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Ch 2: MTEL History: Early North American Settlements

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Let us show you what you need to be reviewing on early North American settlements for the MTEL History Exam. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you a few different approaches that can help you correctly answer these types of questions on the test.

MTEL History: Early North American Settlements - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to refresh what you learned in college about early North American settlements, as you prepare for the MTEL History Exam. All the topics you need to study are covered, including:

  • The Jamestown colony
  • The Mayflower and Plymouth Rock
  • The Puritans and the New England colonies
  • The 13 colonies
  • Rise of the slave trade

Our expert instructors go over each topic thoroughly, highlighting the important terms and concepts you need to know. By having several didactic approaches, learning the material is efficient as well as fun.

Objectives of the MTEL History: Early North American Settlements Chapter

The MTEL History exam is a computer-based-test (CBT) with 100 multiple-choice and two open-response items. It evaluates your knowledge of American and world history, as well as geography, government and economics. A passing grade on this exam is necessary to become licensed as a teacher in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The topics in this Early North American Settlements chapter falls within the US History Objective of the test. There will be 37-39 multiple-choice questions on this objective. By taking the self-assessment quizzes, you can check on your mastery of the material and gain practice answering the type of questions that will appear on the exam.

The multiple-choice items will present you with a passage to read, followed by several responses, from which you must choose the correct one. The open-response items will evaluate your integration of knowledge within the field of history. You will be required to compose an essay. It will need to be well-written, well-organized, and present a logical argument in order to be effective.

5 Lessons in Chapter 2: MTEL History: Early North American Settlements
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The Settlement of Jamestown Colony

1. The Settlement of Jamestown Colony

In 1607, the London Company settled the colony of Jamestown. The settlers overcame many odds to become the first permanent, English settlement in North America. In this lesson, learn about the failures and successes of Jamestown before it was taken over by the Crown.

The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement

2. The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement

Find out how much you know about the Pilgrims and their voyage. In this lesson, you'll learn about the misplaced Plymouth Colony, its escaped indentured servants, and the Wampanoag Indians who saved their lives.

The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies

3. The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies

Learn about the people and motives that led to the founding of Massachusetts Bay Colony, as well as the growth and internal dissent that led to the establishment of Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America

4. The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America

What was it like to live in America during the colonial period? Just like today, it depended where you were. Learn about the factors that categorized all of the American colonies, as well as the differences between the northern, middle and southern colonies.

Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

5. Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

In this lesson, you'll learn a little about the slave trade, the growth and characteristics of slavery in the colonial period - including laws regulating the institution and the population of free blacks in the English colonies.

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