Ch 59: NMTA: Electoral Systems

About This Chapter

Review what you need to know about electoral systems to effectively answer questions on your teacher certification exam. This chapter's short video lessons provide the review necessary to help you pass the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science test.

NMTA: Electoral Systems - Chapter Summary

Recollect the major elements of electoral systems prior to taking the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science examination. This chapter explains the United States Electoral College, and it closely examines elections processes. Watch each of the chapter's videos in order to:

  • Understand how districts gain representation
  • Define the popular vote
  • Differentiate between direct and indirect elections
  • Identify the contrasts between plurality voting systems and majority-based elections
  • Explore runoff voting, primary elections and the recall process

Although you may have studied these topics in college, this chapter can be a convenient online tutorial resource that readies you for some of the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science examination's questions. Led by experienced educators, the lessons include video tags for navigating the lessons and handy written transcripts that mirror the videos. You'll find brief self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson.

NMTA: Electoral Systems Chapter Objectives

Demonstrate your ability to understand the terms and processes related to electoral systems when you reach the four-domain NMTA Middle Grades Social Science examination's Government domain. The section is worth approximately 19% of the test score. Applying what you reviewed in this chapter and providing accurate answers on other areas of the examination could lead to your earning a social science teaching certification in New Mexico. The three-hour examination is computer-based and consists of 150 multiple-choice questions.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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