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Ch 39: Prehistory of the Non-Western World - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy

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This chapter on the Prehistory of the Non-Western World includes everything you'll want to know on the subject going into the MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy exam. Using this chapter will help you feel confident about any related question you may encounter on the test.

MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy: Prehistory of the Non-Western World - Chapter Summary

This chapter provides an in-depth yet time-efficient review of key historical developments within the non-western world. By the end of this chapter, you'll have bolstered your readiness to answer questions pertaining to:

  • The Neolithic Agricultural Revolution
  • Developments of hierarchical structures
  • Prehistoric human migrations
  • The movement from villages to cities
  • Walls, roads, and bronze as tools of empire creation

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MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy: Prehistory of the Non-Western World Chapter Objectives

Massachusetts uses the MTEL political science/political philosophy test as one of the requirements for certification to teach the subject. This is attempted by means of 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response items divided into six subtests. This chapter goes over content relevant to the history subtest, which will count for 20% of your final score on the exam. While these lessons won't connect to every subject on the history subtest, they will prepare you for every question about the prehistory of the non-western world included in the section.

5 Lessons in Chapter 39: Prehistory of the Non-Western World - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy
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Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications

1. Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications

A long, long time ago, human beings roamed the earth looking for food. Then the agricultural revolution struck! What are the benefits of an agrarian society, and how have they shaped the way we live today?

Development of Hierarchical Structures: Chiefs to Emperors in History

2. Development of Hierarchical Structures: Chiefs to Emperors in History

This lesson will explore society's need for hierarchies, as well as kinship as a basis of hierarchical structures. Various forms of hierarchy will be briefly explored and...spoiler alert...they all come back to kinship.

Prehistoric Human Migrations: History & Movements

3. Prehistoric Human Migrations: History & Movements

This lesson will seek to explain the theories concerning prehistoric human migration. In doing so, it will highlight the effects of the Ice Age on modern Homo sapiens and their migration into Eurasia and the rest of the globe.

Villages to Cities: How Cities Were Invented

4. Villages to Cities: How Cities Were Invented

In this video lesson, you'll meet Uruk, a lone farmer living in ancient Mesopotamia. As Uruk tries to become a successful farmer, he realizes the difficulties in sustaining a fruitful farm without the help of a community. Watch to understand how these difficulties contributed to the creation of villages and cities throughout history.

Walls, Roads & Bronze: Tools of Empire Creation

5. Walls, Roads & Bronze: Tools of Empire Creation

Learn some of the tools of the empire creation trade. In this video lesson, we'll explore the wall as a tough nut to be cracked, the strategic importance of roads and the advances made possible by bronze.

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