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Geographic Diversity - Chapter Summary
If you need a great refresher on geographic diversity, this chapter has the information you are looking for. These brief video and text lessons will guide you through a comprehensive review of essential competencies delivered in a fun and engaging manner. You will cover information such as: types of agriculture, types of boundaries, definition and significance of sphere of influence, and more. Upon completion of these lessons you should feel confident to be able to:
- Define global ecology
- Explain biodiversity and its relation to ecosystem stability
- List changes from the Industrial and Agricultural Revolutions
- Give reasons for cooperation and conflict among cultures and locations
- Discuss forces in geopolitics, both centripetal and centrifugal
The lessons in this chapter were written by expert instructors and are packed with information to help you in your review. You will be able to quickly assess how well you understand each lesson by utilizing the quiz at the end. Easily identifiable vocabulary words are also highlighted in the video to help you focus in on those. The quizzes have links which correlate back to specific topics in the video if you need to go back for another look. These tools can help as you customize this study for your convenience.
1. Global Ecology: Definition and Overview
A large oil spill in the middle of the ocean and the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere are examples of environmental problems that can influence the entire planet. This lesson will explore the study of environmental problems occurring on a global scale, including the impact of globalization and current major global environmental problems.
2. What is Biodiversity? - Definition and Relation to Ecosystem Stability
Imagine making a list of all of the species you have ever heard of; it would be an enormous list! There are many different species on this planet. This lesson will explore the diversity of species, as well as the different types of diversity and how diversity of life is essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems.
3. The Evolution of Economy: Changes from the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions
Explore how the economy has evolved from the agricultural era into a postindustrial society during the second agricultural revolution and the industrial revolution; how changes in technology and settlements impacted the workforce and economic power; and the primary, secondary, and tertiary economic sectors.
4. Types of Agriculture: Industrialized and Subsistence Agriculture
In recent history, agriculture has been the main source of the food we consume on a daily basis. In this lesson, we will explore the difference between industrialized and subsistence agriculture. We will also investigate the different kinds of subsistence agriculture that are practiced.
5. Reasons for Conflict & Cooperation Between Locations & Cultures
Sometimes you fight with your siblings, and sometimes you get along with them. Similarly, countries can choose to engage in conflict or cooperation over a range of political and economic issues, from fighting over resources to sharing military support.
6. Types of Boundaries: Physical & Cultural
This lesson will seek to explain physical, political, and cultural boundaries. In doing so, it will identify differences in socio-economics, language, and religion as foundations for boundaries.
7. Centripetal & Centrifugal Forces in Geopolitics
What can Isaac Newton teach us about modern politics? As it turns out, a lot. In this lesson, we'll examine centripetal and centrifugal forces as they apply to geopolitics.
8. Sphere of Influence: Definition & Significance
In this lesson, you will learn the definition of a sphere of influence and gain insight into the significant ways that spheres of influence have impacted social, cultural, and political systems around the world.
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