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Ch 2: FTCE Social Science: Introduction to Geography

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Reinforce your knowledge of geography by working through the lessons in our Introduction to Geography chapter. A solid review of the basics as given in this chapter can become a powerful study tool for the FTCE Social Science test.

FTCE Social Science: Introduction to Geography - Chapter Summary

We make it easy for you to incorporate the information illustrated in these video lessons into your overall review strategy as you prepare to take the FTCE Social Science exam. You can take a closer look at the five themes of geography, contemporary approaches to geographical analysis and more as you watch these video lessons and complete the accompanying quizzes. You will find the following material:

  • Spatial analysis and geographic systems analysis
  • Geographical applications of the scientific method
  • The spatial perspective
  • The significance of spatial organization

When you use this chapter, you are in complete control. You decide what parts of a lesson you do or do not need to review, and how often you want to review them through the use of our timeline feature. You determine whether or not you prefer reading a transcript to viewing a video or vice versa. You proceed through the lessons at your own pace, and support and assistance from our instructors and subject matter experts is available to you at your discretion.

5 Lessons in Chapter 2: FTCE 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.

Using the Scientific Method in Geography

3. 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.

Developing a Spatial Perspective in Geography

4. 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

5. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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