About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering North American geography will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the geography of North America. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing features of North American geography
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning geography (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Geography in North America: Study Guide chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Geography in North America: Study Guide chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about North American geography for a standard geography course. Topics covered include:
- North American human geography
- The characteristics of physical geography in North America
- The geography of different North American regions
1. Human Geography of North America
Sure, you've studied geography before, but have you ever wondered what impact it has had on where people decide to settle? What about how they live? This lesson provides those answers within the context of North America.
2. Physical Geography of North America
The North American continent is a big place, with a diverse range of ecosystems, landforms, and climates. In this lesson, we'll look at the physical geography of North America and see how we can categorize all this land.
3. Regional Geography of North America
North America is a bog, and full of people. We can categorize all of this land in terms of physical features, but that's not always how humans think about space. In this lesson, we'll explore ideas of regional geography and see what this shows us about North America.
4. Chamorro People & Language
The Chamorro people of the Mariana Islands have a long history in the Pacific, and their modern culture reflects much of this history. In this lesson, we'll talk about the Chamorro and get to know this culture a little better.
5. Guam: History & People
Just under six thousand miles west of San Francisco lies the island nation of Guam. Located in the Pacific Ocean and a protected territory of the United States, this nation holds a rich history and culture.
6. What are the Canadian Provinces?
Canada, like other countries, is divided into smaller units. There are 13 in Canada: ten provinces and three territories. In this lesson, you'll find out a little about each one, and how they vary by size, population, and location.
7. Appalachian Mountain Poverty: Facts & History
This lesson is about poverty in the Appalachian Mountain region of the United States of America from the 1700s to the present, as well as the modern political efforts to combat it.
8. Major Rivers of the World: Names & Locations
Although you might think of rivers as simply a swimming hole, rivers have an entire host of benefits that are important for plants, animals, and humans. In this lesson, we'll look at five of the most important rivers of the world, the Mississippi, Amazon, Nile, Mekong, and Ganges.
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