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Ch 22: MTEL Middle School Humanities: Ancient Middle East & India

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This chapter on the Ancient Middle East and India is geared to help you feel ready for related questions on the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam. Lessons are designed in an easy-to-navigate fashion to help you learn quickly and thoroughly.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: Ancient Middle East and India - Chapter Summary

This chapter goes over several key periods of history within India and the ancient Middle East, hitting on all of the facts and details you may encounter on the exam. Using the video lessons in this chapter, you'll go into the test with an enhanced understanding of:

  • Heirs of the Sumerians
  • The Hittites
  • Proto-Indo-European language
  • Ancient Assyrians
  • The Persian, Mauryan, and Ottoman empires
  • Mohammed and the birth of Islam
  • Mongolians
  • Dynasties and religions of India

Each lesson contains a quiz at the end so that you can check your understanding before moving on. A printable worksheet of the quiz is also available so you can study further offline. If you get tripped up on any given question, the quizzes also let you quick-jump back to the point in the video that hits on the topic. And if you're still confused, our professional instructors are available for questions under the teacher or help tab.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: Ancient Middle East and India Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Middle School Humanities test is designed to measure your aptitude concerning the subject through the course of 100 multiple-choice questions and 2 written-response questions. The test is split up into six subtests, and you'll have up to four hours to complete all of them. This chapter is relevant to the history subtest, which makes up 25% of your overall score on the exam. Using the lessons within this chapter to refresh your knowledge will ensure your readiness for questions dealing with the history of India and the Middle East.

10 Lessons in Chapter 22: MTEL Middle School Humanities: Ancient Middle East & India
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Heirs of the Sumerians: Babylonians, Hittites, Hurrians and Assyrians

1. Heirs of the Sumerians: Babylonians, Hittites, Hurrians and Assyrians

This lecture covers the history of Mesopotamia from the disintegration of the Sumerian Empire to the great Bronze Age collapse. We'll explore the destructive force of the Elamites and the Hittites as well as the imperial ambitions of the Babylonians, the Mittani and the Assyrians.

The Hittites: Civilization, History & Definition

2. The Hittites: Civilization, History & Definition

This lesson will explore the history of the Indo-European group known as the Hittites. The Hittites began as a group of tribes sharing a common language and land. They unified as a single empire to become a major competitor in the quest for land and resources.

Proto-Indo-European Language: Roots & Explanation

3. Proto-Indo-European Language: Roots & Explanation

In this lesson, we will explore the Indo-European family of languages. Scholars have long wondered whether most languages in Europe, the Middle East and India actually descended from a common ancestral language, an Indo-European proto-language.

Ancient Assyrians: History, Civilization & Culture

4. Ancient Assyrians: History, Civilization & Culture

Ancient Assyria was one of the first great international empires. Located in Mesopotamia, it dominated the entire Middle East for several hundred years. Learn about the civilization, culture and imperial expansion of the Ancient Assyrians in this lesson.

History of the Persian Empire

5. History of the Persian Empire

The Persian Empire has all the great aspects of an amazing story - an unlikely rise to power against an evil king, a ruler who is beloved by his people, and a military that was centuries ahead of its time.

The Mauryan Empire in India: Rulers & Edicts

6. The Mauryan Empire in India: Rulers & Edicts

In this lesson, we will study India's Mauryan Empire. We will learn about its rulers, explore its government and economy, delve into its religious life, and examine its decline and disappearance.

Mohammed and the Birth of Islam

7. Mohammed and the Birth of Islam

Out of the deserts of Arabia would come a man who would change the world. He was Mohammed, founder of the religion of Islam, and this lesson serves as a brief summary of his life and the founding of the religion of Islam.

Mongolians and Their Contributions to Western Civilization

8. Mongolians and Their Contributions to Western Civilization

This lesson covers the contributions of the Mongols to Western civilization. We begin by examining the tale of Marco Polo. Next, we look at some common misconceptions about the Mongols. Finally, we enumerate the many technologies brought to Europe by this group.

Suleiman and the Ottoman Empire: History, Culture & Exploits

9. Suleiman and the Ottoman Empire: History, Culture & Exploits

This lesson will focus on Suleiman the Magnificent, ruler of the Ottoman Empire. It will highlight his conquests of Eastern Europe and his wars with the Habsburg Dynasty. It will also discuss the cultural advancements of his rule.

India (1000-1300 CE): Dynasties & Religions

10. India (1000-1300 CE): Dynasties & Religions

In this lesson, we explore the rise and decline of two of the more powerful dynasties that were present in the Indian subcontinent during the Middle Ages.

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