Ch 21: Basics of Human Geography

About This Chapter

Use the informative lessons included in this chapter to learn the basics of human geography. These lessons are extremely helpful for reviewing important facts and definitions related to this subject, including human impact on the environment and the different types of societies.

Basics of Human Geography - Chapter Summary

Each of the lessons found within this chapter teaches you about the main topics related to the field of human geography. These lessons help you better understand the most significant elements of human geography, definitions of key terms, and different types of human geography and their relevant topics.

Our lesson instructors provide overviews of the basic elements of geography and some specific geographical issues. You will get key definitions of geographical terms and learn about the ways in which humans interact with the natural world. Watch these lessons to learn about:

  • The six essential elements of geography
  • Major geographical regions of the world
  • Types of natural resources
  • Humans and cultural geography
  • Cultural anthropology

Each of our lesson instructors will share their expertise in these areas, ensuring that you cover all information needed to understand this subject. If you would like to test your understanding of some of these topics, you can answer the questions found in the lesson quizzes and the final chapter exam. You can also track your progress as you complete each lesson by using your personal Dashboard.

9 Lessons in Chapter 21: Basics of Human Geography
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Six Essential Elements of Geography

1. 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.

The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions

2. The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions

The world is a big place, but how well do you know it? In this lesson, we're going to look at a basic overview of major world regions and see how they collectively create the world map.

How Humans Adapted to Their Environments

3. How Humans Adapted to Their Environments

In this lesson, you will explore the impact of early humans on their environments and discover how these first communities survived. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Human Impacts on the Environment

4. Human Impacts on the Environment

The human population continues to grow, but the size of Earth and the resources available for our use are limited. Humans greatly impact the world around them, and our actions can and often do have dramatic and long-lasting consequences.

What Are Natural Resources? - Definition & Types

5. What Are Natural Resources? - Definition & Types

Natural resources are materials provided by the Earth that humans can use to make more complex (human-made) products. In this lesson, you will learn some examples of natural resources and how to classify them.

Human & Cultural Geography: Definition, Characteristics & Studies

6. Human & Cultural Geography: Definition, Characteristics & Studies

Humans don't exist in a vacuum. We live with other humans, and we live in a specific environment. In this lesson, we'll examine human & cultural geography, including what it is, and what types of topics are studied in the field.

Cultural Influence on a Geographic Region: Vocabulary

7. Cultural Influence on a Geographic Region: Vocabulary

How does a culture spread? And how can we study the way that culture changes across physical space? In this lesson, we'll look at two approaches to cultural geography: the core-domain-sphere model and culture regions and realms.

What is Cultural Anthropology?

8. What is Cultural Anthropology?

This lesson will be a brief overview of cultural anthropology. It will highlight the concept of culture while also defining the main branches of archaeology, anthropological linguistics, and ethnology.

Types of Societies in Sociology

9. Types of Societies in Sociology

Did you know that there have been six types of societies throughout our history? Learn more about the different types of societies and the characteristics that are associated with each.

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