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MTEL History: Early China & Japan - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons contained in this chapter to refresh your memory on the history of early China and Japan as you prepare for the MTEL History exam. The videos review all the important material you'll need to know, including:
- Dynasties of early China, including the Xia and Ming dynasties
- Japanese military societies and samurais in the 12th century
- Dynasties and religions of India
- European imperialism in China
- Japanese imperialism
- The Republic of China
- The Communist Manifesto
- The creation of Taiwan
Our experienced instructors review all the aspects of the subject, highlighting important dates, names, places, and concepts in preparation for the test. By using several didactic approaches you have more exposure to the subject which means more chances to learn and remember what you need to know.
Objectives of the MTEL History: Early China & Japan Chapter
The MTEL History exam is a comprehensive examination of all aspects of US and world history. Your score is used to determine eligibility for a teacher's license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The topics in this Early China & Japan chapter fall within the World History Objective which includes about 25% of the test questions. By taking the self-assessment quiz on this topic, you can see how much you know and what you still need to study. You can also gain practice with the type of questions you will see on the exam.
There are multiple-choice and open-response questions on the test, each requiring different skills. The multiple-choice items involve reading a passage and selecting the correct answer from among several possibilities. The open-response questions involve composing a convincing essay on historical topics.
1. China's Xia Dynasty: Timeline, Culture & Achievements
According to many who study China, the Xia Dynasty is just a dream of earlier Chinese rulers. For others, it is the link between the farming settlements of the Huang He civilization and Chinese history.
2. Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties
In this lesson, we will study the Shang and Zhou Dynasties. We will pay close attention to the founding, major accomplishments and characteristics, and decline of these dynasties.
3. Chinese Dynasties (1000-1300 CE): T'ang, Song & Ming
In this lesson, we explore three important Chinese dynasties of the Middle Ages: the T'ang, the Song, and the Ming, which all ruled for a few hundred years each between the 7th and 17th centuries C.E.
4. Japanese Military Society & Samurais in the 12th Century
In this lesson, you will explore the rise of the samurai and the Japanese military culture of the 12th century. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
5. Ming Dynasty Achievements: Art & Technology
In this lesson, you will explore the art and technology of the Ming dynasty as Chinese artists and engineers rediscovered their Chinese identity. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
6. India (1000-1300 CE): Dynasties & Religions
In this lesson, we explore the rise and decline of two of the more powerful dynasties that were present in the Indian subcontinent during the Middle Ages.
7. European Imperialism in China: Trades, Battles & Treaties
In this lesson, we will examine European imperialism in China. We will highlight the key themes associated with this topic, specifically the Opium Wars and the 'Open Door' Policy.
8. Japanese Imperialism: Territorial Acquisitions & Wars
In this lesson, we will learn about Japanese imperialism. We will highlight the major territorial acquisitions and the wars that expanded the Japanese Empire.
9. The Decline of Confucianism and the Republic of China
This lesson will focus on the decline of Confucianism within the Republic of China. In doing so, it will highlight the concepts of Jen and filial piety. It will also explore the role of and the influence of the Three Principles of the People.
10. Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto
This lesson will explore the 19th century roots of Marxism and communism. In doing this, it will explain the role the Industrial Revolution played in forming the famous work of Marx and Engels, known as the Communist Manifesto.
11. The Chinese Revolution and Creation of Taiwan: History & Timeline
In this lesson we explore the long struggle between the Kuomintang and the Chinese Communist Party before, during, and after WWII, and the subsequent creation of Taiwan after the communist victory.
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- MTEL History: American Imperialism
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- MTEL History: The Cold War
- MTEL History: Protests, Activism & Civil Rights
- MTEL History: America in the 1970s
- MTEL History: Contemporary American Presidents
- MTEL History: The Stone Age
- MTEL History: The Bronze & Iron Ages
- MTEL History: Ancient Civilizations
- MTEL History: Ancient Middle East & India
- MTEL History: Foundations of Religion
- MTEL History: Hinduism
- MTEL History: Buddhism
- MTEL History: Confucianism
- MTEL History: Judaism
- MTEL History: Christianity
- MTEL History: Islam
- MTEL History: Classical Greece
- MTEL History: The Roman Republic & The Roman Empire
- MTEL History: Government & Culture in the Middle Ages
- MTEL History: War, Revolution & Culture in France & England
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- MTEL History: African Cultures Before European Colonization
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- MTEL History: The Industrial Revolution & Enlightenment
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- MTEL History: A World at War
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- MTEL History: Scientific Thinkers & Discoveries
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- MTEL History: Spatial Processes
- MTEL History: Geography Tools
- MTEL History: The Dispersal of Humans & Culture
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- MTEL History: U.S. Political Parties
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- MTEL History: Economic Theories
- MTEL History: Economic Systems
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