Ch 1: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: History & Issues

About This Chapter

In these lessons you will review the historical development and interdisciplinary nature of the social sciences, as well as the cause-and-effect nature, theories and issues of the study of history as part of your review for the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: History & Issues - Chapter Summary

As part of a study-guide course for the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Middle Grades Social Studies exam, this chapter is composed of a series of video lessons that will help you improve your understanding of the nature of historical research and the interdisciplinary nature of the social sciences. These lessons are mobile-device compatible and taught by our professional instructors so that you may have a versatile and effective way to review:

  • The development of the study of history, anthropology, sociology and archaeology
  • Cause-and-effect relationships of the various social science disciplines
  • How historical theories are used to explain historical data
  • The interdisciplinary nature of the social sciences
  • Major issues of historical research and the use of diverse perspectives

Following these video lessons, read the lesson transcripts to improve your retention of the information presented in them. Then, take the lesson quizzes to discover topics you don't understand, and use the video tags to return to and study the sections of the lessons that discuss them. Once you've completed the lessons and quizzes of the chapter, take the practice chapter exam to measure your overall understanding of the material. If you come across a topic that confuses you be sure to ask our instructors for assistance via the teacher tabs of the lessons.

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: History & Issues
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Social Science is Born: History, Anthropology, Sociology and Archaeology

1. Social Science is Born: History, Anthropology, Sociology and Archaeology

In this lesson, we will explore the birth, growth, and early trends of some of the social sciences, including history, archaeology, anthropology, and sociology, during the 19th century.

Understanding History Through Cause-and-Effect Relationships

2. 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.

How Historical Theories Affect Interpretations of the Past

3. How Historical Theories Affect Interpretations of the Past

Unlike scientists looking for a theory of everything, historians know that there are many different theories to explain the past. This lesson shows how different theories work together to help provide historians with the best view possible.

Interdisciplinary Connections in the Social Sciences

4. Interdisciplinary Connections in the Social Sciences

In this lesson we will explore the disciplines within the social sciences and learn how they are connected. We will identify the characteristics of these disciplines, and develop interdisciplinary approaches.

Evaluating Major Historical Issues & Events From Diverse Perspectives

5. Evaluating Major Historical Issues & Events From Diverse Perspectives

Ever watched a football game with someone who was cheering for the other team and disagreed on the validity of a call? Then you've encountered the same problem historians find with diverse perspectives.

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