Ch 44: Basic Geographic Terms & Concepts

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Basic Geographic Terms & Concepts - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll review the basic terms and concepts of geography. Some of these subjects include ecology, important geographic terms and cultural convergence. After completing this chapter, you should be able to achieve the following goals:

  • Identify the five themes of geography
  • Outline the six essential elements of geography
  • Define habitat and ecology
  • Discuss assimilation, the demographic cycle and interdependence
  • Describe the causes of spatial interaction through movement
  • Give examples of cultural convergence
  • Detail the expansion of cultural diffusion

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8 Lessons in Chapter 44: Basic Geographic Terms & Concepts
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What Are The Five Themes of Geography?

1. What Are The Five Themes of Geography?

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what geography is and describe the five key themes that make up geography. A short quiz will follow.

The Six Essential Elements of Geography

2. The Six Essential Elements of Geography

Geography is a lot more than maps. Learn what geography actually is, and discover the six essential elements of geography. Test your knowledge of the elements by taking a quiz when you are through.

What Is Habitat? - Definition & Explanation

3. What Is Habitat? - Definition & Explanation

Most people would agree that there's no place like home. In this lesson, we'll examine the biological version of a home, known as a habitat. It's important for us to know what makes up our habitat as well as other organisms' habitats.

What Is Ecology? - Definition & Explanation

4. What Is Ecology? - Definition & Explanation

From the largest animals to bacteria invisible to the human eye, the survival of any organism depends on its interaction with the environment. In this lesson you will learn the basics about ecology, the scientific study of these interactions.

Geographic Terms: Interdependence, Assimilation & Demographic Cycle

5. Geographic Terms: Interdependence, Assimilation & Demographic Cycle

There is a lot more to studying geography than simply memorizing the names of rivers and mountains. In this lesson, we'll look at terms to help us study the relationship between the physical Earth and the people who live here.

Spatial Interaction Through Movement: Causes & Examples

6. Spatial Interaction Through Movement: Causes & Examples

In this lesson, you'll consider how geographers examine the flow of products, information, and people. You'll also learn what spatial interaction has to do with you wanting to see your favorite group in concert.

Cultural Convergence: Definition & Examples

7. Cultural Convergence: Definition & Examples

How can cultures be impacted by interacting with each other? It's an important question in today's world, and in this lesson we'll examine it from the perspective of cultural convergence.

Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

8. Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

In this lesson, we'll use the examples of viral videos, hip hop, and yoga to explore how culture is diffused and expanded. We'll also look at how the Internet impacts our understanding of popular culture.

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