Ch 15: NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I: Principles of Citizenship

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Learn more about the principles of citizenship by going over the lessons included in this chapter. The lessons will prove especially useful if you're about to take the NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I.

NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I: Principles of Citizenship - Chapter Summary

When taking the New Mexico Teacher Assessments (NMTA) Elementary Education Subtest I, you'll likely come across a few questions assessing you on the principles of citizenship. If you want to bolster your understanding of this topic, you can go over this chapter for relevant lessons. The lessons are divided into different subtopics, such as:

  • Citizenship in civil society
  • Characteristics of freedom of speech
  • Understanding freedom of religion
  • Principles of law and order
  • The right to privacy
  • The right to bear arms
  • Different types of elections

The lessons will help you learn about this topic in a way that is comprehensive and easy to understand. If you need anything explained to you further, you may submit your questions to our specialists and they will help you as they are able. The lessons also contain practice quizzes that will help you prepare for taking the exam itself.

9 Lessons in Chapter 15: NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I: Principles of Citizenship
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Civil Society and Citizenship

1. Civil Society and Citizenship

Citizenship and civil society are important concepts in the study of political science. In this lesson, you'll learn what citizenship is and what it means for people that hold it. You'll also learn about the important role of civil society in a democracy.

Freedom of Speech, Press & Assembly: Definition, Importance & Limitations

2. Freedom of Speech, Press & Assembly: Definition, Importance & Limitations

In this lesson, we will learn about the freedom of speech, press and assembly. We will take a closer look at the rationale behind these freedoms and the specific clauses of freedom of speech, press and assembly and what they mean to society today.

What is Freedom of Religion? - Definition, History & Importance

3. What is Freedom of Religion? - Definition, History & Importance

In this lesson, we will learn about the freedom of religion. We will take a closer look at the rationale behind the freedom, the specific clauses of the freedom of religion and what it means to society today.

Law and Order: Procedural Rights of the Accused

4. Law and Order: Procedural Rights of the Accused

In this lesson, we will learn about the procedural rights of the accused. We will look at how these rights are defined and what they mean to our justice system today.

The Right to Privacy: Definition & Examples

5. The Right to Privacy: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about the right of privacy. We will take a closer look at the right, what it includes and what it means to society today.

The Right to Bear Arms: History, Pros & Cons

6. The Right to Bear Arms: History, Pros & Cons

In this lesson, we will learn about the right to bear arms. We will take a closer look at the right to find out what it includes and what it means to society today.

Direct vs. Indirect Elections

7. Direct vs. Indirect Elections

In this lesson, we explore the difference between indirect and direct elections. You will gain insight about what is meant by the Electoral College when you vote for president and how this differs from a popular vote.

Voting: Costs and Benefits

8. Voting: Costs and Benefits

In a country as large as the United States, it's highly unlikely that one person's vote will decide the outcome of a presidential election. Does this mean the costs of voting outweigh the benefits? This lesson explores this question.

Origins of Civil Liberties in the United States: History & Timeline

9. Origins of Civil Liberties in the United States: History & Timeline

In this lesson, we will learn about the origin of civil liberties in the United States. We will take a closer look at where the civil liberties came from, what they entail and what they mean to society today.

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