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FTCE Social Science: Human Movement & Settlements - Chapter Summary
As part of your preparations for the FTCE Social Science exam, review this chapter so you can feel more confident in your abilities to answer questions related to human movement and settlements. Examine the cultural and environmental factors that influence human migration by reviewing the material covered in this study guide chapter, including:
- Human spatial behavior and examples of spatial interaction through movement
- Diffusion of cultural traits through expansion
- Factors that push and pull human migration
- Environmental effects on the establishment and activities of human settlements
- Types and functions of human settlements
- Development of cities and suburbs
- City land use issues and the utilization of downtown as the center of business
- Patterns and creation of urban societies and distribution patterns in rural settlements
Thoroughly review the material provided in each lesson to adequately prepare for these types of questions on the FTCE Social Science exam. There are several resources provided in this chapter to help you study for the exam, including useful lesson quizzes, a comprehensive chapter exam and full video transcripts. Use the quizzes to gauge your material comprehension as you complete each lesson and to identify areas you may need to review. Utilize the direct links within each quiz to go back to specific points in the video. You can also ask our expert instructors any questions that may arise while you study.
1. Behavioral Geography: Human Spatial Behavior
How do you decide whether it's worth traveling somewhere? This lesson focuses on how individuals make decisions related to spatial interactions, such as whether it's too far to travel to a place or not.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. The Push & Pull Factors of Human Migration
Why do people move out of their country? After watching this video, you will be able to explain what human migration is and give examples of push and pull factors that can be involved.
5. Environmental Influences on Human Settlements & Activities
After watching this video, you will be able to explain the environmental reasons why humans settled where they did, both historically and more recently. A short quiz will follow.
6. Villages to Cities: How Cities Were Invented
In this video lesson, you'll meet Uruk, a lone farmer living in ancient Mesopotamia. As Uruk tries to become a successful farmer, he realizes the difficulties in sustaining a fruitful farm without the help of a community. Watch to understand how these difficulties contributed to the creation of villages and cities throughout history.
7. Human Settlements: Definition & Functions
People don't live in a vacuum. We live with other people. Watch this lesson to find out about human settlements, including the two major types, and some of the functions and benefits of living with others, instead of on your own.
8. Types of Human Settlements: Definitions & Comparisons
Most people don't live completely alone. They live in cities, towns, and rural areas near others. In this lesson, we'll examine types of human settlements, including common settlement designations and some of the challenges in categorizing settlements.
9. Downtown, the Central Business District: Land Use Issues in the U.S. & Abroad
When people picture a city skyline, they are often picturing the downtown area. In this lesson, we'll explore downtown areas, including their relationship to the central business district of a city and characteristics of them.
10. Suburbs in the U.S.: Characteristics & Common Issues
Many people want to live near a city but prefer the quiet and space offered outside the city. In this lesson, we'll explore suburbs in the United States, including the peripheral model, and trends, characteristics, and common issues of suburbs.
11. City Land Use: Economy, Social Factors & Government
Land is at a premium in urban areas, and choices have to be made about how to use different parcels of city land. In this lesson, we'll look at different factors that affect city land use, including government, physical, social, and economic factors.
12. The Rise of Urban Societies & Current Patterns of Urbanization
People live in many different places: cities, suburbs, and the country. In this lesson, we'll look at historical and modern trends having to do with cities, including how the Industrial Revolution and urban renewal programs impacted urban populations.
13. Distribution of People in Rural Settlements
People live in many different environments, from big cities to isolation in the country. Watch this lesson to find out more about rural settlements, including the difference in urban and rural settlements and the pros and cons of rural settlements.
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- FTCE Social Science: African History
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