Ch 45: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Dispersal of Humans & Culture

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From this chapter's lessons, you'll receive a good review of human migration and related content. Issues discussed in the chapter align with the geography subarea of the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) exam.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Dispersal of Humans & Culture - Chapter Summary

Watch the chapter's fun video lessons to make sure you're up to speed on various migrations of humans over time, different human origin models and more. Once you've finished the chapter, you will have gotten a chance to strengthen your familiarity with these potential MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) exam question topics:

  • Theories for human migration in prehistoric times
  • The forced migration and labor migration types
  • Push and pull factors for emigration
  • Characteristics of the regional continuity human origin model
  • The replacement and partial replacement models of human origin
  • How climate and geography influence civilizations
  • Different cultural evolution theories

After viewing any video lesson, you can easily backtrack to see a segment another time using the video tags. Check the strength of your grip on the lessons' major concepts by completing the readily available practice quizzes.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Dispersal of Humans & Culture Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) test's purpose is deciding if your content knowledge meets the standards to teach social studies in Michigan. Your understanding of material in this chapter will be assessed on the exam via multiple-choice questions. The geography subarea is the part of the exam that'll produce any questions concerning this chapter's info and makes up 18% of your score.

10 Lessons in Chapter 45: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): 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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