Ch 24: NMTA Social Science: The Scientific Revolution & the Enlightenment (1500-1790)

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Let us show you everything you need to know about the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment (1500-1790). These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you a few different approaches that can help you correctly answer the kinds of questions you'll see on the NMTA Social Science exam.

NMTA Social Science: The Scientific Revolution and The Enlightenment (1500-1790) - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to help you prepare for questions about the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment (1500-1790) on the NMTA Social Science exam. The videos review all the topics you need to study including:

  • Highlights of the Scientific Revolution
  • Advances in medicine and chemistry
  • The Enlightenment thinkers
  • Enlightened despots throughout Europe
  • Reform in Great Britain in the 1700s
  • Causes and effects of the American Revolution

Our knowledgeable instructors provide you with everything you need to review the material about the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment (1500-1790). By watching and listening to video lessons, and then taking the self-assessment quizzes, refreshing your memory becomes more efficient and is enjoyable at the same time. Plus, you just might pick up a fact or two you didn't know.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: The Scientific Revolution and The Enlightenment (1500-1790) Chapter

The NMTA Social Science exam evaluates your knowledge and understanding of many social science areas including historiography and world history, US history, geography and culture, government and economics. Your score is used to determine if you are eligible for a teacher's license in the state of New Mexico. The topics in the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment (1500-1790) chapter fall within the Historiography and World History content domain. This will account for 25% of the questions. By taking the self-assessment quizzes that accompany the lessons, you can get a sense of how much you know and how much you have yet to review. Plus, it will give you practice answering questions like the ones you'll find on the test.

The NMTA Social Science exam consists of 150 multiple-choice items. You will read passages and questions, and then select the correct response from among several presented to you.

9 Lessons in Chapter 24: NMTA Social Science: The Scientific Revolution & the Enlightenment (1500-1790)
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The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

1. The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

In this lesson we explore the Scientific Revolution and the controversy which surrounds the very term. Additionally, we learn about just a few of the most important thinkers of the period who laid the foundation for our modern understanding of the world.

Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples & Empiricism

2. Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples & Empiricism

In this lesson, we explore the medical and chemical breakthroughs which occurred in the 16th and 17th centuries as part of the era's increased emphasis on empiricism and the concurring Scientific Revolution.

Effects of the Scientific Revolution

3. Effects of the Scientific Revolution

In this lesson, we explore the philosophical, religious, and cultural effects of the Scientific Revolution on Early Modern society - effects that forever changed the Western view of the universe and humanity's place within it.

The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

4. The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

In this lesson, we discuss the varied and diverse 18th-century intellectual movement known as the Enlightenment. In addition to exploring its background and nature, we highlight several of the era's chief philosophers and their ideas.

Enlightened Despots in France, Austria & Prussia: Reforms & Goals

5. Enlightened Despots in France, Austria & Prussia: Reforms & Goals

In this lesson we explore the term 'Enlightened Despotism' and how it pertains to the domestic politics of several 18th-century Western and Central European nations.

Enlightened Despots in Russia: Reforms & Goals

6. Enlightened Despots in Russia: Reforms & Goals

In this lesson, we explore the term enlightened despotism and the two rulers that most closely resemble enlightened despots in eighteenth-century Russia, Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.

Reform in Great Britain in the 1700s: History & Impact

7. Reform in Great Britain in the 1700s: History & Impact

In this lesson we explore the political developments of eighteenth-century Britain, from the formation and union of Great Britain to the political reforms and ideologies of Edmund Burke and William Pitt the Younger.

Causes of the American Revolution: Events & Turning Points

8. Causes of the American Revolution: Events & Turning Points

In this lesson, we explore the causes and the initial battles of the American Revolution, from the end of the French and Indian War up until the Declaration of Independence in July, 1776.

Effects of the American Revolution: Summary & History

9. Effects of the American Revolution: Summary & History

In this lesson we explore the effects of the American Revolution, which were felt not just in Great Britain and North America, but across the Western world.

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