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Students will review:
In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including?
- What are the different types of maps?
- How do I differentiate between latitude and longitude?
- What are the different time zones?
- How is topography defined and reshaped?
- What factors affect population distribution?
1. What Is Topography and How Is Topography Reshaped?
The topography, or surface of the Earth, is constantly changing shape due to many powerful forces. In this lesson, we will learn about some of the amazing changes that occur on Earth due to the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition.
2. What is Geography? - Definition, Facts & Types
This lesson will define and explore the study of geography. In doing this, it will also explain the two main branches of geography, which are physical and cultural geography.
3. Map Projections: Mercator, Gnomonic & Conic
This lesson will explain and illustrate the Mercator, gnomonic, and conic map projections. In doing this, it will highlight the strengths and flaws of each while also defining the term 'cartographer'.
4. Types of Maps: Population, Topographic, Weather, Political & World Maps
This lesson will explain the different types of maps used to interpret and study our world. In doing this, it will focus on maps that deal in elevation, population, weather patterns and more.
5. US Time Zones: Pacific, Mountain, Central & Eastern
This lesson will explain and show the four major time zones of the United States. It will also highlight the work of Fleming, the Standard Time Act of 1918, and daylight saving time.
6. 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.
7. Shape of the Earth: Density, Stress & Gravity
This lesson will seek to explain geodesy and the Earth's shape. In doing so, it will highlight the concepts of gravity, density, and stress, as well as the role they play in the field of geodesy.
8. Geography of the Four Seasons
This lesson will explain how the earth's axis and rotation affect seasons. In doing this, it will also highlight the concept of the summer and winter solstices, as well as how seasons vary around the globe.
9. Time Geography: Torsten Hagerstrand's Works
This lesson will explain time geography and the works of Torsten Hagerstrand. In doing so, it will highlight the effect of past decisions as well as capability, coupling, and authority constraints.
10. Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas
The distribution of people varies depending in the type of location. In this lesson, we will explore how people are distributed between rural and urban areas and how these populations have changed over time.
11. Population Distribution Factors: Job Availability, Quality of Life & Ethnicity
This lesson will discuss population distribution and the factors that affect it. It will specifically highlight quality of life, job availability, and ethnicity, while also defining the terms 'sparse' and 'dense.'
12. Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations
In this lesson, we will look at the relationship between geography, climate, and civilization. We will learn why civilizations develop in particular regions and how this leads to lifestyle and cultural differences.
13. Factors Involved in Climate Change
Our Earth's climate has changed many times in her 4.5 billion year lifetime. Discover the multiple factors that influence these changes and test your understanding with a short quiz.
14. The African Transition Zone
The African Transition Zone is an imaginary transition zone between cultures and environments of north and central Africa. In this lesson, you will learn why the region is important, why it is grouped together, and major events that have impacted the area.
15. Timbuktu: History, Location & Facts
There's a popular expression some use to describe a long distance and they say that something is, 'as far away as Timbuktu'. Let's look at the history and facts of this African city and see why we hear this popular saying.
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- Major Belief Systems of the World: Help and Review
- Early Civilization of World History: Help and Review
- Ancient Civilizations in the Near East: Help and Review
- Early Indian Civilization: Help and Review
- Early Chinese Civilization: Help and Review
- Asian History (1000-1300 CE): Help and Review
- History of Ancient Greece in World History: Help and Review
- Hellenism and the Athenian Achievement in World History: Help and Review
- The Rise of the Roman Republic in World History: Help and Review
- History of the Fall of Rome: Help and Review
- The Rise of Christianity: Help and Review
- The Eastern Mediterranean: Help and Review
- Introduction to the Dark Ages: Help and Review
- African History: Help and Review
- The Early Middle Ages in World History: Help and Review
- The Medieval Warm Period in World History: Help and Review
- The High Middle Ages in World History: Help and Review
- Pre-European Civilizations in North America: Help and Review
- The Late Middle Ages in World History: Help and Review
- The Renaissance in World History: Help and Review
- The Age of Exploration in World History: Help and Review
- The Reformation Across Europe: Help and Review
- The Elizabethan Era in World History: Help and Review
- Colonialism: Help and Review
- The Enlightenment & World Revolutions: Help and Review
- World War I: Help and Review
- Between the World Wars: Help and Review
- World War II: Help and Review
- The Cold War: Help and Review
- Post War Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa: Help and Review
- Latin America Since 1900: Help and Review
- The 21st Century: Help and Review
- Dynastic Empires of Eurasia: Help and Review