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Ch 29: NMTA Social Science: European Life & Trends (1850-1914)

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Let us aid you in your review of European life and how it changed in the latter part of the 19th century. Use these videos and quizzes to prepare for questions on this period on the NMTA Social Science exam.

NMTA Social Science: European Life & Trends (1850-1914) - Chapter Summary

Let this chapter's lessons help you brush up on your knowledge of life in Europe during the half-century or so before World War I. Learn about changes in the economy, government and art as you prepare for the NMTA Social Science exam. After watching these videos, you should be prepared for exam questions on:

  • Citing ways European civilization was changing at the end of the 19th century
  • Describing developments during the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Analyzing how the world economy changed during this period
  • Exploring the political scene in France, Great Britain and Germany
  • Examining new thinking in science, philosophy, religion and the arts

Our instructors will explain each topic and help you understand its impact on society and history. Understanding the how and why of these events will help you prepare for the test.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: European Life & Trends (1850-1914) Chapter

In New Mexico, anyone who wants certification to teach social science must pass the NMTA exam in that subject. The topics covered in the European Life & Trends (1850-1914) chapter are in the exam's section on historiography and world history, which accounts for 25% of the total test score. All questions on this section of the exam are multiple-choice.

The self-assessment quizzes that follow each video lesson allow you to practice answering these types of computer-based test questions. You can also gauge your knowledge of the subject, and see what requires additional study prior to test day.

5 Lessons in Chapter 29: NMTA Social Science: European Life & Trends (1850-1914)
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Advancements in Western Civilization at the End of the 19th Century: Examples & Impact

1. Advancements in Western Civilization at the End of the 19th Century: Examples & Impact

The end of the 19th century was a time when the workers of Europe had more money to spend and more time to engage in leisure activities. In this lesson, learn about changes in leisure activities, health, education, and women's rights.

The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

2. The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

The Second Industrial Revolution was another great leap forward in technology and society. New innovations in steel production, petroleum and electricity led to the introduction of public automobiles and airplanes. In this lesson, learn about the key inventions that spurred this revolution.

The 19th Century World Economy: Major Changes & Their Impact

3. The 19th Century World Economy: Major Changes & Their Impact

During the late 19th century, changes in industrial production, trade, and imperialism led to a world economy. In this lesson, learn about the important factors that contributed to this system.

Politics of the Third French Republic, Victorian England & the Second Reich

4. Politics of the Third French Republic, Victorian England & the Second Reich

The middle of the 19th century witnessed several political changes on the European scene. Many of these dramatic shifts centered on the states of France, Germany, and England. In this lesson, learn about the shifting political powers and changing governments of Europe during this time.

Science, Art, Religion & Philosophy in the Mid to Late 1800s & Early 1900s

5. Science, Art, Religion & Philosophy in the Mid to Late 1800s & Early 1900s

The end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century was a period of advances in scientific discovery, philosophy, religion, and artistic expression. In this lesson, learn about the influential ideas, individuals, and movements of the time.

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