Discussion in 'Single Subject Tests' started by Rendel, Jun 9, 2005.
Jun 9, 2005
I will be taking the CSET test (history) next month and need some help.
Jun 10, 2005
Um, can you be more specific?
If you're not sure how, take a look at the CSET Web site, http://www.cset.nesinc.com, click on the Test Guides button, and find the material on social science. Everything there can be downloaded in pdf format. The sample questions will be helpful, but you should also download the SMR (= Subject Matter Requirements) document, which is aligned to California state curriculum standards. Look through that to find the information you used to know and the information you never quite learned, and then ask about that. Asking questions and sharing answers on this forum is a great way to study.
Historical atlases can be excellent resources for this exam - and for your future classroom. You can use the SMR document as a list of terms to look up on the Internet - try Answers.com (http://www.answers.com), which really does give answers.
Pay special attention to trends that seem to recur in the SMR document - those tend to be The Big Issues of World History, and you can count on questions that ask about those, directly or indirectly.
Best of luck, and don't be shy about asking questions.
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