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Ch 25: MTLE Elementary Education: Settling North America

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Study the settling of North America in this chapter designed to aid you on the social studies portion of the MTLE Elementary Education exam. These video lessons are a brief yet comprehensive look at the subject matter taught by experienced instructors.

MTLE Elementary Education: Settling North America - Chapter Summary

Learn about the migration from the eastern hemisphere to the western hemisphere and the expansion of Eurocentric civilization here. This chapter specifically includes lessons on the history of Minnesota and how westward migration impacted indigenous peoples living in the region. By the end of this chapter you will have covered:

  • Reasons for European colonization of America
  • Effects of colonization in America
  • The Columbian Exchange
  • International trade and the Age of Exploration
  • Dakota and Anishinaabe Peoples
  • Minnesota: history of the state

These video lessons come with interactive timelines that enable a major topic search for efficient review. They also have lesson transcripts to boost comprehension of the material presented. Our lesson quizzes and the practice exam can help ensure retention of the information presented for test day.

MTLE Elementary Education: Settling North America - Chapter Objectives

The state of Minnesota uses the MTLE Elementary Education exam to qualify teachers for licensure. The computer-based test is made up of three one-hour subtests. This chapter relates to Subtest 3 which contains approximately 22 social studies questions in a multiple-choice format.

7 Lessons in Chapter 25: MTLE Elementary Education: Settling North America
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The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas

1. The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas

This lesson will focus on the Age of Exploration. It will explain the main reasons why Europeans explored the New World. It will highlight their spirit of adventure, the religious desire to see natives converted, and the chance to acquire wealth.

Colonialism Across Europe

2. Colonialism Across Europe

In the late 1400s, European explorers learned how to cross the Atlantic Ocean. This lesson explores the impact of the colonization of the Americas by Europeans and the reasons they emigrated.

Effects of European Colonization: Christopher Columbus and Native Americans

3. Effects of European Colonization: Christopher Columbus and Native Americans

The earliest explorers in the Western Hemisphere left a legacy that would shape the development of the Americas permanently. No matter what they came looking for, Europeans left behind death, horses, and metal.

The Columbian Exchange

4. The Columbian Exchange

The Columbian Exchange is a term used to denote the world-changing exchange of agricultural goods, slave labor, diseases, and ideas between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres that occurred after the year 1492 CE.

How International Trade Changed in the Age of Exploration

5. How International Trade Changed in the Age of Exploration

In this lesson, we will explore the role of international trade during the Age of Exploration. Specifically, we will learn how the discovery of the New World impacted international trade patterns.

Dakota & Anishinaabe Peoples: Settling & Expansion of America

6. Dakota & Anishinaabe Peoples: Settling & Expansion of America

As Americans moved West, they encountered many different peoples. In this lesson, we'll talk about two groups of those peoples, the Dakota and the Anishinaabe, and see how all three interacted across history.

Minnesota: State History, Key Events & Historical Figures

7. Minnesota: State History, Key Events & Historical Figures

Minnesota is a state located in the Upper Midwest with a fascinating history. From the French fur trading era to the rise of the Farm-Labor Party in the 1930s and beyond, this lesson examines the important themes in the history of Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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