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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.
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.
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. 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!
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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- GACE Early Childhood Education: Teaching Language & Literacy Skills
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Teaching Writing Skills
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Speaking & Listening
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Instructional Pedagogy
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- GACE Early Childhood Education: The American Revolution
- GACE Early Childhood Education: American Expansionism
- GACE Early Childhood Education: The American Civil War
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Industrialization, Imperialism & Immigration
- GACE Early Childhood Education: World War I
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Roaring 20s & The Great Depression
- GACE Early Childhood Education: World War II
- GACE Early Childhood Education: The Cold War
- GACE Early Childhood Education: The US in the 1960s to Today
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Government, Civics & Economics
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Numbers & Number Sense
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Decimals & Fractions
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Measurement & Data
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Geometry
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Teaching Science
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Earth Science
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Physical Science
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Life Science
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Health & Physical Education
- GACE Early Childhood Education: Social Influences on Health
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