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Ch 41: History of Ancient Egypt - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy

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Use this chapter to refresh your knowledge of the history of ancient Egypt in preparation for the world history questions of the MTEL Political Science/ Political Philosophy exam. These lessons will detail numerous aspects of life in ancient Egypt.

History of Ancient Egypt - MTEL Political Science/ Political Philosophy - Chapter Summary

This chapter summarizes the history of ancient Egypt through describing its culture, achievements, and social structure to enable you to answer any pertinent history questions on the MTEL Political Science/ Political Philosophy exam. Aspects of ancient Egypt described by the lessons include:

  • Culture and society during the Bronze Age
  • Achievements, including construction, hieroglyphic use, and unification
  • Roles and privileges of women
  • Social structure
  • Ancient Nubian cultures

As you prepare for the MTEL Political Science/ Political Philosophy exam, this chapter can be an invaluable tool. The brief video lessons are led by expert instructors who convey the information in a clear and helpful manner. At the end of each lesson, there are short self-assessment quizzes that can be utilized to determine how well you remember what the videos discussed.

History of Ancient Egypt - MTEL Political Science/ Political Philosophy - Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Political Science/ Political Philosophy exam is meant to test your understanding of political science and political philosophy to determine your qualifications for certification in these subjects. Roughly 20% of the test assesses your knowledge of history, including an understanding of major social, political, cultural, and economic developments in world history. This chapter focuses on the history of ancient Egypt, with details given to the culture, politics, and developments of this society. Through reviewing these lessons in-depth, you should feel more confident in your ability to answer any question that relates to ancient Egypt.

5 Lessons in Chapter 41: History of Ancient Egypt - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Ancient Egypt in the Bronze Age

1. Ancient Egypt in the Bronze Age

This lecture first compares the natural features of the Nile valley to those of Mesopotamia, enumerating the advantages that geography offered the Egyptians. This is followed by a brief discussion of why Egyptian material culture survives while so much of Mesopotamian culture has been lost. The lecture ends with a a whirlwind tour through 3,000 years of Egyptian history broken up into traditional historical periods.

Egyptian Achievements: Unification, Pyramids, Hieroglyphics & Calendar

2. Egyptian Achievements: Unification, Pyramids, Hieroglyphics & Calendar

In this lesson, we will discuss some of the major achievements of ancient Egypt, including its unification by King Menes, the pyramids, hieroglyphics, and the Egyptian calendar.

Egyptian Women: Royalty, Privileges & Tradition

3. Egyptian Women: Royalty, Privileges & Tradition

In this lesson, we will study ancient Egyptian women. We will focus especially on the rights and privileges they enjoyed in the legal, economic, and social realms, and we will meet Egypt's most famous female ruler.

Egyptian Social Structure: From Slaves to Pharaoh

4. Egyptian Social Structure: From Slaves to Pharaoh

In this lesson, we will explore ancient Egypt's social structure. We'll start at the top of this great pyramid with the Pharaoh and work our way to the bottom, where we'll find peasants and slaves.

Cultures of Ancient Nubia

5. Cultures of Ancient Nubia

In this lesson, you will explore the history of several ancient Nubian cultures and discover their impact on African development. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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