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Ch 35: NMTA: Post-War World

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This chapter examines the cultures and political policies that were prevalent after World War II ended. Watch the online video lessons and further your comprehension as you get ready to take the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science examination.

NMTA - Post-War World - Chapter Summary

The online videos in this chapter can be used as a study resource that prepares you for the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science examination. They outline some of the major events of Asia, Europe, America and the Soviet Union after World War II. Refresh your memory of the development of the Marshall Plan, the reconstruction of Japan and the implementation of America's post-war foreign policy strategies. Review the videos so that you can:

  • Describe the conditions of post-war Europe
  • Recall the importance of the Berlin Airlift
  • Discuss the partition of Korea and the development of the Republic of Korea
  • Understand the origins and descent of the Iron Curtain
  • Detail America's foreign and domestic policies during the new era
  • Learn more about American culture during the 1940s and 1950s
  • Explore the groups of America's counter-culture

These and other post-war world topics are covered in the short video lessons. Watch and identify the concepts you need to revisit. The videos include written transcripts, some of which contain links to key terminology or related lessons. Use video tags to pause or navigate the lessons, and submit your related questions to the accomplished instructors. Self-assessment quizzes evaluate your readiness to answer similar questions on the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science examination.

NMTA - Post-War World Objectives

The NMTA Middle Grades Social Science examination is made up of four content domains: History, Geography and Culture, Government, and Economics. It is during the History domain that you'll be required to demonstrate what you learned about the post-war world throughout this chapter and your previous studies. The domain amounts to 50% of the whole examination score. Apply your knowledge on the computer-based examination, and potentially qualify for a social science teaching certification in New Mexico. The four-part examination includes 150 multiple-choice questions. You will be required to observe a three-hour time limit.

6 Lessons in Chapter 35: NMTA: Post-War World
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Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

1. Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

In this lesson, we will learn about the Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift. We will examine the conditions in postwar Europe that resulted in these events, and we will understand why they are important.

Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

2. Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

In this lesson, we will examine post-war Asia. We will specifically focus on the partition of Korea, and the occupation and reconstruction of Japan. We will understand why these events took place, and how their impact is felt to this day.

Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

3. Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

In this lesson, we will learn about some of the dynamic events that followed World War II in Eastern Europe. We will explore the descent of the Iron Curtain, and learn about the formation of the Eastern Bloc states.

Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

4. Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

In this lesson, we will learn about American politics in the post-war era. We will highlight the broad contours of foreign and domestic policies, and learn how Americans planned to deal with the challenges of an increasingly complex world.

Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

5. Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

In this lesson, we will explore American postwar culture. We will learn what life was like throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s by highlighting important cultural trends.

The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

6. The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

In this lesson we will explore the counter-culture of the postwar era. We will examine the groups and individuals who defied the conventions of mainstream society.

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