Ch 56: MTEL History: Types of Legislatures in Government

About This Chapter

Use these lessons to refresh your knowledge of the structure and function of legislatures in preparation for the MTEL History exam. Our videos and quizzes can help you with these types of questions on exam day.

MTEL History: Types of Legislatures in Government - Chapter Summary

Let us show you how legislatures function in the governments of several countries as you get ready to take the MTEL History exam. Our videos and self-assessment quizzes may help you correctly answer these types of questions on test day:

  • Outlining the powers and duties of legislatures
  • Differentiating between unicameral and bicameral legislatures, with examples
  • Exploring the differences between the U.S. Congress and British Parliament
  • Examining what legislative committees do

These lessons are taught by professional instructors who break each topic into understandable segments, often using examples to make their points. You'll enjoy learning more about legislatures as you review for the MTEL History exam.

Objectives of the MTEL History: Types of Legislatures in Government Chapter

Everyone seeking certification to teach history in Massachusetts must pass the MTEL History exam. The information covered in this chapter is in the exam's subarea on geography, government and economics, which makes up 25% of the total score.

The exam is administered on computer, and all questions in this subarea are multiple-choice. The quiz questions in our lessons are structured the same way, so they provide experience in answering questions in this format. You can also assess your knowledge with our quizzes.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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