Ch 12: MTTC Elementary Education: Social Studies

About This Chapter

Use these study materials to enhance your knowledge of different aspects of social studies about which the MTTC Elementary Education exam may test you. This chapter features brief video lessons that aim to aid your preparations for test day by refreshing your understanding of potential test topics.

MTTC Elementary Education: Social Studies - Chapter Summary

This chapter will help you review the topics related to social science on which you may be tested by the MTTC Elementary Education exam. The topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Modes of social research data collection
  • Experiment design
  • Research sources
  • Content analysis and how it can be used to collect social research data
  • Discerning & exhibiting social science research
  • The use of observational & field research for data collection
  • Importance of public discourse
  • Civil society & citizenship
  • Understanding social studies texts

The instructors in the videos guide you through each lesson, teaching you information that is essential to test preparation. The lectures all have transcripts that can be used to enhance the note taking process, giving you a concrete resource to study as you prepare to take the licensure exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: MTTC Elementary Education: Social Studies
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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.

Reference Sources & Materials Used in Historical Research

2. Reference Sources & Materials Used in Historical Research

In this lesson we will learn about reference sources and other materials used in historical research. We will understand the role these tools have in historical methodology, and how they help historians.

Primary vs. Secondary Resources in Historical Research

3. Primary vs. Secondary Resources in Historical Research

Good history and good cooking can both be ruined by not using the proper ingredients. This lesson explains why that is true while describing the roles of primary and secondary sources.

Public Discourse: Importance & Strategies

4. Public Discourse: Importance & Strategies

Public discourse is one of the most important aspects of a democracy. Through this lesson, you will learn what defines public discourse, gain insight into its significance in democratic countries and explore strategies for crafting a successful argument.

Civil Society and Citizenship

5. Civil Society and Citizenship

Citizenship and civil society are important concepts in the study of political science. In this lesson, you'll learn what citizenship is and what it means for people that hold it. You'll also learn about the important role of civil society in a democracy.

How to Read & Interpret Social Studies Texts

6. How to Read & Interpret Social Studies Texts

Whether it is a history textbook or an economic analysis, being able to properly read and interpret social studies texts comes down to following a few easy steps.

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