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Ch 53: NMTA Social Science: Post-War World (1946-1959)

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As you pore over the NMTA Social Science test, investigate details about a post-war world by examining the video lessons in this chapter. If you have any questions about the material covered, you can submit them to our experts for assistance.

NMTA Social Science: Post-War World (1946-1959) - Chapter Summary

At the close of World War II, every country had to figure out how to rebuild in order to move on. Find out how they did so by looking through the lessons of this chapter. As part of your study schedule for the NMTA Social Science test, use our lessons to make sure you know about the following:

  • The Marshall Plan
  • The Iron Curtain
  • American domestic and foreign policy
  • Changes to American culture
  • Political reconstruction in Asia

Our instructors take special care to separate the individual topics into brief and entertaining lessons. You can watch all of the videos in the chapter, or you can choose to focus on a few key areas, depending on your needs. We offer full transcripts with every lesson, so you can read through the materials as well. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask our instructors. The NMTA Social Science test is fairly comprehensive, but you can train for this test by taking our chapter exam as well as the lesson quizzes.

NMTA Social Science: Post-War World (1946-1959) - Chapter Objectives

The objective of the NMTA Social Science test is to evaluate whether 7th-12th grade social science teachers have received enough training and education to be considered experts in this field. To assess these educators, they must answer 150 multiple-choice questions across five domains of knowledge. The domains of U.S. history and world history make up half the test, and questions about a post-war world during this era will probably fall within these two domains. Since these two domains alone make up the bulk of the test, make sure you are thoroughly prepared by viewing our video lessons and practicing with our quizzes and exam.

5 Lessons in Chapter 53: NMTA Social Science: Post-War World (1946-1959)
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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.

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