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MTEL History: The Stone Age - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons in this chapter to increase your recall of the important events of the Stone Age, so you can be better prepared for the MTEL History exam. The videos review the material you need to help you answer the test questions correctly. They address topics including:
- Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic archaeology
- The evolution of human tools
- Neolithic Agricultural Revolution
Our experienced and knowledgeable instructors help you review the highlights from the Stone Age, in preparation for the test. You can view the lessons as videos or read the accompanying transcripts. After you finish each lesson, be sure to take the associated quiz to gauge how well you understand what you've reviewed.
Objectives of the MTEL History: The Stone Age Chapter
The MTEL History Exam assesses your knowledge and comprehension of the entire field of history to determine if you are eligible for a teacher's license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The topics in the Stone Age chapter are part of the World History Objective which includes 25% of the test questions. The self-assessment quizzes that accompany each lesson allow you to measure your understanding of the information covered and also give you experience with the types of questions you'll see on the exam itself.
There are 100 multiple-choice questions on the MTEL History Exam. You'll read a passage or question and select the correct response from several choices presented. There are also two open-response questions requiring you to compose essays on a wide range of topics in field of history to demonstrate your ability to integrate your knowledge into a cogent, logical analysis.
1. The Stone Age: Period & Overview
Most of humanity's past is shrouded in mystery, but we've learned a great deal about prehistory. Learn about the Stone Age and how humans advanced from it.
2. What is Paleolithic Archaeology?
Today's lesson will seek to explain Paleolithic archaeology and its theories. In doing so, it will highlight the use of pebble tools as well as the nomadic hunter-gathering lifestyle of the Paleolithic man.
3. Understanding the Evolution of Human Tools
This lesson will seek to explain the use of tools during the Stone Ages. In doing this, it will highlight flake tools, Clovis points, Folsom points and the archaeological theories surrounding all three.
4. An Overview of Mesolithic Archaeology
This lesson will seek to explain archaeological theories concerning the Mesolithic Age. In doing so, it will highlight microliths, the nomadic lifestyle, the hunter-gatherer lifestyle, and the use of radioactive carbon dating.
5. Understanding Neolithic Archaeology
This lesson will explain archaeology's understanding of the Neolithic Age. In doing so, it will highlight the use of polished stone, the onset of agriculture, the Neolithic Revolution, and social stratification.
6. Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications
A long, long time ago, human beings roamed the earth looking for food. Then the agricultural revolution struck! What are the benefits of an agrarian society, and how have they shaped the way we live today?
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- MTEL History: Early North American Settlements
- MTEL History: Road to the American Revolution
- MTEL History: The American Revolution
- MTEL History: Ratification of the U.S. Constitution
- MTEL History: The Virginia Dynasty
- MTEL History: Jacksonian Democracy
- MTEL History: Manifest Destiny
- MTEL History: American Civil War
- MTEL History: American Reconstruction
- MTEL History: Industrialization & Urbanization in the U.S.
- MTEL History: The Progressive Era
- MTEL History: American Imperialism
- MTEL History: The Roaring 20s in the U.S.
- MTEL History: The Great Depression in the U.S.
- MTEL History: World War II
- 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 Bronze & Iron Ages
- MTEL History: Ancient Civilizations
- MTEL History: Ancient Middle East & India
- MTEL History: Early China & Japan
- 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
- MTEL History: European Renaissance & Reformation
- MTEL History: African Cultures Before European Colonization
- MTEL History: Exploration & Colonization of the Americas
- MTEL History: Revolution & War in the Americas
- MTEL History: Revolution & Independence in Europe & the U.S.
- MTEL History: The Industrial Revolution & Enlightenment
- MTEL History: Germany During the World Wars
- MTEL History: A World at War
- MTEL History: Cold War
- MTEL History: Scientific Thinkers & Discoveries
- MTEL History: Introduction to Geography
- MTEL History: Spatial Processes
- MTEL History: Geography Tools
- MTEL History: The Dispersal of Humans & Culture
- MTEL History: Settlement Patterns
- MTEL History: Basic Terms & Concepts of Political Science
- MTEL History: Historical Influences on Political Ideologies
- MTEL History: Founding Documents of U.S. Government
- MTEL History: Federalism in the U.S.
- MTEL History: Types of Legislatures in Government
- MTEL History: U.S. Electoral Systems
- MTEL History: U.S. Political Parties
- MTEL History: Basic Terms & Concepts of Economics
- MTEL History: Economic Theories
- MTEL History: Economic Systems
- MTEL History: U.S. Economy
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