Ch 4: MTTC History: The Bronze & Iron Ages

About This Chapter

We can help you understand the salient events that took place during the Bronze and Iron Ages. You can use these video lessons and self-assessment quizzes to learn how to correctly answer questions on this historical time periods on the MTTC History Exam.

MTTC History: The Bronze and Iron Ages - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter can help you remember and understand the historical milestones that took place during the Bronze and Iron Ages as part of your preparation for the MTTC History exam. The videos review all the historical events that occurred during that time period, including:

  • Timeline of the Bronze Age
  • Changes in ancient Egypt during the Bronze Age
  • Greece during the Bronze Age
  • The collapse of the Bronze Age
  • The transition between the Bronze Age to the Iron Age

Our experienced instructors review each topic thoroughly and help you understand the highlights you will need to know for the test. Our multiple approaches make the material easier to learn and enjoyable.

Objectives of the MTTC History: The Bronze and Iron Ages Chapter

The MTTC History exam is a comprehensive test that evaluates your understanding of American and world history from ancient times up through the present day. A passing grade on this exam, which is at least 220, is needed for licensure as a history teacher in the state of Michigan. The topics related to the Bronze and Iron Ages fall within the World History subarea of the test. which comprise 33% of the test items. By taking our self-assessment quizzes, you will have an introduction to the type of questions you are likely to see on the actual exam.

The MTTC History test consists of 100 multiple-choice items in which you are required to select the correct answer from several possibilities that are given to you. It may be taken as either a paper-and-pencil exam or a computer-based test.

5 Lessons in Chapter 4: MTTC History: The Bronze & Iron Ages
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Bronze Age: Timeline & Explanation

1. Bronze Age: Timeline & Explanation

When metallurgists discovered tin could be combined with copper to create a stronger metal, bronze became invaluable in the creation of weapons and tools. The Bronze Age is the time in which bronze was the primary material used in many cultures.

Ancient Egypt in the Bronze Age

2. Ancient Egypt in the Bronze Age

This lecture first compares the natural features of the Nile valley to those of Mesopotamia, enumerating the advantages that geography offered the Egyptians. This is followed by a brief discussion of why Egyptian material culture survives while so much of Mesopotamian culture has been lost. The lecture ends with a a whirlwind tour through 3,000 years of Egyptian history broken up into traditional historical periods.

Bronze Age Greece: Schliemann's Quest for Troy

3. Bronze Age Greece: Schliemann's Quest for Troy

This lecture covers the history of Bronze Age Greece, beginning with the discovery of its greatest city, Mycenae, by Heinrich Schliemann, emphasizing that the quest to find these cities was inspired by works of classical literature. It then describes the architecture of Mycenae and some of the relics found there. Finally, the lesson examines the Mycenaean achievement and its place in Western history.

The Bronze Age Collapse: History & Concept

4. The Bronze Age Collapse: History & Concept

In this lesson we explore the Bronze Age Collapse, one of the most tumultuous time periods in ancient history. Characterized by a fast and marked decrease in urban life, the Collapse set many civilizations back several centuries.

Iron vs. Bronze: History of Metallurgy

5. Iron vs. Bronze: History of Metallurgy

This lecture explores the transition from the bronze age to the iron age. The difficulties of working with iron are enumerated. The properties of iron and steel are compared to those of bronze. Finally the implications for this transition on civilization are considered.

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