The Six Essential Elements of Geography


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1. Which of the following essential elements of geography includes the study of glaciers and how they carve out the landscape?

2. Which of the following essential elements of geography includes the study of how humans directly affect the natural geography of the world?

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Use these study tools to configure what you know about the six essential elements of geography. Questions on the quiz address these elements and how their features are used.

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  • Explain geography
  • Determine the essential element of geography that includes the study of glaciers
  • Name the essential element where humans are studied with regard to how they affect the natural world
  • Identify the study of absolute and relative location
  • Recognize an example of absolute location

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  • Explain places and regions
  • Assess human systems
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