Ch 50: MTEL History: The Dispersal of Humans & Culture

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We can help you understand the dispersal of humans and culture in preparation for the MTEL History exam. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes combine to give you several ways to study the material so you can answer the questions correctly on the test.

MTEL History: The Dispersal of Humans and Culture - Chapter Summary

The lessons contained in this chapter can help you review everything you need to know about the dispersal of humans and culture as you prepare for the MTEL History exam. All the important topics are covered, including:

  • Prehistoric human migrations
  • Human migration since 1500
  • Patterns of contemporary migration
  • Characteristics of emigration
  • The Regional Continuity and Partial Replacement models of human origin
  • The effects of geography and climate on the development of civilizations
  • Different cultural evolution theories
  • Forms of identity and human grouping

We use knowledgeable instructors who are skilled educators and who can point out the key events and theories you need to know about. The information is presented to you in the form of brief video lessons that are accompanied by full transcripts, enabling you to study the information however best suits you.

Objectives of the MTEL History: The Dispersal of Humans and Culture Chapter

The MTEL History exam is a standardized test that evaluates your knowledge of all areas of history. Your score is used to determine your eligibility for a history teacher's license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The topics in The Dispersal of Humans and Culture chapter fall within the Geography, Government and Economics objective which accounts for 25% of the test questions. The self-assessment quizzes that accompany the lessons give you a chance to evaluate your comprehension of the material covered in the lesson, and practice answering the types of questions that appear on the actual exam.

There are 100 multiple-choice items on the test, requiring you to read a passage and answer questions about it by selecting the correct answer from a group of several possibilities presented. There are 2 open-response items which call for you to compose a persuasive narrative on historical topics, demonstrating your ability to integrate information from several areas into a well-organized, articulate essay.

9 Lessons in Chapter 50: MTEL History: The Dispersal of Humans & Culture
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Prehistoric Human Migrations: History & Movements

1. Prehistoric Human Migrations: History & Movements

This lesson will seek to explain the theories concerning prehistoric human migration. In doing so, it will highlight the effects of the Ice Age on modern Homo sapiens and their migration into Eurasia and the rest of the globe.

The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

2. The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

This lesson will explain human migration patterns since the 1500s. In doing so, it will highlight the forced migration, as well as the eras of colonization and persecution, industrialization, and 20th century migration.

Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

3. Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

This lesson will seek to explain modern migration. In doing so, it will highlight labor migration, urbanization, and forced migration. It will also highlight the term diaspora.

Emigration: Definition, Characteristics & Effects

4. Emigration: Definition, Characteristics & Effects

This lesson will explain the difference between immigration and emigration. In doing so, it will focus mainly on emigration. It will discuss push and pull factors that contribute to emigration, as well as the concept of remittances.

The Regional Continuity Model of Human Origin: Characteristics, Assertions & Critiques

5. The Regional Continuity Model of Human Origin: Characteristics, Assertions & Critiques

This lesson will seek to explain the Regional Continuity model of human origin. In doing so, it will highlight the theories of Darwin as well as the assertions of the Out of Africa model of origin.

Partial Replacement Model of Human Origin: Aspects, Theories & Critiques

6. Partial Replacement Model of Human Origin: Aspects, Theories & Critiques

This lesson will seek to explain the partial replacement model of human origin. In doing so, it will also explain the replacement model, the work of Charles Darwin, and the concept of theory.

Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

7. Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

In this lesson, we will look at the relationship between geography, climate, and civilization. We will learn why civilizations develop in particular regions and how this leads to lifestyle and cultural differences.

Theories of Cultural Evolution: Human Stages, Historical Materialism & Neo-Malthusian

8. Theories of Cultural Evolution: Human Stages, Historical Materialism & Neo-Malthusian

This lesson will seek to explain the theories of cultural evolution. In doing so, it will highlight the works of Edward Tylor, Karl Marx, and the Malthusian catastrophe of Thomas Robert Malthus.

Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender

9. Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender

This lesson will seek to explain the different human groupings of culture, race, ethnicity, and gender. In doing so, it will discuss how these terms are and are not tied to biological and physical traits.

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