Ch 51: MTTC History: The Dispersal of Humans & Culture

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Make your preparations for the MTTC History exam fun and simple with these short lessons on human and cultural dispersion. Get all the info you need to answer questions about these topics on the exam.

MTTC History: The Dispersal of Humans and Culture - Chapter Summary

Watch quick videos that offer a comprehensive and engaging look at the dispersal of humans and culture. These lessons break down all the concepts you'll need to know about for the exam, including:

  • Prehistoric and post-1500s human migrations
  • Contemporary and forced migration patterns
  • Emigration effects
  • Regional continuity and replacement models of human origins
  • Geography and climate influences on people
  • Theories on cultural evolution
  • Human grouping and identity

Studying for the MTTC History exam is easy with these quick and efficient lessons that help you refresh your knowledge of topics you're a little rusty on. Each video takes larger concepts, such as human origin models, and breaks them down into easily digestible chunks that make it easy to retain essential info for the exam.

Objectives of the MTTC History: The Dispersal of Humans and Culture Chapter

To earn a teaching license in Michigan, you'll need to pass the MTTC History exam, which assesses your knowledge of history, geography, economic and political science topics. The exam has four subareas and is offered in a multiple-choice format. Dispersal of humans and culture topics are tested in the interdisciplinary perspectives subarea, which makes up about 24% of the exam. This series of lessons comes with self-assessment quizzes that you can use to prepare for the format of questions you'll see on the exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 51: MTTC History: The Dispersal of Humans & Culture
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Prehistoric Human Migrations: History & Movements

1. Prehistoric Human Migrations: History & Movements

This lesson will seek to explain the theories concerning prehistoric human migration. In doing so, it will highlight the effects of the Ice Age on modern Homo sapiens and their migration into Eurasia and the rest of the globe.

The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

2. The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

This lesson will explain human migration patterns since the 1500s. In doing so, it will highlight the forced migration, as well as the eras of colonization and persecution, industrialization, and 20th century migration.

Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

3. Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

This lesson will seek to explain modern migration. In doing so, it will highlight labor migration, urbanization, and forced migration. It will also highlight the term diaspora.

Emigration: Definition, Characteristics & Effects

4. Emigration: Definition, Characteristics & Effects

This lesson will explain the difference between immigration and emigration. In doing so, it will focus mainly on emigration. It will discuss push and pull factors that contribute to emigration, as well as the concept of remittances.

The Regional Continuity Model of Human Origin: Characteristics, Assertions & Critiques

5. The Regional Continuity Model of Human Origin: Characteristics, Assertions & Critiques

This lesson will seek to explain the Regional Continuity model of human origin. In doing so, it will highlight the theories of Darwin as well as the assertions of the Out of Africa model of origin.

Replacement Model of Human Origin: Attributes, Claims & Arguments

6. Replacement Model of Human Origin: Attributes, Claims & Arguments

This lesson will seek to explain the Replacement model of human origin. In doing so, it will highlight the concept of a theory, the assertions of the Out of Africa model and the theories of Charles Darwin.

Partial Replacement Model of Human Origin: Aspects, Theories & Critiques

7. Partial Replacement Model of Human Origin: Aspects, Theories & Critiques

This lesson will seek to explain the partial replacement model of human origin. In doing so, it will also explain the replacement model, the work of Charles Darwin, and the concept of theory.

Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

8. Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

In this lesson, we will look at the relationship between geography, climate, and civilization. We will learn why civilizations develop in particular regions and how this leads to lifestyle and cultural differences.

Theories of Cultural Evolution: Human Stages, Historical Materialism & Neo-Malthusian

9. Theories of Cultural Evolution: Human Stages, Historical Materialism & Neo-Malthusian

This lesson will seek to explain the theories of cultural evolution. In doing so, it will highlight the works of Edward Tylor, Karl Marx, and the Malthusian catastrophe of Thomas Robert Malthus.

Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender

10. Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender

This lesson will seek to explain the different human groupings of culture, race, ethnicity, and gender. In doing so, it will discuss how these terms are and are not tied to biological and physical traits.

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