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Ch 47: Global & Regional Patterns of Culture & Human Geography

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This chapter offers a fun examination of global and regional patterns of culture and human geography. Boost your knowledge of this subject and strengthen your ability to excel on an upcoming test by reviewing bite-sized video lessons and taking multiple-choice quizzes.

Global & Regional Patterns of Culture & Human Geography - Chapter Summary

Get a comprehensive overview of global and regional patterns of cultural and human geography with help from this short chapter. Our instructors have developed fun lessons you can access any time to improve your understanding of the mechanisms of cultural change, contemporary migration and more. Complete this chapter at your own pace to ensure you're able to:

  • Discuss two important approaches to cultural geography
  • Describe the political and social impact of religion around the globe
  • List and discuss the mechanisms of cultural change
  • Explain the patterns of human migration since the 1500s
  • Provide details about forced migration and patterns and impacts of contemporary migration
  • Exhibit knowledge of the push and pull factors of human migration
  • Define and discuss the measurement of standard of living

All the lessons in this chapter are available in two formats: short videos and written transcripts. Watch the videos to enjoy an engaging look at the concepts covered in this chapter, or view the transcripts to print the lesson materials or read them online. With each lesson is a mini quiz designed to assess your knowledge of the topics it covers. Our practice exam tests your overall understanding of the global and regional patterns of culture and human geography.

7 Lessons in Chapter 47: Global & Regional Patterns of Culture & Human Geography
Cultural Influence on a Geographic Region: Vocabulary

1. Cultural Influence on a Geographic Region: Vocabulary

How does a culture spread? And how can we study the way that culture changes across physical space? In this lesson, we'll look at two approaches to cultural geography: the core-domain-sphere model and culture regions and realms.

Geography of Religion: Political & Social Impacts

2. Geography of Religion: Political & Social Impacts

In this lesson, you'll consider why geographers take an interest in the religions of people around the world. We'll also discuss how conflicts arise between groups with different beliefs and experiences.

Mechanisms of Cultural Change: Invention, Diffusion & Innovation

3. Mechanisms of Cultural Change: Invention, Diffusion & Innovation

This lesson will seek to explain the concept of cultural change. In doing so, it will highlight the change mechanisms of invention and innovation. It will also explain the different types of diffusion.

The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

4. The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

This lesson will explain human migration patterns since the 1500s. In doing so, it will highlight the forced migration, as well as the eras of colonization and persecution, industrialization, and 20th century migration.

Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

5. Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

This lesson will seek to explain modern migration. In doing so, it will highlight labor migration, urbanization, and forced migration. It will also highlight the term diaspora.

The Push & Pull Factors of Human Migration

6. The Push & Pull Factors of Human Migration

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what human migration is and give examples of push and pull factors that can be involved. A short quiz will follow.

Standard of Living: Definition & Measurement

7. Standard of Living: Definition & Measurement

You've probably heard about the concept of standard of living and how it varies between different countries. In this lesson, you'll learn about what standard of living is and how it can be measured.

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