Ch 46: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Contemporary Terrorism

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Get information about aspects of contemporary terrorism in order to prepare for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies examination. Videos, transcripts, multiple-choice quizzes and a practice chapter examination make up this tutorial chapter.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Contemporary Terrorism - Chapter Summary

Pursuing your goal of earning a license to teach social studies requires sound knowledge of the subject matter, including contemporary terrorism. This chapter consists of educational videos that explore the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan wars as well as the strife between the Sunni and Shiite Muslims, and the Muslim Arabs and Jews of the Middle East. Refresh your memory of these and other topics before sitting for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies examination. The chapter could assist you in:

  • Discussing the modernization of the Middle East throughout history
  • Describing the timeline and reasons behind the war between Iran and Iraq
  • Examining the role religion plays in contemporary Middle Eastern conflicts
  • Listing well-known political figures of the Persian Gulf War
  • Discussing the terrorist events of September 11, 2001
  • Detailing the controversies surrounding the War in Afghanistan
  • Describing the events of the Iraq War

In addition to quizzes and transcripts, the video lessons feature animation along with real-life clips of many of the historical events mentioned above. As you review and get set for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies examination, you may click anywhere to stop the videos, then click anywhere again to restart them. If you'd like to go to a specified section, look below the screen at the timeline link where video tags let you jump to any of several main topics.

7 Lessons in Chapter 46: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Contemporary Terrorism
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The Middle East: Nationalism, Modernization & Conflict (1836-2014)

1. The Middle East: Nationalism, Modernization & Conflict (1836-2014)

Few regions have experienced such an intertwined relationship with the West as the Middle East, which has also had a bumpy road to modernization. This lesson looks at how the Middle East became increasingly nationalistic, often due to Western actions.

The Iran-Iraq War: Causes & Timeline

2. The Iran-Iraq War: Causes & Timeline

The Iran-Iraq War lasted from 1980 to 1988 and cost hundreds of thousands of lives. The conflict ended in a stalemate between the two nations, but highlighted the volatile nature of politics in the Middle East in the late 20th century.

The Role of Religion in Modern Middle East Conflicts

3. The Role of Religion in Modern Middle East Conflicts

This lesson will explore the religious conflicts of the Middle East. It will specifically describe the conflicts between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, Jews and Muslim Arabs, and fundamentalist Muslims and the Western world.

Causes, Events & Political Figures of the Gulf War

4. Causes, Events & Political Figures of the Gulf War

The Gulf War occurred in 1990 and 1991 when Iraq invaded Kuwait. UN, NATO, and United States forces responded by attacking and pushing Iraqi troops out of Kuwait. The war was a decisive victory for American and coalition forces.

September 11th & the War on Terror

5. September 11th & the War on Terror

September 11, 2001 was a day of terrorist attacks by radical Islamists against the United States. In New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, nearly 3,000 people were killed. As a result, the United States launched a War on Terror that has lasted over a decade since.

The War in Afghanistan: Causes, Timeline & Controversy

6. The War in Afghanistan: Causes, Timeline & Controversy

The War in Afghanistan began in 2001 after the September 11 attacks. United States and NATO coalition forces attacked Taliban and Al Qaeda forces. As of 2014, United States personnel are withdrawing from the country, ending over a decade of fighting.

Understanding the Iraq War

7. Understanding the Iraq War

The Iraq War lasted from 2003-2011. Thousands of American and Coalition forces died during the conflict, as well as many thousands of Iraqis. The American decision to go to war in Iraq remains controversial today.

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