Ch 86: MTTC History: Democratic Values & Society

About This Chapter

Get ready for the MTTC History exam with these short and fun videos covering democratic values and society. Each lesson provides useful and engaging info that can prepare you for related questions on the exam.

MTTC History: Democratic Values and Society - Chapter Summary

Let our instructors guide you through the steps used to make decisions and structure arguments. These short lessons can help you prepare to research and write about democratic values and society, discuss issues that affect the public and make informed decisions about societal concerns. After watching the lessons in this chapter, you'll know about:

  • Seven steps of the decision-making process
  • Methods for discussing public issues
  • Ways to make informed and reasonable decisions about public issues
  • Steps to evaluate reasoning
  • Ideas for structuring arguments in your essays on democratic values
  • Examples of self-serving bias

These quick and easy video lessons help you easily learn the steps needed to discuss and write about democracy, societal issues and democratic values. Subject-matter experts lead these lessons and break down each concept into easily digestible chunks that make retaining critical info for the MTTC History exam fun and simple.

Objectives of the MTTC History: Democratic Values and Society Overview Chapter

Aspiring teachers need to take the MTTC History exam in order to teach in Michigan classrooms. This test is used as a measurement of your comprehension of history, economics and political science and is categorized into four subareas. Democratic values and society topics are covered in the interdisciplinary perspectives subarea, which makes up about 24% of the exam. All of the questions on the MTTC History exam are multiple choice, and you can use our self-assessment quizzes to get familiar with the format, as well as the content, of the exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 86: MTTC History: Democratic Values & Society
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The Seven Steps of Decision Making

1. The Seven Steps of Decision Making

Effective decision-making is an essential skill for every manager. In this lesson, you'll learn about a seven-step process for effective decision-making. You'll also have an opportunity to take a short quiz after the lesson.

How to Discuss Matters of Public Concern

2. How to Discuss Matters of Public Concern

In this lesson, learn about ways to discuss matters of public concerns. As members of a constitutional republic where government units can range from local school boards to the halls of Congress, understanding how to discuss important political issues is vital to our country.

Making Reasonable & Informed Decisions on Public Issues

3. Making Reasonable & Informed Decisions on Public Issues

This lesson will help you learn how citizens in a democracy can make the the best decisions on public issues. We will cover where to look for information and how to make a decision based on facts.

How to Evaluate Reasoning

4. How to Evaluate Reasoning

Evaluating reasoning in an essay or article is an important step in critical analysis. Being able to judge if something is reasonable whether or not you agree with the argument will be our learning focus for this video.

How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

5. How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

When you write a persuasive essay, it's important to think about how you'll construct your argument, from how you'll arrange your major points to how and where you'll refute opposing views. This video covers some of the basics for structuring an argument.

Self-Serving Bias: Definition & Examples

6. Self-Serving Bias: Definition & Examples

This lesson provides an overview of the self-serving bias, together with specific examples. The lesson also offers a short quiz to help you gauge your level of understanding.

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