Ch 52: NMTA: Basic Terms & Concepts of Political Science

About This Chapter

Review the basic terms and concepts of political science. Our video lessons provide an effective and convenient way to study political science for the NES Middle Grades Social Science test, now used in place of the equivalent NMTA test.

NMTA: Basic Terms & Concepts of Political Science - Chapter Summary

Let our instructors reintroduce you to the basics of political science. The lessons in this chapter prepare you for NMTA Middle Grades Social Science test questions related to:

  • Defining the use of representation in political science
  • Examining the agents of political socialization
  • How political culture is affected by public opinion
  • Comparing socialism, communism and mixed economies

These video lessons are less than 10 minutes long each and can be watched anywhere on a laptop, smart phone or tablet. Features such as tags to jump to main ideas within a video, text lessons and multiple-choice lesson quizzes make our lessons a versatile study tool.

NMTA: Basic Terms & Concepts of Political Science Chapter Objectives

Teachers seeking an endorsement to teach middle grades social sciences are required to take the NES Middle Grades Social Science test by the state of New Mexico. The computer-based test consists of 150 multiple choice questions and takes up to 3 hours to complete.

Nineteen percent of the test score is derived from questions about government, which includes political science concepts. Use our lessons and the chapter exam to prepare to answer these questions on the test.

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