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Ch 38: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Political Systems

About This Chapter

As you get ready to take the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam, check out the content in this chapter. It helps you review political systems material that is on the test, such as the different types of governments.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Political Systems - Chapter Summary

Take a look at our lessons, which feature a video format, to fully understand different political information. When the time comes to answer relevant questions on the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam, you can be prepared. Some topics you will better understand because of this chapter include:

  • Definition and purposes of government
  • Traditional types of governments
  • Democracy
  • Federalism
  • Political science
  • The social contract theory
  • Measuring the public opinion
  • Public policy processes

Our video lessons are made to be interactive, which helps you efficiently review and learn new things about political systems-related topics. Scrolling through different parts of each lesson is simple, thanks to video tags. Get help from our online instructors if you struggle with a topic. We also have lesson transcripts readily available. They'll help you review the key terms and government theories that might be on the exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 38: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Political Systems
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Government: Definition, Purpose & Types

1. Government: Definition, Purpose & Types

In this lesson, you will explore the concept and forms of government and discover how different types of government use and control their power. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Traditional Types of Government: Definitions, Strengths & Weaknesses

2. Traditional Types of Government: Definitions, Strengths & Weaknesses

In this lesson, we will explore several traditional types of government. We will define each type and take a close look at its strengths and weaknesses.

What is Democracy? - Definition, Types & Principles

3. What is Democracy? - Definition, Types & Principles

In this lesson, we will study the nature of democracy. We will define the term, take a look at the types of democracy, and examine its basic principles.

What is Federalism? - Definition & Factors of U.S. Adoption

4. What is Federalism? - Definition & Factors of U.S. Adoption

The United States government is based on federalism, with governmental power divided between several entities. This lesson explores federalism and explains the factors that led to its use in the U.S.

Representation in Political Science

5. Representation in Political Science

Given the size and complexity of a modern state, direct democracy is impractical, if not infeasible. In this lesson, you'll learn about representative democracy, its different forms, and how it differs from direct democracy.

Social Contract Theory: Definition & Examples

6. Social Contract Theory: Definition & Examples

Since the beginning of human civilization, social contracts have helped structure how people and governments worked together. Learn about social contract theory and what some important thinkers from the 1600s onward had to say about it.

The Measurement of Public Opinion

7. The Measurement of Public Opinion

Public opinion is an expression of the general population's thoughts on a particular political issue. This lesson discusses the measurement of public opinion, including the development and use of opinion polling.

The Public Policy Process: Problem Recognition, Policy Formation & Policy Implementation

8. The Public Policy Process: Problem Recognition, Policy Formation & Policy Implementation

Good public policy is grounded in a sound policy making process. In this lesson, you'll learn about the rational-comprehensive model of policy formation and the steps involved in using it. A short quiz follows the lesson.

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