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Ch 30: FTCE Middle Grades Social Science: Introduction to Geography

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Get help from us when you want to review introductory geography topics that you might see on the FTCE Middle Grades Social Science exam. Our chapter is both interactive and easy to use.

FTCE Middle Grades Social Science: Introduction to Geography - Chapter Summary

Before sitting for the FTCE Middle Grades Social Science exam, use the lessons in this chapter to further improve your understanding of geographical topics. The videos help you prepare for questions relating to:

  • The five themes of geography
  • Contemporary approaches and spatial perspectives in geography
  • Spatial organization
  • The scientific method as it applies to geography

Watch our video lessons to pick up important knowledge that will come in handy for the exam. If you need to revisit a topic from a lesson, simply use our video tags. You also have access to online instructors in case you have a question while working through this chapter.

5 Lessons in Chapter 30: FTCE Middle Grades Social Science: Introduction to Geography
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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.

Contemporary Approaches in Geography: Area, Spatial, Locational & Geographic Systems Analysis

2. Contemporary Approaches in Geography: Area, Spatial, Locational & Geographic Systems Analysis

If geographers study people and places, exactly how do they look at the information they find? In this lesson, we'll examine contemporary approaches to studying geography, including spatial, area, locational, and systems analysis.

Developing a Spatial Perspective in Geography

3. Developing a Spatial Perspective in Geography

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how and why a spatial perspective is important in geography and describe some of the tools and techniques used to develop such a spatial perspective. A short quiz will follow.

Analyzing Spatial Organization of People, Places & Environments on Earth's Surfaces

4. Analyzing Spatial Organization of People, Places & Environments on Earth's Surfaces

After watching this video, you will be able to explain why studying spatial organization is important and describe aspects of the spatial organization of people, places, and the environments on the Earth. A short quiz will follow.

Using the Scientific Method in Geography

5. Using the Scientific Method in Geography

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what the scientific method is, how and why it is used in geography, and give some examples. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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