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Elementary Social Studies: Geography - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll review a collection of lessons that examine a variety of basic elementary geography concepts for social studies curricula. As you work through the chapter, you'll refresh your understanding of elementary-level geography topics, such as map reading and world geography. The chapter also offers perspectives on effective geography instruction strategies/classroom tools. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Use strategies and tools for teaching geography to children
- Recognize the characteristics of human and cultural geography
- Point out the major geographical regions on the world map
- Identify U.S. regions and states on a map
Included in the chapter are short quizzes that can help you quickly reinforce your understanding of the material. Review these lessons as many times as needed, and take the chapter exam to master these geography instruction topics. If you have any questions along the way, simply use the chapter's convenient Ask the Expert feature. These resources are available 24/7 and accessible on any device that has a connection to the Internet.
1. Teaching Children Geography: Strategies & Tools
Geography can be an interesting subject to teach and learn. This lesson will provide some strategies and tools you can use to engage your young students in Geography.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Identifying U.S. States on a Map
Want to learn some easy ways to identify states on the map of the U.S.? This lesson is full of some great tricks to help learn the location of a bunch of different states.
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