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Ch 43: NMTA: The Origin & Dispersal of Humans & Culture

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This chapter's online study guide includes video lessons on the origins and dispersal of humans and cultures around the world. Use them to expand your knowledge of these areas before you take the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science examination.

NMTA: The Origin and Dispersal of Humans and Culture - Chapter Summary

When you watch this chapter's video lessons, you'll explore topics such as the Great Flood, the domestication of animals and the history of human migration. Further study the partial replacement model of human origin and discover more information about human groupings. Use this chapter's lessons to:

  • Examine the migrations that occurred from prehistoric times through 1500
  • Describe the last Ice Age
  • Learn about population migrations and the biblical Great Flood
  • Explore the effects of forced contemporary migration
  • Discuss the theories of the regional continuity model of human origin, the replacement model of human origin and the partial replacement model of human origin
  • Outline the effects of geography and climate on migrations
  • Study the characteristics of emigration
  • Examine historical materialism and theories of cultural evolution
  • Discuss human groupings by culture and ethnicity

Even if you have limited time, you can use these video lessons to get ready for the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science examination. Offered online, the lessons are brief and include video tags for pausing or quickly locating facts. Submit your questions to the knowledgeable instructors, consult the text transcripts and take the self-assessment quizzes that follow each of the lessons.

NMTA: The Origin and Dispersal of Humans and Culture Chapter Objectives

The Geography and Culture domain of the four-domain NMTA Middle Grades Social Science examination could test your knowledge of this chapter on the origins and dispersal of humans and cultures. Apply what you learned during your review of these video lessons as well as what you remember from your college studies in order to qualify for a social science teaching certification. The Geography and Culture domain is worth 19% of the test score. When you take the overall computer-based examination, you'll be required answer 150 multiple-choice questions within a three-hour time frame.

12 Lessons in Chapter 43: NMTA: 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 Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities

2. 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

3. 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?

The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

4. 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

5. 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.

Emigration: Definition, Characteristics & Effects

6. Emigration: Definition, Characteristics & Effects

This lesson will explain the difference between immigration and emigration. In doing so, it will focus mainly on emigration. It will discuss push and pull factors that contribute to emigration, as well as the concept of remittances.

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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

10. 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.

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

11. 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

12. 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.

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