Praxis II Review: Test 5034 Social Studies

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Praxis II Review:
Test 5034 Social Studies
Review Session #1
02.20.13
Dr. Meg Monaghan
Today’s Agenda:
• Introduction
• Practice Test #1- General overview
• Review “study topics”
• Focus: US History
• Overview of other sessions
• In the meantime…
Praxis II for Elementary
• General Review Strategies
– https://www.ets.org/praxis/prepare/materials/5031
– Demonstration of computer based test, strategies, what to expect,
test anxiety, etc.
– http://www.teacherstestprep.com/praxis-prep-classes
• Multiple Subjects Test (5031)
– Reading Language Arts
– Math
– Social Studies (5034)
– Science
Social Studies (5034)
• 50 minute test, 55 multiple choice questions
• Passing score= 166
– US History, Government, Citizenship= 45%
– Geography, Anthropology, Sociology=30%
– World History, Economics= 25%
– No specific state history questions
Practice Test #1
Today: Focus on US History
• Study guide, questions
• Pull textbooks to study (curriculum library)
• Gain understanding of the “general narrative”
of US, use the timeline to help you
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_United_States_histor
y
European Exploration,
Colonization
• Ice Age- Bering Strait
• 15th-16th century- “Age of Exploration”
• 17th century-European Colonization, conflict
with Native Americans
• 18th century- British colonization
Revolution
American Revolution,
“The Founding”
• Causes, general narrative
• Include founding people (i.e. “Founding
Fathers”) AND founding documents
– Declaration of Independence
– Articles of the Confederation
– Constitution and Bill of Rights
Growth of the Republic
• Slavery
– Origins
– Civil War
– Reconstruction
– Abolitionists
• Westward Expansion
– “Manifest Destiny”
– Changes to the map
– Impact on Native Americans
– Technology
– Agriculture
th
20 Century America
• World War I
• The 20’s
– Harlem Renaissance, Prohibition, women’s suffrage
• Great Depression
• World War II
– Japanese Internment, atomic bombs, postwar impact (“Baby boom”)
• Cold War
– Korean War, Vietnam War, McCarthyism, Red Scare
• Modern issues
– Civil Rights, technology, environmentalism
Session #2
• Government and Citizenship
• Geography, Anthropology, Sociology
• World History and Economics
Session #3:
• Catch up, catch all!
• Full, timed practice test
In the meantime…
• Examine the study guides!
• Come prepared with questions

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