Ch 35: MTEL Middle School Humanities: The Industrial Revolution & Enlightenment

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Prepare for the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam with these video lessons and self-assessment quizzes. Learn about the Industrial Revolution and Enlightenment in this chapter of the exam study guide.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: The Industrial Revolution and Enlightenment - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter cover the Industrial Revolution and the Enlightenment, including the Scientific Revolution, the Industrial Revolution in the U.S. and Europe, and the roots of the Enlightenment. Effects of the Industrial Revolution, the working class, and the influences of the Enlightenment are also discussed. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Causes and leaders of the Scientific Revolution
  • Effects of the Scientific Revolution
  • Growth and impact of the Industrial Revolution
  • The working-class during the Industrial Revolution
  • Roots of the Enlightenment
  • Influences of the Enlightenment

Short, engaging video lessons make the material fun and interesting, and each video is accompanied by a transcript with important terms bolded. You can rewatch key moments of the video lessons using the jump feature under the Timeline tab. Stay organized by tracking your progress through the course by visiting your Dashboard.

The Industrial Revolution and Enlightenment - Chapter Objectives

The Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure measure competency in various subjects, in compliance with state teacher licensing requirements. The MTEL Middle School Humanities exam covers literature and language; reading, rhetoric, and composition; history; and geography, government, and economics. The material covered in this Industrial Revolution and Enlightenment chapter of the study guide is tested in the history section of the exam, which comprises about 25% of the entire test. The exam includes 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response questions.

9 Lessons in Chapter 35: MTEL Middle School Humanities: The Industrial Revolution & Enlightenment
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The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

1. The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

In this lesson we explore the Scientific Revolution and the controversy which surrounds the very term. Additionally, we learn about just a few of the most important thinkers of the period who laid the foundation for our modern understanding of the world.

Effects of the Scientific Revolution

2. Effects of the Scientific Revolution

In this lesson, we explore the philosophical, religious, and cultural effects of the Scientific Revolution on Early Modern society - effects that forever changed the Western view of the universe and humanity's place within it.

The Industrial Revolution (1750-1850): Growth & Impact

3. The Industrial Revolution (1750-1850): Growth & Impact

This lesson will introduce the First Industrial Revolution. We will study the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, some of its major impacts, and its spread throughout the world.

The Industrial Revolution in Europe and the U.S.: Events & Innovations

4. The Industrial Revolution in Europe and the U.S.: Events & Innovations

This lesson examines the Industrial Revolution in Europe and the United States. We will highlight key developments and innovations and explore how the Industrial Revolution transformed society.

Urbanization & Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts

5. Urbanization & Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts

The Industrial Revolution had a lasting effect on class structure, urbanization and lifestyle. In this lesson, we will learn how the Industrial Revolution changed various aspects of European society.

The Working-Class During the Industrial Revolution: Growth & Ideologies

6. The Working-Class During the Industrial Revolution: Growth & Ideologies

In this lesson, we will meet the workers of the Industrial Revolution. We will examine the conditions under which they worked and lived, and we will learn about a few attempts to improve their situation.

The Roots of the Enlightenment

7. The Roots of the Enlightenment

In this lesson, we will learn about the roots of the Enlightenment. We will learn when and how the Enlightenment began, and we will identify the central themes associated with its beginning.

Science During the Enlightenment Period: Innovations, Discoveries & Major Figures

8. Science During the Enlightenment Period: Innovations, Discoveries & Major Figures

In this lesson, we will learn about the Scientific Revolution that preceded the Enlightenment. We will highlight the major themes, innovations, discoveries, and figures associated with this revolution in science.

Influence of the Enlightenment on Democratic Thought

9. Influence of the Enlightenment on Democratic Thought

In this lesson, we will learn about the impact the Enlightenment has had upon democracy. We will see how the Enlightenment helped shape modern democratic thinking.

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