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Ch 34: FTCE Middle Grades Social Science: Human Activity & the Environment

About This Chapter

In order to promptly get ready for the FTCE Middle Grades Social Science exam, look through this chapter. It is a great study tool for reviewing human activity and the environment.

FTCE Middle Grades Social Science: Human Activity & the Environment - Chapter Summary

Progressing through each video lesson, you will start to better understand the impact humans have on the environment. Topics that are addressed in this chapter for the exam include:

  • IPAT
  • The Agricultural Revolution
  • Process of deforestation
  • Impacts from the Industrial Revolution
  • Definition and examples of industrial ecology

Take some time to watch all of the video lessons in this chapter, which are around 5-10 minutes. They make learning fun, and prepping for the exam doesn't have to be so time-consuming. Complete a video lesson and then take the corresponding lesson quiz. This helps you assess your knowledge before the big exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 34: FTCE Middle Grades Social Science: Human Activity & the Environment
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What Is IPAT? - Factors of the Human Impact on the Environment

1. What Is IPAT? - Factors of the Human Impact on the Environment

What do the letters IPAT have to do with the environment? Learn how this four-letter equation helps explain the environmental impact of different variables, including population, affluence, and technology.

Deforestation, Desertification & Declining Biological Diversity

2. Deforestation, Desertification & Declining Biological Diversity

When trees are lost due to deforestation, the result can be a drier climate and desertification or the transformation of the once fertile land to desert. Learn how deforestation and desertification can lead to a decline in biological diversity.

The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

3. The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

The Agricultural Revolution was a time of agricultural development that saw many inventions and advancements in farming techniques. Learn about the Agricultural Revolution and how this period impacted society and the environment.

The Industrial Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

4. The Industrial Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

The Industrial Revolution was marked by the introduction of power-driven machinery and ushered in a time of strong economic development. Learn how advancements made during the Industrial Revolution impacted the environment.

Industrial Development of Emerging Nations and the Environment

5. Industrial Development of Emerging Nations and the Environment

Industrial development has brought economic prosperity to a number of less developed countries. Learn about the environmental challenges and risks associated with these newly emerging national economies.

What Is Industrial Ecology? - Definition and Examples

6. What Is Industrial Ecology? - Definition and Examples

Industrial ecology is a young science that studies industrial systems with the goal of finding ways to lessen their environmental impact. Learn how industries are using industrial ecology to reduce the use of natural resources and generate less waste.

How Technology Impacts Society & the Environment

7. How Technology Impacts Society & the Environment

What is technology? And how has it changed society over the last couple of centuries? Discover how different our lives would be without technology, but also how the benefits come with harms to our environment.

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