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Geography & Human Settlements - Chapter Summary
Understanding geography is more than just memorizing names on a map. This chapter helps you bolster your knowledge of both geography and human settlements. If you haven't reviewed geography topics in a while, these lessons walk you through important vocabulary words, types of geographic studies, tool usage, and an analysis of human settlements worldwide. After you complete this chapter, you should possess the skills to do the following:
- Relate the definition and types of geography
- Outline fundamental geographic terms
- Detail how to use geographic coordinates
- Discuss the applications of geography tools
- Map out the geography of the United States
- Name major geographical regions on a world map
- Describe the characteristics of cultural and human geography
- Identify the function of various human settlements
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1. 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.
2. Basic Geographic Terms: Definitions & Examples
This lesson includes a brief, yet informative introduction to the field of geography. You'll learn what geography is all about, as well as some definitions for basic geographic terms.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Overview of the Geography of the United States
The United States is the third largest country in the world, as measured by land mass. Countries that large have varying areas, geographic features, and populations. In this lesson, we'll discuss the geography of the United States.
7. 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.
8. Human & Cultural Geography: Definition, Characteristics & Studies
Humans don't exist in a vacuum. We live with other humans, and we live in a specific environment. In this lesson, we'll examine human & cultural geography, including what it is, and what types of topics are studied in the field.
9. Human Settlements: Definition & Functions
People don't live in a vacuum. We live with other people. Watch this lesson to find out about human settlements, including the two major types, and some of the functions and benefits of living with others, instead of on your own.
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