Ch 18: GACE Early Childhood Education: The US in the 1960s to Today

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Watch this chapter's video lessons to review key figures and events in American history from the 1960s to today. Our instructors prepare you for questions on the civil rights movement and post-Vietnam wars that you'll see on the GACE Early Childhood Education assessment.

GACE Early Childhood Education: The US in the 1960s to Today - Chapter Summary

Strengthen your understanding of major events in American history that have occurred in the last 50 years by viewing our video lessons. Study this chapter thoroughly and you should be able to do the following on the GACE Early Childhood Education assessment:

  • Describe the causes and impact of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement
  • Discuss the significance of the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KS case
  • Identify causes and major figures of the Gulf War
  • Explain President Bush's response to the 9/11 terrorist attack

Typically taking 10 minutes or less, our professional instructors break down these historical events so that you understand their importance and implications. The videos are loaded with fascinating images and straightforward facts to make your study sessions for the GACE Early Childhood Education exam convenient and fun.

GACE Early Childhood Education: The US in the 1960s to Today Chapter Objectives

Part of the requirements for earning early childhood teaching certification in the state of Georgia is passing the GACE Early Childhood Education assessment. This 152-question examination is computer-based and covers six subject areas divided between two tests.

It is within Test I's social studies subarea that questions related to the topics in this chapter can be found. The social studies category makes up a quarter of the material on Test I and the questions are in a selected-response format.

11 Lessons in Chapter 18: GACE Early Childhood Education: The US in the 1960s to Today
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The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

1. The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s was an extension of the progress made during the 1950s. Learn about the movement's landmark achievements, its fracturing and its legacies.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

2. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

In this lesson, we will learn about the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. We will take an in-depth look at the facts surrounding Brown and the aftermath of the decision.

Causes, Events & Political Figures of the Gulf War

3. Causes, Events & Political Figures of the Gulf War

The Gulf War occurred in 1990 and 1991 when Iraq invaded Kuwait. UN, NATO, and United States forces responded by attacking and pushing Iraqi troops out of Kuwait. The war was a decisive victory for American and coalition forces.

George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror

4. George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror

The September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States forced President George W. Bush to reappraise his foreign policy. Learn about the tragic day, the Bush Doctrine and the ensuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Hurricane Katrina: Facts, Timeline, Damage & Aftermath

5. Hurricane Katrina: Facts, Timeline, Damage & Aftermath

Hurricane Katrina was one of the most destructive natural disasters in recent history. This lesson reviews what made the hurricane so devastating. The lesson also delves into what the disaster taught us about racial inequality, government inadequacy and modern-day migration.

Major Events of George W. Bush's Second Term

6. Major Events of George W. Bush's Second Term

President George W. Bush's second term domestic agenda focused on widespread reform, yet many of his initiatives fell flat. Learn more about Bush's domestic policy, as well as several issues that impacted his legacy, in this lesson.

What was the Great Recession? - Timeline, Facts, Causes & Effects

7. What was the Great Recession? - Timeline, Facts, Causes & Effects

Beginning in 2007 and through 2009, the world economy was in turmoil. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Great Recession; why it happened, the events that made it worse, and what it meant to the United States and the world.

President Barack Obama: Election, Policies & Accomplishments

8. President Barack Obama: Election, Policies & Accomplishments

Barack Obama became the first African American President of the United States in 2009. Learn about his first term including his domestic and foreign initiatives, and his successes and failures.

Climate Change: Economic & Political Issues

9. Climate Change: Economic & Political Issues

Learn about the economic and political issues related to both acting and failing to act to reduce climate change. What are the costs involved? And how has climate change been used as a political issue?

The Affordable Care & Patient Protection Act: Key Provisions

10. The Affordable Care & Patient Protection Act: Key Provisions

In this lesson, you'll learn about the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts individuals with and without health insurance. You'll also learn what benefits it provides to those with health insurance.

Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton: Lesson for Kids

11. Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton: Lesson for Kids

The 2016 United States election resulted in Donald Trump defeating Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president. Learn about the course of the election and the two candidates' positions in this lesson.

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