Ch 12: American Geography Overview

About This Chapter

This American geography overview is designed to help students boost their knowledge of U.S. regions, ecoregions and environment modification. Students also learn about the development and evolution of United States geography in this chapter.

American Geography Overview - Chapter Summary

Students can use this overview of American geography to enhance their understanding of events and natural occurrences that have impacted the geography of the United States. Lessons explore regions of the country, evolution of those regions and ways geography influenced the early United States. Reviewing this chapter will enable students to:

  • Identify and describe the regions and ecoregions of the United States
  • Describe the human and physical characteristics of the U.S.
  • Explain how geography has influenced the early United States
  • Share the history and effects of U.S. environment modification
  • Discuss the evolution of places and regions in the United States

Resources in this chapter make it easy for students to fully comprehend this overview of American geography. Video and text lessons provide in-depth information and feature quizzes that reinforce concepts by testing students' knowledge. A chapter exam also provides a comprehensive review of lesson topics. If students feel confused about any concepts covered in this chapter, they can send their questions to our experts.

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: American Geography Overview
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What are the Regions of the United States?

1. What are the Regions of the United States?

What are the regions of the United States? This lesson discusses the different regional areas and their significance to American culture. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Ecoregions of the United States

2. Ecoregions of the United States

Ecoregions exist throughout the natural world. However, what exactly is an ecoregion? How are they defined and what do they have in common? This lesson addresses those questions with a detailed look at ecoregions in the United States.

Mapping the Physical and Human Characteristics of the United States

3. Mapping the Physical and Human Characteristics of the United States

After watching this video, you will be able to describe the physical and human characteristics of the United States, including cities, mountains, rivers, and valleys, among others. A short quiz will follow.

How Geography Influenced the Early United States

4. How Geography Influenced the Early United States

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how the settlements of the United States developed and how the geography of the natural landscape impacted the positions of those settlements. A short quiz will follow.

U.S. Environmental Modification: History, Examples & Effects

5. U.S. Environmental Modification: History, Examples & Effects

American history is full of incidents from the interaction between humans and the environment. In this lesson, we'll talk about the history of environmental modification and look at some major examples.

The Evolution of Places & Regions in the United States

6. The Evolution of Places & Regions in the United States

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how land use has evolved over time in the United States and provide some possible reasons for why those changes occurred. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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