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Ch 63: MTTC History: Civil Rights in the U.S.

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Let our instructors guide your preparation for the MTTC History exam with these quick lessons on civil rights. Each lesson provides a short review of critical topics covered on the exam.

MTTC History: Civil Rights in the U.S. - Chapter Summary

These short and engaging lessons offer a flexible way to learn about the civil rights issues and concepts you'll be asked about on the MTTC History exam. Each video breaks down a piece of a larger civil rights topic, so you'll get individualized lessons on:

  • The origins of civil rights in the U.S.
  • Significance of Brown versus the Board of Education
  • Civil rights issues for other minorities
  • Leaders and issues associated with civil rights for women
  • Legislative victories for Americans with disabilities
  • Protection offered by the 14th amendment

You'll have no trouble fitting these quick and simple lessons into your schedule while you prepare for the MTTC History exam. Our lessons are mobile friendly, so you can watch videos on your smartphone or tablet from any location. Each lesson takes about 5-6 minutes to view, but if you get stuck on a concept you can re-watch them as often as you need, or you can use the video tags to refer back to main points in the videos without having to watch the entire lesson again.

Objectives of the MTTC History: Civil Rights in the U.S. Overview Chapter

In Michigan, aspiring history teachers need to pass the MTTC History exam as a step in the process of earning a teaching license. This multiple-choice exam checks your knowledge of history topics and readiness to teach them in the classroom. Civil rights knowledge is tested in the interdisciplinary perspectives subarea, which is where you'll find roughly one quarter of the exam's total questions. To prepare for the format of these questions, use our self-assessment quizzes that follow each lesson.

6 Lessons in Chapter 63: MTTC History: Civil Rights in the U.S.
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The Origins of Civil Rights: History & Overview

1. The Origins of Civil Rights: History & Overview

Most people know that a major victory for civil rights was won when the slaves were freed after the American Civil War, but that was just the beginning. In this lesson, we'll look at civil rights and the Civil Rights Movement in America.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

2. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

In this lesson, we will learn about the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. We will take an in-depth look at the facts surrounding Brown and the aftermath of the decision.

The Civil Rights of Other Minorities: Issues & Actions Taken

3. The Civil Rights of Other Minorities: Issues & Actions Taken

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of several smaller minority groups. We will take a closer look at the background of basic human civil rights, how the groups are fighting for their rights and what they mean to society today.

The Civil Rights of Women: Timeline, Leaders & Ongoing Issues

4. The Civil Rights of Women: Timeline, Leaders & Ongoing Issues

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of the civil rights of women. We will take a closer look at the background of the rights, what they include and what they mean to society today.

The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial & Legislative Victories

5. The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial & Legislative Victories

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of the civil rights of Americans with disabilities. We will take a closer look at the background of the rights, what they include and what they mean to society today.

Equal Protection Under The Fourteenth Amendment: Definition & Summary

6. Equal Protection Under The Fourteenth Amendment: Definition & Summary

In this lesson, we will learn about the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. We will take a closer look at the history behind this clause, what it contains and what it means to society today.

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