FTCE Social Science Outline and Notes

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  1. star32569

    star32569 New Member

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    I took the test and am having trouble passing and studying. I find most of the books useless and have no clue how to attack the test. If anyone has a guide they created which is current and works let me know.
     
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    I miraculously passed in December after only studying a few days without much background knowledge. Know the bias of the test is European perspective. Here's what I did:

    Make a colorful timeline to describe key points of each era, including transformative inventions:
    Greeks-Golden Age, hellenistic period, Peloponnesian War, direct democracy
    Romans-took over greeks, redid everything bigger/better, representative gov't, invented aqueducts
    Dark Ages - no advancements in art, lit, or tech, Asia spice route (advancing), middle ages
    Feudalism - draw the pyramid of hierarchy, gov't based on land ownership, manor state, Crusades, Catholic church owned land and had power
    Renaissance - europe explosion of ideas, michael angelo, da vinci, Raphael, Sistine Chapel
    Reformation - Europe breaks away from Catholic church, Henry 8th, John Calvin, Martin Liter's 95 Theses (know what this was), same time as Renaissance, printing press to print Bibles/pamphlets invented by Johann Gutenberg led to spread of message
    Scientific Revolution - age of scientific discovery, invention, exploration, navigation; Columbian Exchange, focus on science to explain the world
    Enlightenment - great thinkers question gov't & oppression from monarchs, individual freedom/rights, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Lord Montesquieu, Ben Franklin, Jefferson Adams, Declaration of Independence
    Age of Revolution - American Revolution inspired French revolution, ideas from Enlightenment period, French peasants inspired Fall of the Bastille
    Imperialism - Europe expansion around the globe, Great Britain, France, Spain, Portugal the strongest
    Visualize the rest: WWI, WWII, Cold War, 21th Century

    I'll add more in a few...
     
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    Make another shorter timeline with specific events and make sure you know them all
    476 Fall of Rome
    1492 Columbus Voyage
    1775 American Rev.
    1776 Declaration of Ind.
    1861-1865 American Civil War
    1914-1918 WWI & Fall of Ottoman Empire
    1920s Women's Suffrage in America
    1930s Great Depression
    Kristallnacht in Germany Nov 9, 1938
    1941 Pearl Harbor
    1945 WWII Ends
    1950s & 1960s Cold War
    1960s & 1970s Vietnam
    1989 Fall of Berlin Wall
    9/11/01 Attacks
     
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    I made notecards with the following..

    People:

    Pericles
    Julius Caesar
    Socrates - know which of these guys committed suicide
    Thomas Jefferson
    John Locke
    Martin Luther (not to be confused with Martin Luther King)
    Karl Marx
    Mohatmas K. Gandhi
    Abraham Lincoln
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Sandra Day O'Connor
    FDR & LBJ Gov't programs
    Emile Durkheim
    Napolean Bonaparte
    Simon Bolivar
    Adam Smith

    Concepts
    Manor System in middle ages
    Guild
    Luisiana Purchase
    Axum Empire
    Hindu Cush Empire
    Rise of Nazism
    World Religions
    Absolute & relative location
    Land Features - isthmus, fjord, peninsula, island, lake, delta
    Amendments 14, 15 & 18
    Bill of rights Amendments 1-10
    Continental Drift
    Contour Lines on a map & what they mean in regards to elevation
    Mesopotamia
    Mayans/Egyptian architecture in common
    Manhattan Project - A-bomb
    Zimmerman Telegram
    Triangular Trade
    Western Expansion (land grants for railroads)
    Compromise of 1830
    Townshend Act
    Sugar Act
    Quartering Act
    Stamp Act
    Gerrymandering
    Trail of Tears
    Treaty of Laramie
    NATO
    Warsaw Pact
    Monroe Doctrine
    Marshall Plan
    NATO
    Branches of Gov't - what they can do to each other

    Wars:
    Peloponnesian War
    Crusades
    Seven Years' War
    English Revolution
    American revolusion
    French Revolution
    American Civil War
    WWI - now it started
    Russian Revolution
    WWII
    Cold War Vietnam War

    Economics - know different economies (traditional, mixed market & which is most liberal), supply & demand, price ceilings/floor, inflation
     
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    I also used the REA study book with the Cirrus book as a supplement. Use the Cirrus Book for Economics. Use the quizzes as a helpful tool to help you recall information but don't focus too much on the specific questions because the test is different.

    Good luck!
     
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    Thank you so much. Been trying to organize what is important and what is not.
     
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    Thank you for sharing Eleanor!!! Seeing all this info in an outline is very helpful!
     
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    Star - I was wondering if you passed the Social Science exam?
     

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