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Ch 2: Tools Used in Geography

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The comprehensive video lessons in this chapter offer middle school students insight into the traditional and contemporary tools used in geography. Students can take lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to better gauge their comprehension of the materials.

Tools Used in Geography - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter can help your middle school students explore the tools used in geography. The short and engaging videos offer insight into map projection and its importance to map design. They also explore ways geographers use maps and contemporary tools like GPS and GIS to describe where things are found around the globe. Your students can compare and contrast a Sun-synchronous orbit with a geostationary orbit and also learn about the geographical regions of the world. Multiple-choice lesson quizzes are available to gauge your middle school students' comprehension of the materials. Instructors are also available to address any questions you may have.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation This lesson helps students explore the geographic coordinate system.
Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS With this lesson, students can learn how geographers use maps, GPS and GIS to describe where things are located throughout the world.
The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions Students can find an overview of the world map and explore the geographical regions of the world.
Map Projection & Scale With this lesson, students can take a look at map projection, its importance to map design and how map scale is used to represent location.
What Is Remote Sensing? Students are able to study remote sensing, its various uses and the difference between active and passive remote sensing.
Sun-Synchronous Orbit vs. Geostationary Orbit Students can take a closer look at a Sun-synchronous orbit compared and contrasted with a geostationary orbit.

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