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AEPA: The Origin & Dispersal of Humans & Culture - Chapter Summary
As part of our study guide for the National Evaluation Series (NES) Middle Grades Social Science test, this chapter can help you review the theoretical models of human origins, patterns of human migration and the different ways of grouping humans. Watch this series of short, engaging videos to prepare for questions about:
- Prehistoric human migrations and the opportunities presented at the end of the last ice age
- The great flood and how it could have effective migrations
- Patterns of human migrations since 1500
- Contemprary migration patterns
- Difference between emigration and immigration
- Regional continuity, replacement and partial replacement models of human origin
- Influence of geography and climate on the locations and movements of civilizations
- Theories of cultural evolution
- Cultural, ethnic, racial and gender categories of human groupings
These lessons are taught by expert instructors and are mobile device friendly so you have a effective and versatile way of reviewing the models of human origins and human migration. Following these lessons, complete the quizzes to test your retention of the information presented. If you find topics you don't understand, return to the videos via embedded tags that take you straight to the areas that discussed these topics. Once you've completed these videos and quizzes, test your overall understanding of the chapter by taking the chapter exam.
AEPA: The Origin & Dispersal of Humans & Culture Chapter Objectives
The NES Middle Grades Social Science exam is used to test future teachers' understanding of the social sciences as part of the process to earn a teachers certification. This computer-based exam includes a series of 150 multiple-choice questions administered in a three-hour testing session. Nineteen percent of the questions belong to the Geography and Culture domain. Complete the activities in this chapter to prepare for questions about human origins and patterns of migration in this domain.
1. Prehistoric Human Migrations: History & Movements
This lesson will seek to explain the theories concerning prehistoric human migration. In doing so, it will highlight the effects of the Ice Age on modern Homo sapiens and their migration into Eurasia and the rest of the globe.
2. The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities
What is an ice age? How did the latest period of glaciation form our species? How has the abundance of this latest period of interglaciation changed our behavior? Watch this lesson to find out.
3. The Great Flood and Population Migrations
The Great Flood myth has been around for over eight millennia. Could it be more than a myth? What could have caused such a flood, and what effects has it had on humans?
4. The Migrations of Humans Since 1500
This lesson will explain human migration patterns since the 1500s. In doing so, it will highlight the forced migration, as well as the eras of colonization and persecution, industrialization, and 20th century migration.
5. Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts
This lesson will seek to explain modern migration. In doing so, it will highlight labor migration, urbanization, and forced migration. It will also highlight the term diaspora.
6. Emigration: Definition, Characteristics & Effects
This lesson will explain the difference between immigration and emigration. In doing so, it will focus mainly on emigration. It will discuss push and pull factors that contribute to emigration, as well as the concept of remittances.
7. The Regional Continuity Model of Human Origin: Characteristics, Assertions & Critiques
This lesson will seek to explain the Regional Continuity model of human origin. In doing so, it will highlight the theories of Darwin as well as the assertions of the Out of Africa model of origin.
8. Replacement Model of Human Origin: Attributes, Claims & Arguments
This lesson will seek to explain the Replacement model of human origin. In doing so, it will highlight the concept of a theory, the assertions of the Out of Africa model and the theories of Charles Darwin.
9. Partial Replacement Model of Human Origin: Aspects, Theories & Critiques
This lesson will seek to explain the partial replacement model of human origin. In doing so, it will also explain the replacement model, the work of Charles Darwin, and the concept of theory.
10. Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations
In this lesson, we will look at the relationship between geography, climate, and civilization. We will learn why civilizations develop in particular regions and how this leads to lifestyle and cultural differences.
11. Theories of Cultural Evolution: Human Stages, Historical Materialism & Neo-Malthusian
This lesson will seek to explain the theories of cultural evolution. In doing so, it will highlight the works of Edward Tylor, Karl Marx, and the Malthusian catastrophe of Thomas Robert Malthus.
12. Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender
This lesson will seek to explain the different human groupings of culture, race, ethnicity, and gender. In doing so, it will discuss how these terms are and are not tied to biological and physical traits.
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