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Ch 60: MTTC History: Political Ideologies & Philosophy

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Simplify your preparation for the MTTC History exam by watching these short and engaging videos on political philosophies and ideologies. Review the history of various ideologies and examine their impact on politics.

MTTC History: Political Ideologies and Philosophy - Chapter Summary

Use our quick and fun videos to review the concepts that you'll be tested on when you take the MTTC History exam. Video lessons in this chapter cover critical concepts about political theory approaches and different political ideologies, including:

  • Normative and empirical approaches to political theory
  • Overview of political ideologies
  • Influence of liberalism and conservatism
  • Philosophy of libertarianism
  • Communism's similarities to socialism
  • History of anarchism
  • Fascism's influence on politics
  • Importance of feminism in politics

You'll easily recognize these concepts on the exam after watching the short, yet informative video lessons in this chapter. The subject experts who teach these lessons break down each topic into small chunks, helping you to retain critical information about various political ideologies. If your knowledge of this topic is rusty, watch all the lessons in this chapter, but if you just need a refresher on specific ideologies for the exam, you can select only the videos you want to watch.

Objectives of the MTTC History: Political Ideologies and Philosophy Chapter

The MTTC History exam assesses your ability to comprehend important concepts required to teach history in Michigan. This exam is a step in the teacher licensure process and features multiple-choice questions covering four subareas. About 24% of the exam focuses on interdisciplinary perspectives, which is where you'll find questions about political ideologies and philosophy.

Each of our lessons features a self-assessment quiz that mirrors the format of the questions on the exam. Use these quizzes to get familiar with the test format and to check your knowledge of the topics you'll be asked about.

9 Lessons in Chapter 60: MTTC History: Political Ideologies & Philosophy
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Approaches to Political Theory: Normative and Empirical

1. Approaches to Political Theory: Normative and Empirical

Theories attempt to explain the world around us. In this lesson, you'll learn about political theory. An overview of the normative and empirical approaches to political theory will also be examined. A short quiz follows.

What Is a Political Ideology?

2. What Is a Political Ideology?

Nearly every opinion on the appropriateness or inappropriateness of government policy, ranging from welfare to gun control, is a reflection of a person's political ideology. In this lesson, you learn about political ideology and its importance.

Liberalism: History, Ideology, and Influence

3. Liberalism: History, Ideology, and Influence

Liberalism is one of the great political traditions of the Western world and the dominant political ideology in the United States. In this lesson, you'll learn about the history of liberalism, its major tenets and its influence.

Conservatism: History, Ideology, and Influence

4. Conservatism: History, Ideology, and Influence

Conservatism is one of the major political philosophies of the Western world. In this lesson, you'll learn about its major tenets, its history and its influence. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Libertarianism: History and Philosophy

5. Libertarianism: History and Philosophy

If you hold liberty above all other values, you might just be a libertarian. In this lesson, you'll learn about libertarianism, including what it is, its general principles and its history. A short quiz follows.

Communism vs. Socialism: Similarities & Differences

6. Communism vs. Socialism: Similarities & Differences

People often confuse socialism and communism. In this lesson, you'll learn about the differences and similarities between each of these theories. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Anarchism: History and Philosophy

7. Anarchism: History and Philosophy

Some form of government has been around for the entire period of recorded human history. However, some people don't think government is necessary. In this lesson, you'll learn about anarchism, its philosophy and its history.

Fascism: History, Ideology, and Influence

8. Fascism: History, Ideology, and Influence

Fascism is a political ideology that literally wreaked havoc across the globe in the first part of the 20th century. In this lesson, you'll learn about what fascism is, its history and its influence. A short quiz follows.

Feminism: History, Ideology, and Impact in Politics

9. Feminism: History, Ideology, and Impact in Politics

Feminism was one of the great political and social movements of the 19th and 20th century. In this lesson, you'll learn about feminism, its ideology, some of its important history and its political impact.

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