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Course SummaryThis entertaining Geography: High School course can help you quickly and effectively understand an assignment, boost your grades or ace a test. Review fun lessons to strengthen your knowledge, and take short quizzes and practice exams to assess your comprehension of various geography concepts.
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If you are looking for a resource that can help you better understand the basics of geography, this fun Geography: High School course can help! Engaging lessons make it easy to comprehend a variety of topics, including climatology, astronomy on Earth, principles of geography and the relationship between economics and geography. This course also enables you to examine the geography of North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. Use multiple-choice quizzes, chapter exams and a course exam to test your knowledge of these concepts.
As a student, you can use the lessons, quizzes and exams to ensure you grasp important geography concepts before take a test or completing an assignment. Around-the-clock mobile access enables you to study whenever and wherever you choose. Educators can also benefit from the resources in this chapter. Feel free to use the lessons to improve your curriculum and lesson plans. You can also share these lessons with your students during lectures and assess their comprehension using practice quizzes and exams.
|Themes & Principles of Geography||Defines and lists the five themes of geography. Describes the macrogeographical regions and subregions of the world. Provides details about metageography and various geography tools.|
|Reading Maps||Lists types of thematic maps, and provides an overview of the world map. Describes how to locate places on the world map and understand map keys and legends. Explains how to construct scale maps and read topographic and geologic maps.|
|Astronomy of the Earth||Provides an overview of the solar system, and discusses how solar energy impacts Earth's temperature. Describes how Earth and the sun impact the moon's phases, and details the influence gravity, the moon and the sun have on tides.|
|Climatology & Meteorology||Discusses the atmosphere on Earth, the water cycle and climate. Examines the geography of the four seasons and the impact geography and climate have on civilizations.|
|Landforms, Geology & Life||Describes types of landforms, and details the theory behind plate tectonics. Defines the dynamic Earth and biogeography. Explains the impact of erosion and deposition on landforms.|
|Culture & Geography||Examines characteristics of human and cultural geography, and provides geographical definitions of scale, space and place. Explains the impact of geography on civilizations, culture and conflict. Describes cultural influence on geographic regions and the spatial association of culture regions.|
|Economics & Geography||Explains how resources impact the movement of products, capital and people in the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and other regions.|
|Geography of North America Overview||Demonstrates how to map physical and human characteristics across North America. Describes major landforms and identifies states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada. Discusses NAFTA, conflict and cooperation in North America. Examines the continent's water, land and air pollution.|
|Geography of Middle & South America||Explains geographical influences on migration in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Examines major landforms and the impact of resources in Central and South America. Discusses the culture, history and politics of the Amazon Basin, Mexico, Central America, Brazil, the Caribbean and more.|
|Geography of Europe Overview||Describes major landforms across Europe. Discusses the relationship between geography and politics in Europe. Examines the expansion and foreign relations of the European Union. Explains cultural patterns, life and settlement patterns in Europe.|
|Geography of Africa & the Middle East Overview||Maps physical and human characteristics and describes the major landforms of the Middle East and Africa. Discusses Africa and the Middle East's geographic influences and cultural patterns. Examines the Middle East and Africa from 1945 to present.|
|Geography of East Asia||Lists major landforms in East Asia, and demonstrates how to map its physical and human characteristics. Examines East Asia's cultural patterns and contemporary issues. Explains how geography impacts politics and life differs in various parts of East Asia.|
|Geography of Southeast Asia||Examines major landforms and characteristics of Southeast Asia. Describes Southeast Asia's spread of culture and contemporary issues.|
|Geography of South Asia Overview||Discusses South Asia's major landforms, cultural patterns and migration patterns. Maps the human and physical characteristics of South Asia. Examines India's social issues and solutions.|
|Geography of Russia & Central Asia Overview||Exhibits the process of mapping human and physical characteristics of Russia and Central Asia. Describes this region's major landforms and cultural patterns. Explains how geography isolated Ancient China.|
|Geography of the South Pacific & Australia||Describes major landforms, cultural patterns, geographic changes and the impact of technology on the Pacific Islands and Australia. Maps the physical and human characteristics and compares life in different parts of these regions.|
|Geography Case Studies||Uses case studies to analyze the relationships between geography, climate and life in early Greece, Maya, Aztec and Inca civilizations, Ancient China, Russia and the United States.|
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