Geography as a Social Science: Definition & Explanation Video


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What is geography?

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1. Why is studying the social side of geography valuable today?

2. Which of the following is NOT something that motivates humans to change a landscape?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Think about the world we live in and it becomes clear that geography could also be considered a social science. This quiz and worksheet task you with answering questions about the social context of geography, human motivation, and the way these things affect the world we're living in.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

We're going to examine you particularly on:

  • The definition of geography
  • Value found in studying geography's social side
  • Influences on human motivation to change landscape
  • The scientific umbrella under which geography rests

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about geography through a new lens
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why people move to different places and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the equity of social geography
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concepts of social and physical science

Additional Learning

You can ascertain a larger portion of knowledge about geography if you read our affiliated lesson called Geography as a Social Science: Definition & Explanation. This lesson will cover:

  • The broad scope of geography
  • Humankind's association with landscape
  • Why people move and things are built