Ch 50: Terms & Concepts of Political Science - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science

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Review political science concepts and terms by studying this chapter's engaging text and video lessons. Afterwards, answer relevant questions on the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science examination.

Terms and Concepts of Political Science: ORELA Middle Grades Social Science - Chapter Summary

This chapter could expand your knowledge of political science, political culture and political socialization. The text and video lessons within the chapter discuss direct and representative democracy, patterns of political culture, and how family units and schools are major agents of socialization. Prior to taking the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science examination, study this chapter in order to:

  • Review various forms of representative democracy
  • Identify four groups that shape our belief systems
  • Distinguish between political culture and political opinion

Watch the animated video lessons and read through the transcripts of the text lessons in this chapter in preparation for acing pertinent questions on the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science examination. The chapter was designed to be a flexible alternative to traditional classroom study. Play, rewind or fast forward through the lessons and focus on the topics you need to know more about. Quizzes can be printed and studied at intervals during the day. Use the ask-an-expert function on the Dashboard to submit questions to the instructors.

Terms and Concepts of Political Science: ORELA Middle Grades Social Science Chapter Objectives

The third section of the four-content domain ORELA Middle Grades Social Science examination is titled, Government. You'll display what you've learned about the terms and concepts of political science in this domain, which amounts to 19% of the score. The computerized assessment has 150 multiple-choice questions that must be answered within the specified three-hour time limit.

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