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Ch 16: NMTA: Between the World Wars

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The NMTA Middle Grades Social Science exam has been replaced with the NES Middle Grades Social Science test. Include in your preparation for this certification exam these lesson videos that help you review the events that took place after WWI and set the stage for WWII.

NMTA: Between the World Wars - Chapter Summary

View the lessons in this chapter to refresh your memory of the events that followed the First World War and led the way to the second. Watch our professional instructors as they discuss the events that unfolded across the globe in this series of short, engaging lesson videos. Use these videos to review:

  • Global democracy after 1919
  • Collapse of the Weimar Republic
  • The resistance in Turkey and India between the world wars
  • Causes and impact of the Great Depression in the U.S. and Europe
  • Conflicts in Asia
  • The rise of Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin and Adolph Hitler
  • Effects of the Spanish Civil War

In addition to watching these videos, take the lesson quizzes and chapter exam to test your knowledge of the events that unfolded after WWI and set the foundation for the events of WWII. When you find subjects you don't know or need further study of, secure your understanding of them by returning to the main points in the videos with the jump feature on the timeline. This feature allows you to skip over the material you've already mastered. If you feel you would benefit from an alternative review of the material, read over the lesson transcripts, which highlight key terms in bold.

NMTA: Between the World Wars Objectives

The National Evaluation Series (NES) Middle Grades Social Science is used to test future middle grades educators' knowledge about middle-school level topics in history, geography, government, economics and culture. When you take this computer-based certification exam, you will be given 150 multiple-choice questions to complete in a 3-hour testing session. Fifty percent of the questions you will see will be about historical events, including those that took place between the two world wars. Improve your knowledge of these events by completing the lessons and quizzes in this chapter.

10 Lessons in Chapter 16: NMTA: Between the World Wars
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Gains of Global Democracy After 1919: History & Summary

1. Gains of Global Democracy After 1919: History & Summary

In this lesson we briefly discuss the end of WWI and explore the proliferation of new states that occurred with the collapse of several central and eastern European empires.

The Weimar Republic: Strengths, Weaknesses & Collapse

2. The Weimar Republic: Strengths, Weaknesses & Collapse

In this lesson, we explore the Weimar Republic, the democratic government which governed Germany in between World War I and the rise of the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler.

Resistance in Turkey and India Between World Wars

3. Resistance in Turkey and India Between World Wars

In this lesson, we explore the resistance movements to western colonialism in both Turkey and India. Though both experienced colonialism via extremely different circumstances, both exhibited nationalist movements that opposed foreign rule.

Response to the Great Depression: Governmental Policies in the US, Britain & France

4. Response to the Great Depression: Governmental Policies in the US, Britain & France

In this lesson, we explore the greatest economic catastrophe of the 20th century, the Great Depression, as well as U.S., British, and French responses to the crisis.

Interwar Conflict in Asia Between World Wars: History & Response

5. Interwar Conflict in Asia Between World Wars: History & Response

In this lesson, we discuss Japan and China and the disparate fortunes of the two nations during the interwar period, including Japanese military aggression toward China.

The Rise of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism: Facts & Timeline

6. The Rise of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism: Facts & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the rise of fascism in interwar Italy, as led by Il Duce, Benito Mussolini. Mussolini's oppressive, totalitarian regime fell during WWII.

The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies

7. The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies

In this lesson, we explore the brutal rule of Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union, from 1928 to 1953. Stalin radically transformed the economy of the Soviet Union, while also terrorizing its people.

Hitler's Third Reich: Rise to Power, History & Collapse

8. Hitler's Third Reich: Rise to Power, History & Collapse

In this lesson, we explore the rise of Hitler's Third Reich, its domination of German society in the 1930s, and the world war it began which eventually led to its downfall.

The Spanish Civil War & the Influence of Foreign Powers: Definition, Summary & Timeline

9. The Spanish Civil War & the Influence of Foreign Powers: Definition, Summary & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the Spanish Civil War that broke out between nationalists and socialists in Spain in the 1930s. In the aftermath, General Francisco Franco instituted a fascist dictatorship.

Japanese Imperialism: Territorial Acquisitions & Wars

10. Japanese Imperialism: Territorial Acquisitions & Wars

In this lesson, we will learn about Japanese imperialism. We will highlight the major territorial acquisitions and the wars that expanded the Japanese Empire.

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