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Ch 35: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Basic History Concepts

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With this chapter, dust off the cobwebs as you remember basic history concepts, such as the six world history periods. To practice for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 test, try answering our quiz questions about civilizations and other topics.

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Basic History Concepts - Chapter Summary

Re-familiarize yourself with these basic history concepts by examining our text lessons and watching the videos. Get an overview of this information to prepare for related questions on the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 test. After you complete each lesson within the chapter, you should have refreshed your memory about the following:

  • Different eras going as far back as 8000 B.C.E.
  • The impact of climate and geography on civilizations throughout history
  • Contemporary approaches and factors used for studying geography
  • Environmental connections between the community and individuals
  • An analysis of the periods in history
  • History examined chronologically
  • Methodologies used to examine and interpret historical evidence

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6 Lessons in Chapter 35: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Basic History Concepts
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Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present

1. Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present

In this lesson, we will look at the six periods of world history. We will learn the defining characteristics of each and highlight the major themes associated with each period.

Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

2. Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

In this lesson, we will look at the relationship between geography, climate, and civilization. We will learn why civilizations develop in particular regions and how this leads to lifestyle and cultural differences.

Contemporary Approaches in Geography: Area, Spatial, Locational & Geographic Systems Analysis

3. Contemporary Approaches in Geography: Area, Spatial, Locational & Geographic Systems Analysis

If geographers study people and places, exactly how do they look at the information they find? In this lesson, we'll examine contemporary approaches to studying geography, including spatial, area, locational, and systems analysis.

Housing, Neighborhood, & Community Environments

4. Housing, Neighborhood, & Community Environments

In this lesson, we highlight three main components of a person's environment and look at how older adults are affected by variations in these elements, including the impact of friends and neighbors.

Chronology & Periodization in History

5. Chronology & Periodization in History

In this lesson we will learn about chronology and periodization in history. We will identify important periods of history, and learn how they are classified. We will analyze the centrality of chronology in the discipline of history.

Historical Methodology: Evidence and Interpretation

6. Historical Methodology: Evidence and Interpretation

In this lesson. we will learn about historical methodology. We will learn how history is constructed based on evidence and how various interpretations are formulated.

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