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Ch 20: NMTA: Settling North America

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Let us show you the important facts and events about the settlement of North America that you will need to know for the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science exam. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes combine to give you a powerful approach to studying the material, so you are prepared to answer questions on this topic on the test.

NMTA Middle Grades Social Science: Settling North America - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons found within this chapter to structure your review of the settlement of North America, so that you are better prepared for the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science exam. The videos go over all the topics you need to know about the following:

  • North American exploration and the failed colonies of England and France
  • New France, New Netherlands and New Sweden
  • The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock settlement
  • Role of the Puritans and the founding of the colonies of New England
  • Growth in the southern and middle colonies
  • Life in the 13 colonies
  • The rise of the slave trade in colonial America

Our knowledgeable instructors present all the important facts and events, highlighting the most important elements in preparation for the test. You can test your understanding of this material by taking the cumulative exam once you complete all the lessons of this chapter. By having the material presented to you in a multiple of ways, it becomes clearer and easier to learn.

NMTA Middle Grades Social Science: Settling North America Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Middle Grades Social Science exam is a comprehensive test of your knowledge of many areas of social science, specifically, history, geography and culture, government and economics. Your test score will be used to decide if you can be licensed as a social sciences teacher in the state of New Mexico. The lessons in this Settling North America chapter fall within Domain I: History, accounting for half of the test questions. The video lessons will help refresh your memory on all the important topics, and the self-assessment quizzes will enable you to see how much you recall and also practice answering questions like those on the test.

The test itself is made up of 150 multiple-choice items. Each one presents a passage or question followed by several response alternatives. From these, you must select the correct answer.

9 Lessons in Chapter 20: NMTA: Settling North America
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North American Exploration & Failed Colonies of France & England

1. North American Exploration & Failed Colonies of France & England

Between 1497 and 1607, the rulers and leading citizens of European nations fought to establish their own empires in North America, as Spain had been doing for 100 years in South America. Learn about influential explorers and their failed attempts to establish their own New World colonies.

The Settlement of Jamestown Colony

2. The Settlement of Jamestown Colony

In 1607, the London Company settled the colony of Jamestown. The settlers overcame many odds to become the first permanent, English settlement in North America. In this lesson, learn about the failures and successes of Jamestown before it was taken over by the Crown.

New France, New Netherlands & New Sweden: North American Settlements

3. New France, New Netherlands & New Sweden: North American Settlements

Spain and England weren't the only European nations trying to establish colonies in the New World. The French had a foothold for more than a century, and the Dutch and Swedish fought for their own places in America.

The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement

4. The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement

Find out how much you know about the Pilgrims and their voyage. In this lesson, you'll learn about the misplaced Plymouth Colony, its escaped indentured servants, and the Wampanoag Indians who saved their lives.

The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies

5. The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies

Learn about the people and motives that led to the founding of Massachusetts Bay Colony, as well as the growth and internal dissent that led to the establishment of Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

The Southern Colonies: Settlement and Growth

6. The Southern Colonies: Settlement and Growth

What led to the use of slavery and the creation of different colonies? In this lesson, learn about the unique purposes and patterns of settlement, growth and society in the southern colonies (Virginia, Maryland, the Carolinas, and Georgia).

The Middle Colonies: New York, Delaware, New Jersey & Pennsylvania

7. The Middle Colonies: New York, Delaware, New Jersey & Pennsylvania

Learn about the unique identity and diversity of the middle colonies that led America to be called a melting pot. English control of the middle colonies began with the takeover of New Netherland, from which all of the other middle colonies can trace their beginnings.

The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America

8. The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America

What was it like to live in America during the colonial period? Just like today, it depended where you were. Learn about the factors that categorized all of the American colonies, as well as the differences between the northern, middle and southern colonies.

Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

9. Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

In this lesson, you'll learn a little about the slave trade, the growth and characteristics of slavery in the colonial period - including laws regulating the institution and the population of free blacks in the English colonies.

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