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Ch 11: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment

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Prepare for the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) exam by reviewing these lessons on people and events of the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment periods. Get realistic test practice by completing the chapter test.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment - Chapter Summary

As you work through this chapter, you will get a refresher on key topics associated with the Enlightenment and the scientific revolution. Our dedicated instructors will help you prepare for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Social Studies (Secondary) exam with engaging videos, each around five to ten minutes long. The particular topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Events and leaders during the Scientific Revolution
  • The Scientific Revolution's effects on society
  • Thinkers and thoughts of the Enlightenment
  • Despots in Europe and Russia during Enlightenment

The videos also come with complete lesson transcripts to review key terms, people, and events as well as a self-correcting lesson quiz to check your understanding. Be sure to take the chapter test to practice with questions very similar to those you'll find on the real exam. Jump back to specific portions of lessons where you need further review using the handy timeline tags within the videos.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) exam is administered on computer and paper. The paper exam includes 100 multiple-choice questions, which you have 4.5 hours to complete. The computer-based exam has the same number of questions but comes with a 2.5-hour limit.

The content of this chapter falls within the World History subarea of the exam, which accounts for approximately 18% of the test questions. Here we specifically address requirements within objective 004, which focuses on events and circumstances during historical Eras 5 and 6.

5 Lessons in Chapter 11: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment
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The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

1. The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

In this lesson we explore the Scientific Revolution and the controversy which surrounds the very term. Additionally, we learn about just a few of the most important thinkers of the period who laid the foundation for our modern understanding of the world.

Effects of the Scientific Revolution

2. Effects of the Scientific Revolution

In this lesson, we explore the philosophical, religious, and cultural effects of the Scientific Revolution on Early Modern society - effects that forever changed the Western view of the universe and humanity's place within it.

The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

3. The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

In this lesson, we discuss the varied and diverse 18th-century intellectual movement known as the Enlightenment. In addition to exploring its background and nature, we highlight several of the era's chief philosophers and their ideas.

Enlightened Despots in France, Austria & Prussia: Reforms & Goals

4. Enlightened Despots in France, Austria & Prussia: Reforms & Goals

In this lesson we explore the term 'Enlightened Despotism' and how it pertains to the domestic politics of several 18th-century Western and Central European nations.

Enlightened Despots in Russia: Reforms & Goals

5. Enlightened Despots in Russia: Reforms & Goals

In this lesson, we explore the term enlightened despotism and the two rulers that most closely resemble enlightened despots in eighteenth-century Russia, Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.

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