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Ch 23: MTLE Elementary Education: Social Studies Skills

About This Chapter

Improve your social studies knowledge by looking through the details in this chapter. You can use this chapter, which features an engaging format, to get ready for the MTLE Elementary Education exam.

MTLE Elementary Education: Social Studies Skills - Chapter Summary

Review different social studies topics by using the lessons in this chapter. Some of the topics you will look over include:

  • Steps in historical research
  • Chronology
  • Using calendars to organize history
  • Interpreting visual representations of historical data
  • Informed opinion vs. nonfiction
  • Traditions, cultures and family

Use the details that you pick up from this chapter to determine what type of content you will see on the test. As you go through each lesson, take a quiz at the end to quickly gauge your knowledge of social studies.

MTLE Elementary Education: Social Studies Skills Chapter Objectives

In order to get your license to teach in Minnesota, you need to take and pass the MTLE Elementary Education exam. It contains different subject matter, such as social studies, math and English.

The material in this chapter is included in the social studies portion of subtest 3. This portion makes up 43% of subtest 3. Multiple-choice questions are on this exam. Featuring an engaging format, the lessons in this chapter are here to help guide you in picking up the right skills to be prepared for the exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 23: MTLE Elementary Education: Social Studies Skills
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What is Historical Research? - Definition, Method & Steps

1. What is Historical Research? - Definition, Method & Steps

Doing historical research isn't as simple as solving a math problem. Instead, it requires just the right approach, or else you are likely to find a wrong answer. This lesson explains some common pitfalls, as well as the steps required to do good research.

Historical Research Design: Definition, Advantages & Limitations

2. Historical Research Design: Definition, Advantages & Limitations

Most research involves looking at what's happening right now. But what if a researcher wants to look at the past and what it can tell us about the future? In this lesson, we'll explore historical research design, its steps, and its pros and cons.

Chronology: Time, Continuity & Change

3. Chronology: Time, Continuity & Change

In this lesson we will learn about chronology as it relates to the discipline of history. We will learn how time, continuity, and change affect the flow of history.

Organizing History with Calendars, Maps & Periodization

4. Organizing History with Calendars, Maps & Periodization

While historians may not have fancy labs to help make sense of their work, this does not mean that they are without specialized tools. This lesson discusses three of those tools, namely calendars, maps and periodization.

How to Interpret Visual Representations of Historical Data

5. How to Interpret Visual Representations of Historical Data

Think that historians only rely on dense textbooks full of nothing but words, dates, and more words? Think again. Historians actually use a variety of visual representations, ranging from images that they create to visuals that are sources themselves.

Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction

6. Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction

How do you know what to believe and what to doubt? Watch this video lesson to learn how to differentiate between facts, persuasion, and informed opinions.

Understanding History Through Cause-and-Effect Relationships

7. Understanding History Through Cause-and-Effect Relationships

Did you know that the seeds of the destruction of the Ming Dynasty were planted in 1492? Or an accidental suntan launched a multi-billion dollar industry? Cause and effect relationships are at the core of understanding history.

Evaluating the Validity of Historical Documents & Narratives

8. Evaluating the Validity of Historical Documents & Narratives

Historians have to analyze a great deal of data in order to find out what sources are worthwhile. However, many sources may not be valid. This lesson explains how historians are able to find out which sources are worth their attention.

Teaching About Family, Cultures & Traditions

9. Teaching About Family, Cultures & Traditions

In this lesson, we will learn how to provide instruction related to family, culture, and tradition by presenting content from a multicultural approach. We will identify ways to promote diversity while addressing these themes.

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