Ch 20: GACE Early Childhood Education: Government, Civics & Economics

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Brush up on your knowledge of American government and economics as you get ready for the GACE Early Childhood Education exam. Our videos and quizzes should help you correctly answer these types of exam questions.

GACE Early Childhood Education: Government, Civics & Economics - Chapter Summary

Use our lessons on teaching government, civics and economics to help you prepare for the GACE Early Childhood Education exam. After watching these videos, you should be prepared to deal with questions on the following topics:

  • Functions of government
  • Core American values
  • The Bill of Rights
  • Separation of powers in American government
  • Types of economic resources
  • Logistics of goods and services
  • Definition of money
  • Economic needs and wants

These lessons go over topics you probably studied in high school and college, but may need to review prior to taking the GACE Early Childhood Education exam. You can use our written transcripts to follow along with the video lessons. Some of the transcripts contain links to text lessons that offer more information on these topics.

Objectives of the GACE Early Childhood Education: Government, Civics & Economics Chapter

Georgia teachers seeking certification to teach pre-k through fifth grade must pass the GACE Early Childhood Education exam. This exam contains two tests, and questions on the topics in this chapter are on test I, in the social studies subarea. This subarea accounts for 25% of test I's total score.

Test I consists of selected-response questions and two constructed response, or essay, questions. It is computer-delivered. The quizzes on material in our video lessons are multiple-choice, computer- delivered exams, so taking them will give you a feel for what you'll encounter on exam day. These quizzes also let you gauge your learning and determine where you need extra study.

12 Lessons in Chapter 20: GACE Early Childhood Education: Government, Civics & Economics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Government? - Definition, Role & Functions

1. What is Government? - Definition, Role & Functions

In this lesson, we will examine the various definitions of government. Then we will take a close look at the functions of the U.S. government and the role it plays in citizens' everyday lives.

America's Core Values: Liberty, Equality & Self-Government

2. America's Core Values: Liberty, Equality & Self-Government

In this lesson, we will examine a few of America's core values. We will focus especially on liberty, self-government, equality, individualism, diversity, and unity.

The Bill of Rights: Summary & Analysis

3. The Bill of Rights: Summary & Analysis

Why do Americans have certain freedoms? This lesson reviews the events leading to the Bill of Rights. It also summarizes each of the ten amendments and analyzes the importance of each one.

Separation of Powers: Definition & Examples

4. Separation of Powers: Definition & Examples

Separation of powers is the distribution of political authority within a government. Learn more about how separation of power works in the United States, then check your understanding of this topic with a quiz.

Community Helpers: Activities & Crafts

5. Community Helpers: Activities & Crafts

In this lesson, you'll explore how students use creative arts and craft activities to relate to community helpers. Be prepared to embrace how these activities promote life skills and entertainment.

What are Economic Resources? - Definition, Types & Examples

6. What are Economic Resources? - Definition, Types & Examples

If there are no resources, an economy cannot be sustained. In this lesson, you'll learn what economic resources are, the different types of economic resources, and why they are vitally important. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Economic Sectors: Primary, Secondary & Tertiary

7. Economic Sectors: Primary, Secondary & Tertiary

This lesson will seek to explain the different sectors of the economy. In doing so, it will concentrate on the primary sector, the secondary sector, and the tertiary sector. It will also highlight the service industry.

Logistics of Goods and Services

8. Logistics of Goods and Services

Logistics management is essential for the proper functioning of a supply chain and for successfully serving customers. In this lesson, you'll learn about the role of logistics in supply chain management and how intermediaries can be used in the process.

What is Money? - Definition and Types

9. What is Money? - Definition and Types

In this lesson, you'll learn what money is and its four basic functions. You'll also take a look at how it benefits society and explore the different types of money.

Economic Needs and Wants: Definition & Concept

10. Economic Needs and Wants: Definition & Concept

Everybody needs certain things, and everybody wants certain things. In this lesson, you'll learn about needs and wants from an economic perspective and explore different ethical considerations.

The Importance of Consumer Choice in Economics

11. The Importance of Consumer Choice in Economics

Nothing makes a business happier than when we buy something they sell - well, maybe when we buy two of what they sell! This lesson explains why smart companies and governments try to understand everything about you to sell you more.

Historical Impacts on Economic Institutions

12. Historical Impacts on Economic Institutions

In this lesson we will learn about the impact of historical events on economic institutions. We will identify a few examples and highlight the key developments involved in this process.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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