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Ch 38: Post World War II to Present - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy

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Fun video lessons make up this chapter about the events that transpired from World War II to the present day. Get set for the MTEL Political Science / Political Philosophy examination by reviewing the material at your convenience.

Post World War II to Present: MTEL Political Science / Political Philosophy - Chapter Summary

This chapter will permit you to learn more about world conflicts that took place after World War II ceased. Animated video lessons cover the events of the Cold War, the Chinese Revolution and the ending of the Soviet Union. It examines the Domino Theory with regards to the war in Vietnam, along with the Soviet-Afghan War, and it explores the significance of the Brezhnev Doctrine. Expanding your knowledge of these and additional topics can prepare you for the MTEL Political Science / Political Philosophy examination. Upon completing your review of this chapter, you might be ready to:

  • Discuss the usefulness of European Reconstruction programs
  • Describe the political reconstruction of Europe after World War II, and explain how Europe was split
  • Understand the reasons for global independence movements
  • Discuss the origins and events of the Chinese Revolution as well as the causes and conflicts related to the Cold War
  • Provide the timeline of the space race and the fall of the Soviet Union
  • Teach students about post-World War II Eastern Europe, and examine modern philosophy and religion
  • Describe the many technological and scientific developments that have occurred since the ending of World War II
  • Tell students about contemporary developments in the areas of art and culture since 1945, and describe the era's political and social movements

The MTEL Political Science / Political Philosophy test will require your comprehensive knowledge of post- World War II events. Less than ten minutes long, these numerous animated videos can be watched online 24/7. They feature corresponding text transcripts that mirror the narration of the videos. Make use of the worksheets and take the opportunity to ask questions of the professionals. Discover how much you've remembered or learned by completing the self-assessment and pop-up quizzes in the chapter.

Post World War II to Present: MTEL Political Science / Political Philosophy Chapter Objectives

Two open-response assignments and 100 multiple-choice questions make up the MTEL Political Science / Political Philosophy examination, which is computer-delivered. It has five multiple-choice subareas and one open-response subareas. Adding up to 20% of the test weighting and consisting of between 24 and 26 multiple-choice questions, Subarea IV is titled History. After completing this chapter's lessons, you can draw from your store of knowledge as you answer its related questions. A minimum passing score of 240 is required to earn a political science/political philosophy teaching certification. Test candidates must adhere to a four-hour time limit.

13 Lessons in Chapter 38: Post World War II to Present - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy
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Economic Reconstruction in Europe After WWII: Recovery Programs & Their Effect

1. Economic Reconstruction in Europe After WWII: Recovery Programs & Their Effect

In this lesson, we explore the measures taken by the United States to aid its European allies in combating the severe economic depression in Europe immediately after World War II.

Political Reconstruction in Europe After WWII: History & Impact

2. Political Reconstruction in Europe After WWII: History & Impact

In this lesson, we explore the political reconstruction of Europe in the years immediately following World War II and the splitting of Europe between capitalist and communist states.

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

3. 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 Chinese Revolution and Creation of Taiwan: History & Timeline

4. The Chinese Revolution and Creation of Taiwan: History & Timeline

In this lesson we explore the long struggle between the Kuomintang and the Chinese Communist Party before, during, and after WWII, and the subsequent creation of Taiwan after the communist victory.

The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

5. 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.

Conflicts During the Cold War: Examples & Causes

6. Conflicts During the Cold War: Examples & Causes

In this lesson, we explore several of the world's conflicts in the second half of the 20th century that ended up becoming proxy wars between the United States and the Soviet Union in their Cold War standoff.

The Space Race: Definition, History & Timeline

7. The Space Race: Definition, History & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the 20th century's space race between the United States and the Soviet Union, where both superpowers competed to be the first in space and the first to reach the moon.

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

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

9. 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.

Religion & Philosophy Since 1945

10. 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

11. 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.

Social & Political Developments Since 1945

12. 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.

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.

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