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Ch 37: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Cold War

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As you prepare for the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) exam, complete the activities in this chapter to review what you know about the conflicts and domestic effects of the Cold War.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Cold War - Chapter Summary

With this chapter, improve your understanding of the conflicts of the Cold War and their effects on domestic life. Watch these short, engaging videos to review the domestic and foreign policies of Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy during this era. Each lesson is taught by an expert instructors and is mobile device compatible so that you may have an effective and portable way of reviewing:

  • Causes and early events of the Cold War
  • Timeline of the Korean War
  • McCarthyism and the Red Scare
  • The effects of the Cold War on everyday life in America
  • Policies of Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy during the Cold War
  • Causes and conflicts of the Vietnam War

After watching these videos, complete the lesson quizzes to find topics you haven't mastered then use video tags to return to the locations of the lessons that discussed them. Following this review, test your overall understanding of the Cold War by taking the chapter exam.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Cold War Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) test is the certification exam used to assess future high school social studies teachers understanding of secondary social studies concepts. This exam is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions, administered in a 4.5-hours testing session. Of these questions, 18% are on world history and another 18% are related to U.S. history. Use this chapter to prepare for some of the questions in these domains to ask you about the causes and effects of the Cold War.

7 Lessons in Chapter 37: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Cold War
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The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

1. The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

The period of distrust between the Soviet Union and United States was known as the Cold War. Learn about the origins of the era, essential events and the shaping of the national security state.

The Korean War: Causes, Effects and The United Nations

2. The Korean War: Causes, Effects and The United Nations

In this lesson, we will examine the Korean War. We will explore the events leading up to the war, some of its most important battles, and also highlight the key themes associated with it.

McCarthyism and the Red Scare: Definition, Causes & Effects

3. McCarthyism and the Red Scare: Definition, Causes & Effects

The fear of communism, known as the Red Scare, led to a national witch hunt for suspected communist supporters, which was known as McCarthyism. Learn about the rise of McCarthyism and the Red Scare, the impact of McCarthyism on American society and the legacy of the short-lived fear campaign.

The Cold War in America: Effects on Everyday Life

4. The Cold War in America: Effects on Everyday Life

Fear of communism and nuclear annihilation spread throughout the United States during the Cold War. Learn about the effects of the Cold War on everyday life and the determination of Americans to prepare for and combat the communist menace.

Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War

5. Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War

President Dwight D. Eisenhower entered office during an amplified period of the Cold War. Learn about Eisenhower's domestic and foreign agenda in dealing with the Cold War during the 1950s.

John F. Kennedy and the Cold War

6. John F. Kennedy and the Cold War

Upon entering office in 1961, President John F. Kennedy was tasked with the challenge of maintaining the upper hand in the United States' battle against communism. Learn about Kennedy's successes and failures in handling the Cold War.

The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

7. The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

The Vietnam War was the longest and most polarizing conflict in the history of the United States. Learn about the causes of the war as well as its effects on the United States.

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