Ch 35: NES: Post-War World

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Review this chapter to study for questions on the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam regarding the descent of the Iron Curtain, Berlin Airlift, Korea's partition, reconstruction of Japan and American politics and life following the end of World War II.

NES: Post-War World - Chapter Summary

Watch these lessons to prepare for questions on the National Evaluation Series (NES) Middle Grades Social Science exam about the events that followed World War II and the political and cultural state of post-war America. These lessons are taught by our expert instructors and are mobile device-compatible so you can have an effective and portable way to review:

  • The Berlin Airlift and the Marshall Plan of post-war Europe
  • Korea's partition and the reconstruction of Japan in post-war Asia
  • Post-war Eastern Europe and the Decent of the Iron Curtain
  • Post-war American politics and culture
  • The counter-culture of post-war America

Take the lesson quizzes to find topics you don't understand, then use the video tags to return to the parts of the lessons that explain them. If you find a topic you can't quite master, ask our instructors for assistance through the 'teacher' tab. After you have completed all of the lessons and quizzes of the chapter, test your overall understanding of the material with the practice chapter exam.

NES: Post-War World Objectives

The objective of the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam is to determine if aspiring middle grades social science teachers know what they need to know about the subject. It includes 150 multiple-choice questions that you will be given 3 hours to complete. Of the material covered on the test, 50% is about historical topics and may include some questions about the post-war world.

6 Lessons in Chapter 35: NES: 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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