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Ch 1: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Basic Concepts & Research Skills

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Use our lessons to refresh your understanding of basic social studies concepts, as well as brush up your knowledge of research techniques. These videos will help you be ready for these types of questions when you take the OAE -- Integrated Social Studies exam.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Basic Concepts & Research Skills - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's lessons to better understand historical terms, concepts and research methods as you study for the OAE - Integrated Social Studies exam. Our videos explore the following ideas that will help you be ready for these types of exam questions:

  • Defining important terms, such as nation, government, theocracy, globalization and modernization
  • Identifying reference sources and materials
  • Conducting online resources
  • Evaluating sources for credibility
  • Historical research design and methodology
  • Analyzing cause-and-effect relationships
  • Distinguishing between fact and opinion
  • Knowing how to draw conclusions from historical texts
  • Representing historical information in visual forms, such as graphs, charts and cartoons

You can watch our lessons on a computer or mobile device, progressing through the chapter as your schedule permits. You can quickly return to key points that require review by using the video tags in each lesson.

Objectives of the OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Basic Concepts & Research Skills Chapter

In Ohio, passing the OAE - Integrated Social Studies exam is a requirement for certification to teach the subject. The exam is divided into five domains, and questions on the material covered in this chapter are in the domain on historiography and world history, which makes up 25% of the test's total score.

All questions on this exam are multiple choice, like the questions on the quizzes that accompany our lessons. These short quizzes give you practice answering questions in this format, and also let you assess your knowledge prior to exam day.

13 Lessons in Chapter 1: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Basic Concepts & Research Skills
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Difference Between Countries, Nations, States, and Governments

1. The Difference Between Countries, Nations, States, and Governments

The study of political science requires you to relearn familiar terms that hold a different meaning than found in common everyday usage. In this lesson, you'll learn about the difference between countries, nations, states and governments.

Theocracy: Definition & Examples

2. Theocracy: Definition & Examples

Throughout history, governments have relied on various ideologies to structure bureaucracy. In this lesson, we explore theocracy, a system of government in which the country's religious institutions are closely intertwined with the state.

Globalization & Politics

3. Globalization & Politics

The term 'globalization' gets tossed about quite a lot, but what exactly does it mean? In this lesson, you'll learn what globalization is and how it can affect states and their citizens. We'll also discuss the North-South gap. A quiz follows.

Modernization, Development & Politics

4. Modernization, Development & Politics

The current disparity in international development, wealth and resources across the globe makes economic development an important international issue for the 21st century. In this lesson, you'll learn about development and its relation to international politics.

Reference Sources & Materials Used in Historical Research

5. Reference Sources & Materials Used in Historical Research

In this lesson we will learn about reference sources and other materials used in historical research. We will understand the role these tools have in historical methodology, and how they help historians.

Using Search Engines for Online Research

6. Using Search Engines for Online Research

The Internet can be a resource that saves you time, but if you don't know how to use it properly, it can be a frustrating experience. In this lesson, you will learn about how to properly find supporting materials online with research tips and tricks.

Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

7. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!

Historical Research Design: Definition, Advantages & Limitations

8. Historical Research Design: Definition, Advantages & Limitations

Most research involves looking at what's happening right now. But what if a researcher wants to look at the past and what it can tell us about the future? In this lesson, we'll explore historical research design, its steps, and its pros and cons.

Historical Methodology: Evidence and Interpretation

9. Historical Methodology: Evidence and Interpretation

In this lesson. we will learn about historical methodology. We will learn how history is constructed based on evidence and how various interpretations are formulated.

Understanding History Through Cause-and-Effect Relationships

10. Understanding History Through Cause-and-Effect Relationships

Did you know that the seeds of the destruction of the Ming Dynasty were planted in 1492? Or an accidental suntan launched a multi-billion dollar industry? Cause and effect relationships are at the core of understanding history.

Differences Between Fact & Opinion in Historical Narratives

11. Differences Between Fact & Opinion in Historical Narratives

In this lesson, we will examine the difference between fact and opinion in historical narratives. We will identify examples of each, and we will see how both have a place in historical narratives.

What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

12. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.

How to Interpret Historical Information in Graphic Formats

13. How to Interpret Historical Information in Graphic Formats

Graphic formats such as charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, and even political cartoons are useful means of presenting historical data. This lesson explains the use of these measures and provides tips for interpreting the information presented in them.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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