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Ch 42: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Post-World War II

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Brush up on your knowledge of the world after World War II in this chapter. These lessons were created so you will be ready for any related question on the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Post-World War II - Chapter Summary

Take time and look through each video lesson to prepare you for pertinent questions on the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam. Some topics covered in this chapter include:

  • How technology has changed since WWII
  • Links between communism and the Cuban Revolution
  • Europe, Asia, and the Soviet Union post-war
  • The fall of communism
  • Changes in Africa after the Second World War
  • Glasnost and perestroika policies of Gorbachev

This chapter includes video lessons that help you learn in a fun, effective manner. Taking advantage of our quizzes helps you quickly assess your knowledge. You even have access to online instructors, who will help if you get stuck at any point. Better the learning and reviewing process for the exam thanks to these resources.

8 Lessons in Chapter 42: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Post-World War II
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Sputnik to the Internet: How Technology and Science Have Changed Society since WWII

1. Sputnik to the Internet: How Technology and Science Have Changed Society since WWII

In this lesson, we will highlight critical scientific and technological advances since the end of World War II. We will explore the profound effects these advances had upon society.

Communism and the Cuban Revolution: Castro, the Bay of Pigs & the Cuban Missile Crisis

2. Communism and the Cuban Revolution: Castro, the Bay of Pigs & the Cuban Missile Crisis

In this lesson, we will examine the relationship between communism and the country of Cuba. We will focus specifically on the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro's rise to power, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

The End of Communism in Eastern Europe: Events and Timeline

6. The End of Communism in Eastern Europe: Events and Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the immediate aftermath of the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, where both political structures and economic models were left in limbo.

Gorbachev's Policies of Glasnost and Perestroika: Explanation and Significance

7. Gorbachev's Policies of Glasnost and Perestroika: Explanation and Significance

In this lesson, we will examine Mikhail Gorbachev's reform policies of glasnost and perestroika. We will learn what led to these developments and see how they impacted the Soviet Union.

Changes in Africa After World War II

8. Changes in Africa After World War II

In this lesson, we will examine changes in Africa following World War II. We will discover what factors led to decolonization in the wake of World War II, and we will highlight the central themes surrounding African independence movements.

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