Ch 36: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Post-War World

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Increase your capacity to teach students about the post-war world when you revisit pertinent topics through this chapter's online video lessons. These lessons can help you prepare for the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) examination.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Post-War World - Chapter Summary

This chapter's easy-to-follow video lessons can prepare you for the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) examination by highlighting some topics you must master to qualify for social studies teaching certification in Michigan. Utilize the chapter to strengthen your awareness of the changes and major developments in Europe, Asia and America during the post-war years. The video lessons might help you with:

  • Describing the events leading to the Berlin Airlift and the Marshall Plan
  • Focusing on Japan's reconstruction efforts
  • Understanding the events that resulted in the descent of the Iron Curtain
  • Outlining America's post-war foreign and domestic policies
  • Discovering more about America's culture during the 1940s and 1950s
  • Examining America's post-war counter-culture

Taught by experienced social studies instructors, these online video lessons are short, engaging and educational. You'll have the benefit of self-paced study along with the ability to submit questions about areas you need more clarity on. Video tags can also assist you in navigating the animated lessons. When you take the self-assessment quizzes, you'll be able to determine your readiness for the questions on the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) examination.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Post-War World Objectives

You'll find topics pertaining to the post-war world within the U.S. History sub-area of the seven sub-area MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) examination. Showcase what you learned in this chapter by providing accurate answers to questions about topics such as post-war America and post-war Asia while you pursue a Michigan social studies teaching endorsement. This examination is available in both a computer-based and paper-based format and both tests consist of 100 multiple-choice questions. There is a four hour and 30 minute time limit for test candidates taking the paper-based test, while those taking the computerized test only have two hours and 30 minutes.

6 Lessons in Chapter 36: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Post-War World
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Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

1. Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

In this lesson, we will learn about the Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift. We will examine the conditions in postwar Europe that resulted in these events, and we will understand why they are important.

Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

2. Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

In this lesson, we will examine post-war Asia. We will specifically focus on the partition of Korea, and the occupation and reconstruction of Japan. We will understand why these events took place, and how their impact is felt to this day.

Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

3. Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

In this lesson, we will learn about some of the dynamic events that followed World War II in Eastern Europe. We will explore the descent of the Iron Curtain, and learn about the formation of the Eastern Bloc states.

Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

4. Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

In this lesson, we will learn about American politics in the post-war era. We will highlight the broad contours of foreign and domestic policies, and learn how Americans planned to deal with the challenges of an increasingly complex world.

Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

5. Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

In this lesson, we will explore American postwar culture. We will learn what life was like throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s by highlighting important cultural trends.

The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

6. The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

In this lesson we will explore the counter-culture of the postwar era. We will examine the groups and individuals who defied the conventions of mainstream society.

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