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Geography and Early Human Communities - Chapter Summary
This chapter dives into the characteristics of early geographical development and human societies as well as the interaction between them, shoring up your understanding of each of the following topics:
- Human adaptation
- Early human communities on a global scale
- The last ice age
- Development of hierarchal structures
- Physical settings in support of early civilizations
- The great flood and human migration
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1. How Humans Adapted to Their Environments
In this lesson, you will explore the impact of early humans on their environments and discover how these first communities survived. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
2. Early Human Communities Around the World
In this lesson, you will explore the rise of the first early human communities and the changes that lead people to settle down and build cities. Then, you will be able to test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities
What is an ice age? How did the latest period of glaciation form our species? How has the abundance of this latest period of interglaciation changed our behavior? Watch this lesson to find out.
4. Development of Hierarchical Structures: Chiefs to Emperors in History
This lesson will explore society's need for hierarchies, as well as kinship as a basis of hierarchical structures. Various forms of hierarchy will be briefly explored and...spoiler alert...they all come back to kinship.
5. How Physical Settings Supported Early Civilizations
When determining where to build their first villages, people had to consider many factors. This lesson explores how physical environments affected where the first villages and cities were built.
6. The Great Flood and Population Migrations
The Great Flood myth has been around for over eight millennia. Could it be more than a myth? What could have caused such a flood, and what effects has it had on humans?
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- Overview of Human Geography
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- Issues & Trends in Modern-Day Agriculture
- Understanding Cultural Geography
- Human Settlement Patterns
- The Impact of Religion on Geography
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- Politics & Geography
- Global Trade
- Understanding Globalization
- International Players in Global Politics
- Understanding Industrialization
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- Regional Geography: Subregions of the World
- United States Regional Geography
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