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Fundamentals of Human Geography for Illinois Educators - Chapter Summary
Our chapter on the fundamentals of human geography for Illinois educators provides the resources you'll need as you study. These lessons outline topics such as global, local and regional geography and the major regions on the world map. You'll also review the major land forms in the United States and the geography of Illinois. Once you've finished working through this chapter, you should be able to:
- Detail the tools used in geography, including GPS and GIS
- Discuss the commonalities and connections between world societies
- Outline human impacts on the environment
- Explain the Malthusian theories of population growth
- Provide a definition and explanation of human society
- Describe socialization through the life course
- Explore the impact of geography on contemporary society and history
- Use tools and strategies to teach children geography
Whether you need a quick review or a more in-depth study of these subjects, this chapter is for you. All of our learning materials are self-paced, giving you the freedom and flexibility you need to study as little or as much as you'd like. As a handy self-assessment tool, we've also included short lesson quizzes and a chapter test to help keep you on track as you complete the chapter.
1. Global, Local & Regional Geography
Learn why geography looks at the world on local, regional, and global scales. Discover how connected the world is, and then measure the scale of your new knowledge with a quiz.
2. The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions
The world is a big place, but how well do you know it? In this lesson, we're going to look at a basic overview of major world regions and see how they collectively create the world map.
3. Major Landforms in the United States
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what a landform is and describe some of the most important landforms in the United States. A short quiz will follow.
4. 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.
5. Connections & Commonalities Between World Societies
We hear a lot of talk today about how connected the world is becoming, but what does that really mean? Let's look at some issues facing the global community and see how our connections and commonalities may provide solutions.
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.
7. Population Growth: Demographic Transition and Malthusian Theories
Population growth is not as simple as watching the total number of humans rise each year. This lesson explores how the experts actually calculate population growth rates, and how different theories explain why various regions of the world experience population growth changes in such different ways.
8. Human Society: Definition & Explanation
What makes societies unique? How do we categorize different types of societies? This lesson explains the distinct ways that humans structure their societies and how scientists label them.
9. Socialization Through the Life Course
Socialization is a lifelong process. People must acquire the skills needed to function in society. They continue to acquire these skills throughout their lives. This lesson explains socialization throughout the life course.
10. Impact of Geography on History & Contemporary Society
In this lesson we'll learn about the impact of geography on history and current society. We will explore the ways geography affects migration, culture, history, and other aspects of society.
11. Teaching Children Geography: Strategies & Tools
Geography can be an interesting subject to teach and learn. This lesson will provide some strategies and tools you can use to engage your young students in Geography.
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