Ch 25: MTEL History: Early China & Japan

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We can show you what you need to know about the history of early China and Japan to help you prepare for the MTEL History exam. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes combine to give you multiple ways to learn the material for the test.

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.

11 Lessons in Chapter 25: MTEL History: Early China & Japan
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China's Xia Dynasty: Timeline, Culture & Achievements

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.

Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties

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.

Chinese Dynasties (1000-1300 CE): T'ang, Song & Ming

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.

Japanese Military Society & Samurais in the 12th Century

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.

Ming Dynasty Achievements: Art & Technology

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.

India (1000-1300 CE): Dynasties & Religions

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.

European Imperialism in China: Trades, Battles & Treaties

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.

Japanese Imperialism: Territorial Acquisitions & Wars

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.

The Decline of Confucianism and the Republic of China

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.

Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto

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.

The Chinese Revolution and Creation of Taiwan: History & Timeline

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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