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Ch 2: Geography: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Geography chapter of this High School World History Help and Review course is the simplest way to learn about geography. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the subject.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering high school world history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn the topic. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding maps or geography
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about geography
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Geography chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Geography chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any geography question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any Web-ready device.

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?

15 Lessons in Chapter 2: Geography: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Topography and How Is Topography Reshaped?

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.

What is Geography? - Definition, Facts & Types

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.

Map Projections: Mercator, Gnomonic & Conic

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'.

Types of Maps: Population, Topographic, Weather, Political & World Maps

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.

US Time Zones: Pacific, Mountain, Central & Eastern

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.

Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

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.

Shape of the Earth: Density, Stress & Gravity

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.

Geography of the Four Seasons

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.

Time Geography: Torsten Hagerstrand's Works

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.

Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

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.

Population Distribution Factors: Job Availability, Quality of Life & Ethnicity

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.'

Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

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.

Factors Involved in Climate Change

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.

The African Transition Zone

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.

Timbuktu: History, Location & Facts

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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