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The Best Teachers' Test Preparation For The FTCE Social Science 6-12: Florida,9780738604565

The Best Teachers' Test Preparation For The FTCE Social Science 6-12: Florida

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9780738604565

ISBN10:
0738604569
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/16/2008
Publisher(s):
Research & Education Assn
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Summary

Take Your Teaching Career to the Head of the Class FTCE SOCIAL SCIENCE, Grades 6-12 For Florida Licensure REA's Florida FTCE 6-12 Social Science test prep with CD-ROM TESTware will help you prepare for the FTCE exam.The book offers an accurate and complete overview of the FTCE 6-12 Social Science test and identifies all the important information found on the exam. The comprehensive review covers every type of question, every subject area, and every skill that can be expected on the actual exam. The CD-ROM includes the book's two practice tests in a timed format with instant scoring and detailed explanations of answers. Each practice test replicates the format of the official exam, including the levels of difficulty. Our test-taking tips and strategies will boost your confidence on test day! REA books and software have proven to be the extra support teacher candidates need to pass their challenging test for state licensure. Our comprehensive study guides are teacher-recommended and written by educators who have mastered the test and the related program of study.

Table of Contents

Passing the FTCE Social Science 6-12 Test
About This Book
About the Test
How to Use This Book
Studying for the FTCE Social Science Test
Format of the FTCE Social Science Test
Scoring the FTCE Social Science Test
The Day of the Test
FTCE Study Schedule
Review for Competency One
Knowledge Of Geography
The Five Themes of Geography
The Natural Processes that Shape the Earth's Physical and Human Systems
Physical and Cultural Features
Geographic Information
Review for Competency Two
Knowledge Of Economics
How Scarcity and Opportunity Cost Impact Choices
How Economic Systems Answer the Three Basic Economic Questions
The Role of Supply and Demand
Fundamental Macroeconomic Concepts
The Role of Government in Market and Nonmarket Economies
The Principle of Comparative Advantage
The Role of Credit in a Consumer Economy
Review for Competency Three
Knowledge Of Political Science
The Features and Principles of the United States Constitution
The Functions of US Political Institutions
The Functions of Political Parties, Elections, Interest Groups Public Opinion, and Mass Media in the United States
State and Local Governments in the United States
US Foreign Policy
Various Political Systems
The Key Elements of US Citizenship
Review for Competency Four
Knowledge Of World History
Prehistoric Cultures and Early Civilizations
Ancient Civilizations
African, Asian, and Mesoamerican Societies
The Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation Periods
The Age of Reason through the Age of Enlightenment
The Age of Exploration and Global Civilization
The Development of the Nation-State and Capitalism
The Industrial Revolution
The Age of Revolution
The Growth of Nationalism
Wars and Military Conflicts
Major Contemporary World Issues and Trends
Major World Religions and Ideologies
Review for Competency Five
Knowledge Of American History
The Age of Exploration and the Colonization of the Americas
The Colonial Era
The Revolutionary Era
The Constitutional Era and the Early Republic
The Impact of Westward Expansion on the Emerging Nation
The Antebellum Era
The Civil War and Reconstruction Eras
The Impact of Agrarianism, Industrialization, Urbanization, and the Reform
Movements
The Impact of Immigration
The World War I Era
Developments between World War I and World War II
The World War II Period
The Cold War Era
Movements for Equality, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
Florida History
Review for Competency Six
Knowledge Of Social Science And Its Methodology
The Social Science Disciplines
The Social Science Concepts
The Interrelationships between Social Science Disciplines
Interpret Representations of Information Related to the Social Sciences
Strategies, Methods, Tools, and Technology for Teaching Social Science
Primary Source Documents
Practice Test 1
Answer Sheet
Practice Test 1
Answer Key and SMR Chart
Progress Chart
Detailed Explanations of Answers
Practice Test 2
Answer Sheet
Practice Test 2
Answer Key and SMR Chart
Progress Chart
Detailed Explanations of Answers
Index
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Excerpts

Passing the FTCE Social Science 612 Test ABOUT THIS BOOK REA's The Best Teachers' Preparation for the FTCE Social Science 612 Test is a comprehensive guide designed to assist you in preparing to take the FTCE required for teaching social sciences in grades 612. To enhance your chances of success in this important step toward your career as a teacher in Florida schools, this test guide: presents an accurate and complete overview of the FTCE Social Science 612 Test identifies all of the important information and its representation on the exam provides a comprehensive review of every competency and skill presents sample questions in the actual test format suggests tips and strategies for successfully completing standardized tests provides diagnostic tools to identify areas of strength and weakness provides two full-length practice tests based on the most recently administered FTCE replicates the format of the official exam, including levels of difficulty provides the correct answer and detailed explanations for each question on the practice tests, which enables you to identify correct answers and understand why they are correct and, just as important, why the other answers are incorrect. This guide is based on the best research and resources. The editors considered the most recent test administrations and professional standards. They also researched information from the Florida Department of Education, professional journals, textbooks, and educators in the field. This guide includes the best test preparation materials based on the latest information available. Nonetheless, it is always wise to check for any late updates from the test administrator. ABOUT THE TEST Since 1980 the state of Florida has used the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations as a requirement for teacher certification. In 1986 the legislature added the requirement to pass a test in the content area in which the teacher desires to be certified. The purpose of this preparation guide is to help you successfully prepare for the test by providing you with a clear overview of what content is considered essential in the social science curricula for grades 612. The guide is not designed to be an all-inclusive source for social science content. There are two versions of the social science test in Florida. Be sure you are registered for the proper test. The version for grades 59 is what you should take if you want to be a middle school teacher. The version for grades 612 requires greater depth of knowledge. This guide is designed to prepare you for the grades 612 test. Below are the competencies used as the basis for the FTCE Social Science grades 612 examination, as well as the approximate percentage of the total test that each competency occupies. These competencies represent the knowledge that teams of teachers, subject area specialists, and district-level educators have determined to be important for beginning teachers. This book contains a thorough review of these


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