Ch 23: Fundamentals of Geography

About This Chapter

Learn about geography fundamentals in this chapter. Video lessons are used to present the information to you in an engaging and effective style. Quizzes and a chapter exam can help you gauge your understanding of geography basics.

Fundamentals of Geography - Chapter Summary

Explore the basics of geography by watching the lessons presented in the chapter. Explore geographical similarities in scale and space and get an introduction to GPS, GIS and other tools used in the field. These videos are led by professional instructors who introduce you to different types of geographical regions, area and spatial analysis and human geography. The topics you'll see in this chapter include:

  • Human impacts on the environment
  • Geography tools
  • Space, scale and place
  • Cultural geography characteristics
  • Functional, formal and vernacular regions
  • Contemporary approaches in geography

These video lessons are brief, each video can be watched in about 5-10 minutes. They're also flexible, so you can watch them from any location with an Internet connection or on the go with your mobile device. The short practice quizzes allow you to test your comprehension as you move through the lessons. You'll find transcripts linked to each video that highlight key terms and definitions and a chapter exam that closes out your study of this topic.

6 Lessons in Chapter 23: Fundamentals of Geography
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Contemporary Approaches in Geography: Area, Spatial, Locational & Geographic Systems Analysis

1. 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.

Geographical Similarities: Scale, Space & Place

2. Geographical Similarities: Scale, Space & Place

You've probably heard, and even used, the words 'space' and 'place.' But do you know what they mean in the field of cultural geography? In this lesson, we'll look at how geographers define areas, including space, place, and scale.

Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

3. Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

How can we study the earth and the features in it? Watch this lesson to find out more about common tools used in geography, including maps, global positioning systems, and geographic information systems, and their differences.

Human & Cultural Geography: Definition, Characteristics & Studies

4. 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.

Types of Regions: Formal, Functional & Vernacular

5. Types of Regions: Formal, Functional & Vernacular

There are many different ways to divide land up into regions. In this lesson, we'll look at the common types of regions in geography, including formal regions, functional regions, and vernacular regions.

Human Impacts on the Environment

6. Human Impacts on the Environment

The human population continues to grow, but the size of Earth and the resources available for our use are limited. Humans greatly impact the world around them, and our actions can and often do have dramatic and long-lasting consequences.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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