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Ch 34: Post-War World - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science

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Refresh your knowledge of America and the world following World War II. These video lessons will equip you with the information necessary to succeed on the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test.

Post-War World: ORELA Middle Grades Social Science - Chapter Summary

This chapter of the study guide will focus on American involvement in foreign politics and the shaping of the post-war world, as well as how American society and culture developed during this time. Use it to prepare for the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test. These video lessons will develop the following topics:

  • American involvement in Europe following WWII, including the Berlin Airlift
  • The role of America in Asia after WWII, especially in the partition of Korea and the restructuring of Japan's government
  • The Iron Curtain and post-war Soviet Union
  • American foreign and domestic policy after WWII
  • Society and culture of America in the 1940s-1950s
  • American counter-culture following the war

When you view these video lessons, be sure to follow along with the transcripts to more thoroughly process the information, and make note of important vocabulary terms. Should you have any questions, our expert instructors will be available to provide assistance.

Post-War World: ORELA Middle Grades Social Science Objectives

The purpose of the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test is to ensure educators possess the information necessary to teach a social science course to middle school students. This roughly 150-question test contains content related to four domains, including 75 questions about historic topics. This chapter focuses on subject matter related to the United States and the post-war world, which falls under two main objectives of the exam. Through the process of viewing the video lessons in this chapter, you will gain the confidence necessary to analyze American developments in culture and foreign policy during this time period, and taking the multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each lesson will help you practice using the test format.

6 Lessons in Chapter 34: Post-War World - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science
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Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

1. 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.

Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

2. Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

In this lesson, we will examine post-war Asia. We will specifically focus on the partition of Korea, and the occupation and reconstruction of Japan. We will understand why these events took place, and how their impact is felt to this day.

Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

3. Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

In this lesson, we will learn about some of the dynamic events that followed World War II in Eastern Europe. We will explore the descent of the Iron Curtain, and learn about the formation of the Eastern Bloc states.

Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

4. Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

In this lesson, we will learn about American politics in the post-war era. We will highlight the broad contours of foreign and domestic policies, and learn how Americans planned to deal with the challenges of an increasingly complex world.

Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

5. Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

In this lesson, we will explore American postwar culture. We will learn what life was like throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s by highlighting important cultural trends.

The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

6. The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

In this lesson we will explore the counter-culture of the postwar era. We will examine the groups and individuals who defied the conventions of mainstream society.

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