Ch 21: MTEL History: The Stone Age

About This Chapter

Find out about the Stone Age in preparation for the MTEL History Exam. Everything you need to know is presented in our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes which can help you answer the questions correctly on the test.

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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 21: MTEL History: The Stone Age
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The Stone Age: Period & Overview

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.

What is Paleolithic Archaeology?

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.

Understanding the Evolution of Human Tools

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.

An Overview of Mesolithic Archaeology

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.

Understanding Neolithic Archaeology

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.

Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications

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?

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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