Ch 10: NYSTCE English Language Arts: Analyzing U.S. Documents

About This Chapter

Review this chapter's video lessons on analyzing U.S. documents in order to understand their main points and effects on the nation. Apply your expertise when you take the NYSTCE English Language Arts examination for teacher certification.

NYSTCE English Language Arts: Analyzing U.S. Documents - Chapter Summary

This chapter analyzes important documents in U.S. history. Learn more about the components and implications of these documents as well as the events that led to their creation. It's a good idea to expand your knowledge of documents such as the Articles of Confederation, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Treaty of Paris prior to taking the NYSTCE English Language Arts examination for teacher certification. Watching the video lessons in this chapter might assist you with:

  • Analyzing the Declaration of Independence and the British Reply to it
  • Summarizing the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution of the United States
  • Reviewing the Bill of Rights and discussing the importance of the Federalist Papers
  • Exploring the aftermath of the Treaty of Paris and explaining the meaning of the Gettysburg Address
  • Summarizing the Emancipation Proclamation

These brief lessons are offered online, so they can be watched 24/7 via your mobile or wired technology. The experienced instructors provide you with the material you'll need to study to successfully address relevant questions on the NYSTCE English Language Arts examination. The videos can be paused, lessons can be watched again and video tags can be used to jump from topic to topic. There are also quizzes and written transcripts that can be printed out for offline studying.

NYSTCE English Language Arts: Analyzing U.S. Documents Objectives

The second section of the nine-section NYSTCE English Language Arts examination will determine your ability to thoroughly analyze U.S. documents. Titled Reading Informational Text, the section evaluates your proficiency at analyzing the rhetorical features and themes of the documents that were discussed in this chapter. There are 15 questions on this portion of the examination, which is worth about 13% of the overall test score. In all, there are 90 selected-response items and one constructed-response item on the test. The computer-administered examination has a time limit of three hours and 15 minutes. Another 15 minutes is allotted for watching computer-based tutorials.

9 Lessons in Chapter 10: NYSTCE English Language Arts: Analyzing U.S. Documents
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The Declaration of Independence: Summary & Analysis

1. The Declaration of Independence: Summary & Analysis

The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in U.S. History and led to the country's independence from Great Britain. In this lesson, we will review the main components of this important document.

British Reply to the Declaration: Summary & Analysis

2. British Reply to the Declaration: Summary & Analysis

The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in United States history. Most of us know the charges against King George III. But what about his reaction? In this lesson, we will discuss his reply to the declaration.

The Articles of Confederation: Summary & Analysis

3. The Articles of Confederation: Summary & Analysis

In this lesson, we will discuss the background leading to the Articles of Confederation. We will then summarize the different articles contained in the document and analyze their importance.

The Constitution of the United States: Summary & Analysis

4. The Constitution of the United States: Summary & Analysis

The United States Constitution is one of the most important documents in history. In this lesson, we will summarize its components, including the preamble, articles, and its first ten amendments.

The Bill of Rights: Summary & Analysis

5. The Bill of Rights: Summary & Analysis

Why do Americans have certain freedoms? This lesson reviews the events leading to the Bill of Rights. It also summarizes each of the ten amendments and analyzes the importance of each one.

The Federalist Papers: Summary & Analysis

6. The Federalist Papers: Summary & Analysis

The Federalist Papers are one of the most important documents in American history. The letters played a large role in ratifying the Constitution by teaching the public why the Constitution was needed and what exactly it contained.

Treaty of Paris: Summary & Analysis

7. Treaty of Paris: Summary & Analysis

In this lesson, we will discuss the Treaty of Paris and the events that led up to its signing. After summarizing the treaty, we will analyze its aftermath.

Gettysburg Address: Summary & Analysis

8. Gettysburg Address: Summary & Analysis

This lesson discusses the Gettysburg Address, one of the most famous speeches in American history. Learn more about what Abraham Lincoln's speech means and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Emancipation Proclamation: Summary & Analysis

9. Emancipation Proclamation: Summary & Analysis

In this lesson, we will discuss the background of the Civil War and the role of slavery. We will then define the Emancipation Proclamation, summarize its key points, and then analyze the effects that it had on the Civil War and the United States.

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