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Historiography & World History - Chapter Summary
By going through these lessons, you can improve your understanding of historiography and world history. For instance, you can enhance your knowledge of basic terms and concepts in social studies and the definition of globalization. This self-paced chapter can also help you understand how historians use reference sources and other materials in their historical research. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to:
- Recall the claims of modernization theory
- Evaluate major historical issues and events from diverse perspectives
- Interpret historical information from graphs
- Explain social roles and types of social roles
- Define political socialization
These lessons can help you study up on historiography and world history. There's a Help feature that allows you to submit questions to instructors if you get stuck on a subject. Additionally, each lesson is accompanied by a short quiz that allows you to test your recollection.
1. Basic Terms & Concepts in Social Studies
The social studies are a major academic discipline and a big area of research. In this lesson we'll look at several terms used in social studies to help organize human societies.
2. What is Globalization? - Definition, Effects & Examples
Globalization is an emerging trend in business. Here you will learn the definition of globalization, examine its positive and negative effects, and be presented with real examples of globalization in the twenty-first century.
3. Modernization Theory: Definition, Development & Claims
There are many theories on how nations develop. This lesson will explore the origins, developments, and claims of several versions of modernization theory.
4. Reference Sources & Materials Used in Historical Research
In this lesson we will learn about reference sources and other materials used in historical research. We will understand the role these tools have in historical methodology, and how they help historians.
5. Evaluating Major Historical Issues & Events From Diverse Perspectives
Ever watched a football game with someone who was cheering for the other team and disagreed on the validity of a call? Then you've encountered the same problem historians find with diverse perspectives.
6. How to Interpret Historical Information in Graphic Formats
Graphic formats such as charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, and even political cartoons are useful means of presenting historical data. This lesson explains the use of these measures and provides tips for interpreting the information presented in them.
7. Social Roles: Definition and Types of Social Roles
This lesson focuses on the roles that society socially constructs. We define social roles and identify examples. We also examine types of social roles and what can happen with them, including role conflict, role strain, and role exit.
8. What is Political Socialization?
Political socialization is the process by which people form their ideas about politics. This lesson explains political socialization and discusses the means through which Americans form their political values.
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Other chapters within the NES Social Science (303): Practice & Study Guide course
- Reading & Research Skills
- Early Civilizations in Egypt, Mesopotamia & the Near East
- The Legacy of Ancient Greece & Rome
- Early Indian Civilization
- Early Chinese Civilization
- Ancient Japan & Southeast Asia
- Early Civilizations in Africa & the Americas
- The Spread of Islam & The Byzantine Empire
- Europe after the Decline of the Roman Empire
- Overview of Global Religions
- The European Renaissance & Protestant Reformation
- The Scientific Revolution & the European Enlightenment
- European Expansion from 1450-1650
- Industrialization in Europe
- Major Political Developments from 1350-1871
- Impacts of European Imperialism
- Causes & Consequences of World War I
- Causes & Consequences of World War II
- Causes & Consequences of the Cold War
- Developments in East Asia, Latin America, Africa & the Middle East since 1945
- Changes in Europe after World War II
- Contemporary Global Challenges
- The Precontact Period & Settling North America
- Causes & Consequences of the American Revolution
- The Evolution of National & State Governments
- Major Figures in U.S. History from the Precontact Period-1789
- Political & Constitutional Developments from 1789-1877
- Westward Expansion, Economic Growth & U.S. Foreign Relations from 1789-1877
- Major Antebellum Reform Movements & Key Reformers
- Sectionalism & the American Civil War
- The Reconstruction Period
- Settlement of the Trans-Mississippi West
- The Growth of the Industrial Economy in the U.S.
- The American Progressive Era
- American Imperialism & Rise to International Power
- The 1920s in the U.S.
- Causes & Effects of the Great Depression
- U.S. Foreign Policy since World War II
- Major U.S. Political Events & Developments since 1945
- U.S. Economic Developments since 1946
- Major U.S. Social Developments since 1945
- Major Social & Political U.S. Movements During the Postwar Period
- Basic Geographic Terms & Concepts
- Geographic Reference Sources, Tools & Technologies
- Physical Features of the Earth
- Characteristics of World Geography
- Elements of Weather & Climate
- Human Societies & the Environment
- Characteristics of Human Systems
- Basic Political Science Terms & Concepts
- Political Theorists & Figures in Political Science
- Systems of Government
- Key Political Documents
- Significance of Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
- U.S. Electoral System & Political Process Participation
- U.S. Citizenship Rights & Responsibilities
- Levels of U.S. Government
- Basic Economic Terms & Concepts
- Microeconomics Concepts & Laws
- Interpreting Economic Information
- Operation of Business Firms
- Fundamentals of Consumer Economics
- Fundamentals of Personal Finance
- Economic Institutions & Groups
- Unemployment, Inflation & Deflation
- NES Social Science Flashcards