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Ch 17: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Post World War II

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Let us help you study for the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam by making it easy to review world events after World War II. You can take self-assessment quizzes afterwards to test your knowledge.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Post World War II - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to brush up on your knowledge of world politics and cultural shifts after the second World War. You'll examine:

  • The Cold War
  • The Marshall Plan and Berlin Airlift
  • Communism in China
  • The Korean War
  • The Vietnam War
  • The Nuclear arms race
  • The fall of the Soviet Union
  • Global independence movements
  • Economic changes around the world
  • Social and political changes
  • Science and technology advances
  • Changes in art and culture
  • Current challenges

The lessons in this chapter will help you become re-acquainted with the material on global events after World War II that you are likely to come across on the exam. The lessons contain short videos to help illustrate the material. There's also a transcript of the video included for text-based learning. You can take self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson to apply what you've learned. If you need to review a portion of a lesson again, utilize the timeline below the video for easy navigation.

14 Lessons in Chapter 17: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Post World War II
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The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

1. The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

The period of distrust between the Soviet Union and United States was known as the Cold War. Learn about the origins of the era, essential events and the shaping of the national security state.

Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

2. Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

In this lesson, we will learn about the Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift. We will examine the conditions in postwar Europe that resulted in these events, and we will understand why they are important.

The History of Communism in China

3. The History of Communism in China

In this lesson, you will explore the history of communism in China and discover how it has influenced China since 1945. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Korean War: Causes, Effects and The United Nations

4. The Korean War: Causes, Effects and The United Nations

In this lesson, we will examine the Korean War. We will explore the events leading up to the war, some of its most important battles, and also highlight the key themes associated with it.

The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

5. The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

The Vietnam War was the longest and most polarizing conflict in the history of the United States. Learn about the causes of the war as well as its effects on the United States.

The Effects of the Nuclear Arms Race on Cold War Politics

6. The Effects of the Nuclear Arms Race on Cold War Politics

In this lesson, we will examine the nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union that took place throughout the post-war era. We will learn why this arms race took place, and we will highlight key developments associated with it.

Fall of the Soviet Union and End of the Cold War: Causes & Timeline

7. Fall of the Soviet Union and End of the Cold War: Causes & Timeline

In this lesson, we chart the reforms made by Russian premier Mikhail Gorbachev attempting to save the Soviet Union and the communist federation's eventual dissolution in 1991.

Post-WWII Independence Movements Around the World: History & Examples

8. Post-WWII Independence Movements Around the World: History & Examples

In this lesson, we explore the diverse and varied experience of decolonization in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa after World War II when Western Europe began to withdraw its claims to far away territory and colonies.

The Global Economy: Advantages, Expansion & Impact

9. The Global Economy: Advantages, Expansion & Impact

This lesson will explain the concept of economic globalization. We will look at both its positive and negative effects while also highlighting the terms 'import,' 'export,' and 'capital flight.'

Social & Political Developments Since 1945

10. Social & Political Developments Since 1945

In this lesson, we examine several social and political developments in the United States and in Western Europe since 1945, from the civil rights movement to the creation of the European Union.

Religion & Philosophy Since 1945

11. Religion & Philosophy Since 1945

In this lesson, we explore some of the major developments in the world of ideas since the end of World War II, from the increased public engagement of professional philosophy and Catholicism to the growth of Islam.

The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact

12. The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact

In this lesson, we explore just a few of the numerous advances and innovations made in the worlds of sciences and technology, from automobiles and televisions to computers and phones that can fit in the palm of your hand.

Art & Culture Since 1945: Types & Artists

13. Art & Culture Since 1945: Types & Artists

In this lesson, we explore the art and culture of post-World War II Western society, from the fledgling television programming to the disparate directions of 20th-century art.

Challenges of the 21st Century: Safety, Society & Environmental Concerns

14. Challenges of the 21st Century: Safety, Society & Environmental Concerns

In this lesson, we explore just a few of the issues that face both the Western world and the globalized community in the 21st century - issues whose outcomes will greatly affect society and the world.

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