Ch 52: Geography & Its Effects on Society - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy

About This Chapter

In order to review materials about geography and its impact on society, look through the lessons in this chapter. They are geared towards helping you prepare for the MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy exam.

MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy: Geography & Its Effects on Society - Chapter Summary

How does geography affect society? You will be able to find this out as well as review these topics by going through the lessons in this chapter:

  • The shapes of states
  • Different types of boundaries
  • Cooperation among states
  • Environmental concerns for the future
  • Different environmental worldviews
  • Natural capital

These video lessons average five to 10 minutes in length, and you can review material for the MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy test by watching them anytime, on a computer, smartphone or tablet. Short lesson quizzes let you assess your knowledge, and our instructors are available to answer questions if you run into trouble.

MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy: Geography & Its Effects on Society Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy exam was created to help you get a license in Massachusetts as an educator. You will be expected to answer different multiple-choice questions that are associated with geography.

All of the information that is in this chapter is part of the Geography and Economics section of the test, which makes up 10% of the entire exam. Our lessons are designed to educate you and help you review materials about the effects of geography. Go over the materials multiple times to make sure you are retaining information correctly.

7 Lessons in Chapter 52: Geography & Its Effects on Society - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy
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Shapes of States: Compact, Prorupted, Perforated & More

1. Shapes of States: Compact, Prorupted, Perforated & More

This lesson will seek to explain and identify the many shapes that states can be found in. In doing so, it will define the word state and the importance of sovereignty.

Types of Boundaries: Physical & Cultural

2. Types of Boundaries: Physical & Cultural

This lesson will seek to explain physical, political, and cultural boundaries. In doing so, it will identify differences in socio-economics, language, and religion as foundations for boundaries.

Local Government Boundaries: Cultural & Political Influence

3. Local Government Boundaries: Cultural & Political Influence

This lesson will explain the characteristics of local governments. In doing so, it will define the terms delimitation, redistricting, constituency, and gerrymandering as well as the role these terms play in local governance.

Cooperation Among States: Political, Military & Economic Alliances

4. Cooperation Among States: Political, Military & Economic Alliances

This lesson will seek to explain the political cooperation among states. In doing so, it will define the terms 'treaty' and 'state,' as well as explore military and economic alliances.

Environmental Worldviews: Western & Deep Ecology

5. Environmental Worldviews: Western & Deep Ecology

Environmental worldviews are the commonly shared beliefs that give groups of people a sense how humans should interact with the environment. Learn about two contrasting environmental worldviews: western and deep ecology.

Economics, Natural Capital & the Environment

6. Economics, Natural Capital & the Environment

Natural capital is the resources and services derived from nature that are of value to people. Learn why protecting natural capital is important for sustainable growth and economic development.

Future Environmental Concerns: Population, Food Supply, Energy & Pollution

7. Future Environmental Concerns: Population, Food Supply, Energy & Pollution

There are many issues that raise future environmental concerns. Learn how the environment may be impacted by the growing population and food and energy needs of the world, as well as growing pollution concerns as we move through the 21st century.

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