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Ch 20: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: The Americas in the Middle & Late Ages

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In order to earn a social studies teaching certification in Ohio, you'll have to pass the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination. Prepare to answer questions about the Americas in the Middle and Late Ages by watching this chapter's videos.

OAE Integrated Social Studies: The Americas in The Middle and Late Ages - Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on the challenges of life in Mexico and Central America during the 15th and 16th centuries. Its video lessons will bring to mind the attempts of the Mexican people and the Aztecs to defend their empires. You can also broaden your scope of knowledge about the civilizations of the Romans and the Incas, and explore the strategies they used to grow their empires. Use what you learn when you take the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination. Watch these online video lessons for assistance with:

  • The city-states of Mayan civilization
  • People, art, theater and architectural features of a Maya city
  • Plazas, waterways and temples of the Aztec Empire
  • Rise and fall of the Aztec Empire
  • History of the Incan Empire

In addition to helping you recall your previous study of the Americas in the Middle and Late Ages, this chapter's interactive video lessons can also introduce you to pertinent information you may not have known. You'll have opportunities to study at your own pace and to ask questions of social studies experts. Take the self-assessment quizzes before you sit for the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination.

OAE Integrated Social Studies - The Americas in the Middle and Late Ages Chapter Objectives

Domain I of the five-domain OAE Integrated Social Studies examination is where you could apply what you've reviewed about the Americas in the Middle and Late Ages in this chapter. The Historiography and World History domain makes up 25% of the assessment score. Ohio candidates for a social studies teaching endorsement must answer 150 multiple-choice questions in about three hours. The examination is administered by computer.

6 Lessons in Chapter 20: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: The Americas in the Middle & Late Ages
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Effect of Geography on the Maya, Aztec & Inca Civilizations

1. Effect of Geography on the Maya, Aztec & Inca Civilizations

In this lesson, you will explore the jungles of the Yucatan, the high valleys of Mexico, and the peaks of Peru as we examine how geography shaped the civilizations of the Maya, Aztecs, and Inca. Then, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Life in the Maya Civilization

2. Life in the Maya Civilization

In this lesson, you will experience a day in the life of a person in the Maya civilization of Central America, and then test your understanding about this complex culture.

Life in the Aztec Empire

3. Life in the Aztec Empire

Experience a day in Aztec Empire and explore the capital city Tenochtitlán in the Valley of Mexico. Then, test your understanding about this powerful military state with a short quiz.

The Rise of the Aztecs

4. The Rise of the Aztecs

In this lesson, you will explore the rise of the great Mesoamerican civilization, the Aztec Empire. Then, you will be able to test your understanding about Aztec history with a brief quiz.

The Defeat of the Aztecs

5. The Defeat of the Aztecs

In this lesson, you will explore the defeat of the powerful Aztec Empire, and then test your understanding about the Aztecs, the Spanish conquest of Mexico, and empires in Central America.

The Incan Empire: History & Fall

6. The Incan Empire: History & Fall

If we look at 15th-century Mesoamerica, we see that the fastest growing empire of the time was the Incan Empire. The Inca created an elaborate society, which, before it fell to the Spanish, was the largest nation on Earth, and it remains the largest native state to have existed in the western hemisphere.

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