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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is Geography? - Definition, Facts & Types
Course SummaryIn this study guide, you will have the opportunity to review physical geography, environment and geography literacy topics. Use this course to study all of the material you need to know when sitting for the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Geography Test I exam.
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About This Course
From defining geography to identifying various types of earth structures and cycles, this course covers everything you need to know about basic geography subjects in preparation for the GACE Geography Test I. You will review facts about boundaries, maps, weather, climate, water cycles and more. Once you have completed your study of this guide, you should have developed a better understanding of the following:
- Spatial processes, types of regions and geographical similarities
- Geography tools, topography and coordinates
- Air masses, weather variables, atmosphere structure and weather fronts
- Climate classifications and climate change
- Water topics such as humidity, basins, groundwater, springs and wells
- Facts about geomorphology
- Tectonic plates, volcanoes and earthquakes
- Rocks and landforms
- Global environmental issues and natural resources
About the Exam
Georgia utilizes the GACE Geography Test I exam to measure the knowledge of aspiring and current teachers in this field. Test I is the first of a two-part exam that tests one's understanding of fundamental geography terms, processes and cycles. The computer-based Test I contains 60 selected-response questions in three subareas: Geography Literacy and Tools; Physical Geography; and Environment and Society. The Literacy and Tools subarea accounts for 36% of the test, with the remaining 64% split evenly between the other two subareas. Candidates have two hours to complete the test. A score of 220-249 must be attained to pass this test as an aspiring educator; existing professionals must score 250 to pass the exam.
GACE Geography Test I Exam Preparation & Registration
The GACE Geography Test I study guide offers a convenient and easy way to review all you need to know for this exam. Video lessons take only 5-10 minutes to view and can be watched as often as needed, with 24/7 accessibility from any device. Lessons focus on such topics as contemporary approaches in geography, atmospheric pressure, climates, earth's shape and layers, weathering and erosion, human impact on the environment and more. Jump to any point in a video lesson to review only the topics you need to and reach out to instructors with any questions via an online contact form. Self-assessment lesson quizzes and chapter exams are helpful tools to determine whether you have retained the information needed to take the GACE Geography Test I exam.
Registering for this GACE exam requires that you create an account on the Georgia Professional Standards Commission website and obtaining a Georgia certification ID number. With this number, you can then create an ETS GACE testing account. Complete the registration process online or by phone. Pay exam fees using a credit/debit card, PayPal or electronic check.
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