Ch 71: NMTA Social Science: The Origin & Dispersal of Humans & Culture

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Watch these lessons and refresh your knowledge about the beginnings and spread of human civilization. Our videos and quizzes will help you prepare for these types of questions on the NMTA Social Science exam.

NMTA Social Science: The Origin & Dispersal of Humans & Culture- Chapter Summary

Let us aid you in brushing up on information about human migrations and the climate and geological changes humans have gone through. Our video lessons will help you with these types of questions on the NMTA Social Science exam:

  • Understanding the movements of early humans
  • Looking at causes and patterns of human migration today
  • Examining models of human origin
  • Exploring theories of cultural evolution
  • Describing identity and human grouping
  • Analyzing the impact of events including the last ice age and the great flood
  • Explaining how geography and climate affect civilizations

Our lessons are developed and taught by expert instructors who are aware of what the certification exam requires. They break down each topic for clarity and use examples to make their points.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: The Origin & Dispersal of Humans & Culture Chapter

In New Mexico, all teachers who want certification to teach social science must pass the NMTA Social Science exam. The topics covered in this chapter are in the exam's section on historiography and world history, which accounts for 25% of the total score.

Every question on the NMTA Social Science test is multiple-choice, and the test is computer-based. The brief quizzes that accompany our lessons are also in this format. Like the quizzes, the NMTA test questions require you to choose the best answer from four possible options.

11 Lessons in Chapter 71: NMTA Social Science: The Origin & Dispersal of Humans & Culture
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Prehistoric Human Migrations: History & Movements

1. Prehistoric Human Migrations: History & Movements

This lesson will seek to explain the theories concerning prehistoric human migration. In doing so, it will highlight the effects of the Ice Age on modern Homo sapiens and their migration into Eurasia and the rest of the globe.

The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

2. The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

This lesson will explain human migration patterns since the 1500s. In doing so, it will highlight the forced migration, as well as the eras of colonization and persecution, industrialization, and 20th century migration.

Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

3. Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

This lesson will seek to explain modern migration. In doing so, it will highlight labor migration, urbanization, and forced migration. It will also highlight the term diaspora.

The Regional Continuity Model of Human Origin: Characteristics, Assertions & Critiques

4. The Regional Continuity Model of Human Origin: Characteristics, Assertions & Critiques

This lesson will seek to explain the Regional Continuity model of human origin. In doing so, it will highlight the theories of Darwin as well as the assertions of the Out of Africa model of origin.

Replacement Model of Human Origin: Attributes, Claims & Arguments

5. Replacement Model of Human Origin: Attributes, Claims & Arguments

This lesson will seek to explain the Replacement model of human origin. In doing so, it will highlight the concept of a theory, the assertions of the Out of Africa model and the theories of Charles Darwin.

Partial Replacement Model of Human Origin: Aspects, Theories & Critiques

6. Partial Replacement Model of Human Origin: Aspects, Theories & Critiques

This lesson will seek to explain the partial replacement model of human origin. In doing so, it will also explain the replacement model, the work of Charles Darwin, and the concept of theory.

Theories of Cultural Evolution: Human Stages, Historical Materialism & Neo-Malthusian

7. Theories of Cultural Evolution: Human Stages, Historical Materialism & Neo-Malthusian

This lesson will seek to explain the theories of cultural evolution. In doing so, it will highlight the works of Edward Tylor, Karl Marx, and the Malthusian catastrophe of Thomas Robert Malthus.

Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender

8. Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender

This lesson will seek to explain the different human groupings of culture, race, ethnicity, and gender. In doing so, it will discuss how these terms are and are not tied to biological and physical traits.

The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities

9. The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities

What is an ice age? How did the latest period of glaciation form our species? How has the abundance of this latest period of interglaciation changed our behavior? Watch this lesson to find out.

The Great Flood and Population Migrations

10. The Great Flood and Population Migrations

The Great Flood myth has been around for over eight millennia. Could it be more than a myth? What could have caused such a flood, and what effects has it had on humans?

Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

11. Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

In this lesson, we will look at the relationship between geography, climate, and civilization. We will learn why civilizations develop in particular regions and how this leads to lifestyle and cultural differences.

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