Ch 19: GACE Early Childhood Education: Geography

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To refresh your memory on the difference between GPS and GIS, check out our video lessons. This chapter covers several geography concepts to prepare you for the GACE Early Childhood Education assessment.

GACE Early Childhood Education: Geography - Chapter Summary

If you plan to take the GACE Early Childhood Education assessment, you can expect to come across some questions on basic geography concepts like landforms and the geographic coordinate system. Use the fun video lessons in this chapter to ensure you'll be able to correctly answer questions on the following on the day of the exam:

  • Major geographical regions on the world map
  • Properties of oceans and types of landforms
  • The difference between latitude and longitude
  • The components that shape a culture
  • Cultural diversity teaching strategies
  • Types of spatial processes
  • Kinds of human settlements
  • Current urbanization patterns
  • Key geographical features of Georgia

In our videos, professional instructors use maps and other visual aids to make these geography topics interesting and easier to understand. The videos are usually less than 10 minutes long and contain tags so you can jump around to key points. Our lessons also have transcripts and self-assessment quizzes.

14 Lessons in Chapter 19: GACE Early Childhood Education: Geography
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Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

1. 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.

The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions

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.

Oceans: Facts & Information

3. Oceans: Facts & Information

Over fifty percent of the world's population lives near a coastline. The oceans of the world affect our everyday lives, from recreation to resources, to climate. Learn some fun facts about this unique feature of our planet!

What is a Map Key/Legend? - Definition, Symbols & Examples

4. What is a Map Key/Legend? - Definition, Symbols & Examples

Learn about maps and map keys/legends. Understand why map keys are essential to understanding maps, and see some examples of the importance of map keys.

Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

5. Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

This lesson will seek to explain the geographic coordinate system. In doing so, it will explain latitude and longitude. It will also highlight the equator, the prime meridian, and the concept of elevation.

Landform: Definition & Types

6. Landform: Definition & Types

Read about landforms and their major features. Learn the differences between formations like mountains and hills, valleys and canyons. (Hint: It has to do with their form.)

What Makes a Culture? - Vocabulary

7. What Makes a Culture? - Vocabulary

When you think of culture, you probably get a mix of images in your head, which might include things like ceremonies, dress, and food. But what really makes a culture? Watch this lesson to find out more about culture traits, complexes, and hearths.

Teaching About Family, Cultures & Traditions

8. Teaching About Family, Cultures & Traditions

In this lesson, we will learn how to provide instruction related to family, culture, and tradition by presenting content from a multicultural approach. We will identify ways to promote diversity while addressing these themes.

Spatial Processes: Definition & Types

9. Spatial Processes: Definition & Types

How did you end up moving to where you live right now? This lesson looks at the processes of geography that helps to explain why certain physical and cultural movement occurs, such as migration and settlement patterns.

Types of Human Settlements: Definitions & Comparisons

10. 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.

The Rise of Urban Societies & Current Patterns of Urbanization

11. 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.

Geography of Georgia: Regions, Mountains & Major Rivers

12. Geography of Georgia: Regions, Mountains & Major Rivers

With its beautiful beaches, swamps, and the Blue Ridge Mountains, the state of Georgia has so much to offer in the way of natural beauty. This lesson explores these offerings as it discusses the five geographical regions of the state.

Western Hemisphere: Major Countries, Cities & Physical Features

13. Western Hemisphere: Major Countries, Cities & Physical Features

Do you know what's found in the Western Hemisphere? Lots of exciting countries, cities, and physical features. This lesson will give you an enticing taste of all three!

Climate & Physical Features of Arizona

14. Climate & Physical Features of Arizona

Arizona is known for being a warm, dry state that is home to the Grand Canyon, but what else do you know about it? In this lesson, we'll explore both the climate and physical features of Arizona, perhaps inspiring you to go check it out for yourself!

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