Ch 21: NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I: Modern History

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This chapter can help you understand the events that occurred during modern history. With these video lessons and quizzes, you can recall material on key revolution periods as you prepare for the NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I exam.

NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I: Modern History- Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter help you understand key events that occurred in modern history so you can be prepared for any related questions that may appear on the NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I examination. When you complete this chapter, you should be familiar with topics such as:

  • Effects of the Scientific Revolution on society
  • Breakthroughs in medicine and chemistry
  • Westernization of Japan
  • Achievements and reign of Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Agricultural Revolution
  • First Industrial Revolution and some of its inventions
  • Slave trade in Africa
  • The People's Republic of China

Experienced instructors teach these lessons to you in an informative and illustrative manner. These concise and engaging video lessons will help you prepare for the NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I exam. When going through the lessons, if you ever find yourself stuck on a certain topic or lesson, our instructors are here to help you. Instead of working through it alone, you can ask our instructors for clarification on any questions that you might have.

9 Lessons in Chapter 21: NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I: Modern History
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Effects of the Scientific Revolution

1. 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.

Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples & Empiricism

2. Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples & Empiricism

In this lesson, we explore the medical and chemical breakthroughs which occurred in the 16th and 17th centuries as part of the era's increased emphasis on empiricism and the concurring Scientific Revolution.

The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

3. The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

In this lesson, we explore the opening of Japan to Western trade by Commodore Matthew Perry in the mid-18th century. We'll then look at the ensuing westernization of the country in the Meiji period.

Napoleon Bonaparte: Rise to Power and Early Reforms

4. Napoleon Bonaparte: Rise to Power and Early Reforms

In this lesson, we explore the rise to power of one of France's greatest rulers, Napoleon Bonaparte, and his subsequent achievements during the first few years of his rule up until he was crowned Emperor in 1804.

The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects

5. The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects

The Agricultural Revolution was a period of technological improvement and increased crop productivity that occurred during the 18th and early 19th centuries in Europe. In this lesson, learn the timeline, causes, effects and major inventions that spurred this shift in production.

Causes of the First Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

6. Causes of the First Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

The Industrial Revolution was a period when new sources of energy, such as coal and steam, were used to power new machines designed to reduce human labor and increase production. The move to a more industrial society would forever change the face of labor.

Inventions of the Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

7. Inventions of the Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

Although many factors influenced the first Industrial Revolution, the progress made by several inventors was essential. In this lesson, learn about the innovators who helped to spur the Industrial Revolution forward.

The Slave Trade in Africa

8. The Slave Trade in Africa

The enslavement of Africans for work in American fields remains one of the darkest spots on the colonial period. This lesson explains how it evolved in the earliest days of the colonial period.

The People's Republic of China: Politics & Economy

9. The People's Republic of China: Politics & Economy

The People's Republic of China was established in 1949. Since that time, the politics and economy of this country have shifted course several times, mainly due to the leaders of the country and their vastly different goals.

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