Ch 35: NYSTCE Social Studies: New York State History

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Learn about New York State history in this chapter of the NYSTCE Social Studies exam study guide. Video lesson and self-assessment quizzes teach you all you need to know about social studies for teacher licensure in New York.

NYSTCE Social Studies: New York State History - Chapter Summary

Lessons in this chapter explore New York State history, including the Iroquois, the Algonquian, and the New Netherland colony to help you study for the NYSTCE Social Studies exam. North American settlements, the role of New York in the American Revolution, and the impact of New York City's economy are also discussed. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:

  • The Iroquois tribes and confederacy
  • The Algonquian tribes and facts
  • New France, New Netherlands and New Sweden
  • History and facts of Ellis Island
  • History and role of immigration and migration in New York
  • How culture shaped traditional and modern New York society

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10 Lessons in Chapter 35: NYSTCE Social Studies: New York State History
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The Iroquois: Tribes & Confederacy

1. The Iroquois: Tribes & Confederacy

The Iroquois tribes lived in what is now New York State and in the Eastern Woodlands. Learn how the Iroquois lived and how their formation of the Six Nations contributed to both their survival and their downfall.

The Iroquois League: Definition & History

2. The Iroquois League: Definition & History

The Iroquois were warriors who once fought with their neighbors and among themselves. Learn how and why these natives of the New World formed the Iroquois League and how it contributed to their survival.

The Algonquian: Tribes & Facts

3. The Algonquian: Tribes & Facts

The Algonquian peoples were a vast network of tribes and chiefdoms chiefly joined by the language family they spoke: Algonquian. Learn about the Algonquian peoples' history, culture, and experiences with the early settlers.

New Netherland Colony: History & Facts

4. New Netherland Colony: History & Facts

This lesson discusses the New Netherland colony. Learn more about the origins of New Netherland and how the Dutch colony became New York. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.

New France, New Netherlands & New Sweden: North American Settlements

5. New France, New Netherlands & New Sweden: North American Settlements

Spain and England weren't the only European nations trying to establish colonies in the New World. The French had a foothold for more than a century, and the Dutch and Swedish fought for their own places in America.

The Role of New York in the American Revolution

6. The Role of New York in the American Revolution

In this lesson we will look at the role New York played throughout the American Revolution. We will highlight key themes and developments that relate to New York during this time.

The Impact of New York City's Economy

7. The Impact of New York City's Economy

This lesson explores the economic history of New York City and its outsize impact on the rest of America. We will cover its stages of development from a transportation hub and manufacturing center in the 19th century, to the center of the information economy that it is today.

Ellis Island: History & Facts

8. Ellis Island: History & Facts

Ellis Island was the main entry point during the height of European immigration (1890s-1920s). Discover the rich and amazing history of this classic American icon in this lesson. Then, take a short quiz to test what you learned.

History & Role of Immigration & Migration in New York

9. History & Role of Immigration & Migration in New York

The story of immigration and migration in the United States is one that can be told through the history of New York City. Learn more about why people chose New York City as their final destination in this lesson.

How Culture Shaped Traditional & Modern New York Society

10. How Culture Shaped Traditional & Modern New York Society

In this lesson we will learn about the history of New York. Specifically we will examine how culture has affected the development of New York society. We will highlight key themes and developments.

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