Ch 20: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Colonizing the New World

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Get reacquainted with the colonization of the New World by watching the engaging videos in this chapter. The lessons, self-assessment quizzes and chapter exam can help you study for the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) assessment.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Colonizing the New World - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to give you a complete overview of the colonization of the New World to help you prepare for the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) assessment. Reviewing the video lessons can ensure you're prepare for questions on:

  • Describing Native American history
  • Analyzing the Inca civilization and Pizarro
  • Understanding North American Indians before the arrival of Europeans
  • Explaining the effects of European colonization
  • Providing a description of New Spain

Make the process of studying for the exam simple by using the lessons as a primary tool for learning more about the colonization of the New World. Watch the videos in any sequence and revisit them as often as needed to ensure you have fully absorbed the materials.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Colonizing the New World Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Colonizing the New World chapter can help you study for the assessment in a variety of ways. One is by providing insight into topics covered in the U.S. history subarea of the assessment, which is one of seven subareas and constitutes approximately 18% of the total test. By gaining insight into some of the topics covered in this subarea, you get that much closer to earning a passing score of 220 and ensuring you're ready to add social studies to your Michigan teaching certification and teach it in the secondary-level classroom.

The test features 100 multiple-choice questions and can be taken on paper or computer. After reviewing videos that cover the colonization of the New World in this chapter, you can take self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam to gauge your comprehension of the materials. If you want to review specific topics within the videos, utilize timelines available with each lesson. Any questions you have about this chapter can be submitted to an instructor who is ready to help.

5 Lessons in Chapter 20: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Colonizing the New World
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Native American History: Origins of Early People in the Americas

1. Native American History: Origins of Early People in the Americas

Because the first humans and civilizations got their start in Africa and the Middle East, historians and anthropologists have had to figure out how Native Americans got to the Americas. In this lesson we look at the three prevailing theories of the earliest migration to the New World.

The Inca Civilization and Pizarro: Pre-Columbian South America

2. The Inca Civilization and Pizarro: Pre-Columbian South America

The Incan Empire was an amazing empire of the early Americas. Their accomplishments rival those of many other great empires, but they were defeated by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in only a few years.

Pre-Columbian Civilization: North American Indians Before Europeans

3. Pre-Columbian Civilization: North American Indians Before Europeans

Watch this video for an overview of the cultural groups of Native Americans as they lived at the time of first contact with Europeans. Some of these groupings, like the tribes of the plains, changed so much due to the addition of European influences, such as horses, that there is only conjecture as to how exactly they lived before European contact.

Effects of European Colonization: Christopher Columbus and Native Americans

4. Effects of European Colonization: Christopher Columbus and Native Americans

The earliest explorers in the Western Hemisphere left a legacy that would shape the development of the Americas permanently. No matter what they came looking for, Europeans left behind death, horses, and metal.

New Spain: Spanish Explorers and Spanish Colonies

5. New Spain: Spanish Explorers and Spanish Colonies

Who are the most well-known explorers and conquistadors of the New World? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the most infamous explorers. We'll discover the difference between explorers and conquistadors, and then learn about the encomienda system.

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