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Ch 28: GACE Behavioral Science: Types of Societies

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As you study for the GACE Behavioral Science test, complete the activities of this chapter to solidify your understanding of the different types of societies. These lessons will have you ready for relevant questions you're asked on the exam.

GACE Behavioral Science: Types of Societies - Chapter Summary

This chapter's engaging video lessons let you review the traits of the various types of societies and more. These lessons will help you to correctly answer GACE Behavioral Science test items that are about any of the following:

  • Foraging societies
  • Horticultural societies
  • Agricultural societies
  • Pastoral societies
  • How production is organized in societies
  • Major motives that help fuel societies

Use a computer, tablet or smartphone to check out the lessons across this chapter. In addition to reviewing the material in these lessons, you can test your understanding of the content with the lesson quizzes and chapter exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 28: GACE Behavioral Science: Types of Societies
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Social and Cultural Traits of Foraging Societies

1. Social and Cultural Traits of Foraging Societies

This lesson will explain foraging societies. It will focus on their small communities, their nomadic lifestyles, and their relative lack of political structure and social stratification.

What Are Horticultural Societies? - Traits and Examples

2. What Are Horticultural Societies? - Traits and Examples

This lesson will seek to explain what horticulture is and different types of horticultural societies. In doing so, it will highlight the Yanomami society of the Amazon and the Samoans of the South Pacific.

Agricultural Societies: Definition, History & Distinguishing Features

3. Agricultural Societies: Definition, History & Distinguishing Features

This lesson will seek to define intensive agriculture. In doing so, it will highlight the concepts of subsistence versus commercialization. It will also define cash crops and agribusinesses.

Understanding Pastoral Societies

4. Understanding Pastoral Societies

This lesson will seek to explain the cultural traits of pastoral societies. In doing so, it will also explain the difference between an intensive and an extensive pastoral system.

How Societies Organize Their Production

5. How Societies Organize Their Production

This lesson will seek to explain the different ways in which societies organize their production. In doing so, it will define domestic, tributary, and capitalist production, as well as postindustrialism.

The Motivation to Produce, Distribute & Consume within Society

6. The Motivation to Produce, Distribute & Consume within Society

This lesson will seek to explain the motivation for differing economies across the globe. In doing so, it will highlight the concepts of subsistence, profit motive, and cash crops.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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