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Praxis Early Childhood Education: Civics & Government - Chapter Summary
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Our instructors are experts in their fields. They've created videos that will help you learn and review civics and government so you can ace these questions on the test and confidently teach them to your students. Not only will you be studying for the test, but you may also notice some teaching techniques you want to incorporate into your career someday. So give your brain a break from all the reading and turn on the videos. They'll guide you through review of essential topics like:
- The definition and rules of civil justice
- Political justice and political rights
- The core American values of liberty, equality and self-government
- Definition and principle of the Rule of Law
- The concepts of a civil society, citizenship and civic participation
Following each video, you can take the corresponding mini-quiz to ensure you're ready to move on to the next video. If you find yourself not quite clear on a topic, feel free to contact our expert instructors. They're here to help!
Objectives for the Praxis Early Childhood Education: Civics & Government chapter
If you want to teach early childhood education, many states use the Praxis tests for certification or endorsement. Be sure to double check that your state still uses this test. It's a computer-based test of 120 selected-response questions subdivided into 6 content categories.
The third category, Social Studies, accounts for about 13% of the test and will be the most likely to contain questions about civics and government. This part of the test may assess, among other things, your ability to understand civic participation. It may also test your knowledge of how civic participation extends to and influences the classroom and local community and how key concepts of human dignity, justice, equality, and tolerance are affected by civic participation.
Don't forget: the test is going to ask you questions in the context of teaching young children and how they learn. It's not just testing what you know. They may also test you on how concepts relevant to civics and government interact with other subject areas. Our video lessons will help you review these concepts but also think about them in terms of early childhood education.
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1. What Is Civil Justice? - Definition, Process & Rules
In this lesson, you'll learn what constitutes civil justice by examining the definition of civil justice, reviewing the civil justice process, and analyzing the rules of civil justice.
2. Political Justice and Political Rights
Some of the greatest questions in political thought revolve around the nebulous concepts of justice and rights. In this lesson, we'll be exploring these complex concepts. You'll also have a chance to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz.
3. America's Core Values: Liberty, Equality & Self-Government
In this lesson, we will examine a few of America's core values. We will focus especially on liberty, self-government, equality, individualism, diversity, and unity.
4. What Is the Rule of Law? - Definition & Principle
Rule of law takes on several meanings. On one hand, it means that no person or government is above the law. In another, it means that no government or its officials can enforce laws that are unfair or unjust.
5. Civil Society and Citizenship
Citizenship and civil society are important concepts in the study of political science. In this lesson, you'll learn what citizenship is and what it means for people that hold it. You'll also learn about the important role of civil society in a democracy.
6. What Is Civic Participation? - Definition & Examples
This lesson discusses the importance of community involvement. Examples of different types of civic participation are included to help you understand ways we can be active in our communities. After the lesson, take a brief quiz to see what you have learned.
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