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Ch 30: MTLE Elementary Education: 20th Century to Today

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Learn about historical developments in the last century in this chapter of the MTLE Elementary Education exam study guide. Video lesson and self-assessment quizzes teach you all you need to know about key history events from the 20th century to today.

MTLE Elementary Education: 20th Century to Today - Chapter Summary

Lessons in this chapter explore the last century of elementary education, including industrialization and urbanization of Minnesota, the societal effects of World War I, and 1920s American culture. The Great Depression, WWII, and Post-War America are also discussed. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:

  • Industrialization and urbanization in the 1900s
  • World War I and II in Europe and the U.S
  • America in the 1920s
  • Post-war American life and politics
  • The civil rights movement
  • The advance of science and technology since 1945

Short, engaging video lessons make the material in this chapter fun and interesting, and self-assessment quizzes ensure your full understanding and retention of the topics. You can skip directly to main topics in the video lessons using the jump feature under the Timeline tab. Knowledgeable instructors are available to answer any questions you may have.

20th Century to Today - Chapter Objectives

The MTLE Elementary Education exam measures a student's knowledge of subject matter in accordance with Minnesota educator licensure regulations. The exam measures reading, communication arts, mathematics, health/fitness, fine arts, science, and social studies. The material covered in this 20th Century to Today chapter is tested in the social studies portion of the MTLE exam, which comprises about 14% of the entire test. The exam includes approximately 150 multiple-choice questions.

9 Lessons in Chapter 30: MTLE Elementary Education: 20th Century to Today
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Industrialization & Urbanization of Minnesota in the 1900s

1. Industrialization & Urbanization of Minnesota in the 1900s

Minnesota is one of the most economically productive of the Midwestern states. In this lesson we'll look at industrialization and urbanization across the 20th century and see how Minnesota's growth complimented the rest of America.

How World War I Affected Society in Europe & The U.S.

2. How World War I Affected Society in Europe & The U.S.

In this lesson we will learn how World War I impacted the American and European societies. We will highlight the important events and themes associated with the World War I 'home front.'

1920s American Culture: City Life & Values

3. 1920s American Culture: City Life & Values

The 1920s was a time of enormous cultural change. In this lesson, we will examine urban culture during the 1920s. We will compare urban values with those of rural locations and see how urban culture became a symbol of the decade as a whole.

America During the Great Depression: The Dust Bowl, Unemployment & Cultural Issues

4. America During the Great Depression: The Dust Bowl, Unemployment & Cultural Issues

The Great Depression was a period of economic hardship for a majority of Americans. Learn about the devastating conditions created by the Depression and the American response to the tragedy.

The United States During WWII: The Home Front

5. The United States During WWII: The Home Front

When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, life changed almost overnight for those on the battle front and on the home front. Learn about the war's dramatic and lasting effects on American government, economy and society.

Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

6. Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

In this lesson, we will learn about American politics in the post-war era. We will highlight the broad contours of foreign and domestic policies, and learn how Americans planned to deal with the challenges of an increasingly complex world.

Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

7. Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

In this lesson, we will explore American postwar culture. We will learn what life was like throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s by highlighting important cultural trends.

The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

8. The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s was an extension of the progress made during the 1950s. Learn about the movement's landmark achievements, its fracturing and its legacies.

The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact

9. The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact

In this lesson, we explore just a few of the numerous advances and innovations made in the worlds of sciences and technology, from automobiles and televisions to computers and phones that can fit in the palm of your hand.

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