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Ch 29: MTTC History: Early North American Settlements

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Get ready for questions about early North American settlements on the MTTC History exam with these short videos and quizzes. Learn about the colonies and life in early America.

MTTC History: Early North American Settlements - Chapter Summary

Let our instructors guide you through a review of settlements in the early days of North America with quick and engaging videos that make your test prep fun and easy. Your time will be well spent reviewing:

  • The Jamestown settlement
  • The Plymouth Rock settlement and the Mayflower
  • Puritans founding of the New England colonies
  • Life in the 13 original colonies
  • Slave trade's presence in colonial America

It's easy to prepare for the MTTC History exam with these entertaining and short lessons. These videos feature dynamic animations and graphics and are presented in bite-sized chunks, making it easy to retain critical info for the exam. You'll also find lesson transcripts that you can use to reference vocabulary for additional study before the exam.

Objectives of the MTTC History: Early North American Settlements Chapter

Michigan requires the MTTC History exam for all aspiring history teachers completing the teacher licensing process. The exam is in a multiple-choice format and covers four different subareas of history. Questions about early North American settlements can be found in the U.S. history subarea, which includes about one third of the questions on the exam. Prepare for the format of the questions, as well as their content, by passing the self-assessment quizzes that accompany our lessons.

5 Lessons in Chapter 29: MTTC History: Early North American Settlements
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The Settlement of Jamestown Colony

1. The Settlement of Jamestown Colony

In 1607, the London Company settled the colony of Jamestown. The settlers overcame many odds to become the first permanent, English settlement in North America. In this lesson, learn about the failures and successes of Jamestown before it was taken over by the Crown.

The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement

2. The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement

Find out how much you know about the Pilgrims and their voyage. In this lesson, you'll learn about the misplaced Plymouth Colony, its escaped indentured servants, and the Wampanoag Indians who saved their lives.

The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies

3. The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies

Learn about the people and motives that led to the founding of Massachusetts Bay Colony, as well as the growth and internal dissent that led to the establishment of Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America

4. The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America

What was it like to live in America during the colonial period? Just like today, it depended where you were. Learn about the factors that categorized all of the American colonies, as well as the differences between the northern, middle and southern colonies.

Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

5. Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

In this lesson, you'll learn a little about the slave trade, the growth and characteristics of slavery in the colonial period - including laws regulating the institution and the population of free blacks in the English colonies.

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