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MICHIGAN

TEST OBJECTIVES

FIELD 684: SOCIAL STUDIES

History

Geography

Economics

Political Science and Government

Social Science Skills

HISTORY

Understand basic terms and concepts related to the study of history.

Includes defining basic historical terms and concepts (e.g., culture, nation-state, revolution); and using historical terms to analyze historical developments and interpretations.

Understand major developments in world history through the sixteenth century.

Includes recognizing the main characteristics of and analyzing relations among ancient civilizations of Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas; and examining the institutions and values of various cultures and religions and their influence on human society.

Understand major developments in world history from the seventeenth century to the present.

Includes relating important developments in the arts, religion, and philosophy to the history of a given period; assessing the effects of the industrial revolution on the modern world; analyzing the effects of nationalism on world history; and examining the causes and effects of major international conflicts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Understand major developments in U.S. history to 1877.

Includes examining the exploration and settlement of North America from the perspectives of various peoples; understanding the movement to create an independent nation; identifying and analyzing the contributions of diverse groups to the development of U.S. society prior to 1877; and analyzing the origins and consequences of the Civil War.

Understand major developments in U.S. history from 1877 to the present.

Includes evaluating the effects of industrialization and immigration on U.S. society; examining the political and social reforms of the Progressive movement and the New Deal; assessing the effects of major international and national conflicts on U.S. politics and society; and analyzing the main causes and effects of the civil rights movement and other rights movements (e.g., women’s movements, rights for persons with disabilities, peace movements, environmental movements).

Understand major developments in Michigan history.

Includes recognizing important characteristics of Native American groups that have inhabited and continue to inhabit the region; examining the events leading to Michigan statehood; understanding the development of cultural diversity in Michigan history; and analyzing social, economic, and political factors that influenced the development of Michigan since achieving statehood.

Analyze the effects of scientific and technological developments on human society.

Includes identifying major scientific and technological innovations that have influenced the development of human civilizations; analyzing the factors that have encouraged or discouraged

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