Ch 46: Geography of North America

About This Chapter

The simple and fun video lessons found in this chapter help middle school students use maps and analyze data to examine the human activities and physical environments of North America. Lesson quizzes and a chapter exam are available to assess student comprehension.

Geography of North America - Chapter Summary

Use the video lessons in this chapter to clarify and reinforce the North American geography lessons your middle school students have been learning. The lessons offer your students insight into physical environments and their impact on human activities in North America. The lessons allow students to use maps and data to explore Europe's influence on North America, describe patterns of resources and explain the standard of living and level of development in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The short, multiple-choice lesson quizzes can help gauge your students' comprehension of the geography of North America. The chapter exam lets you know how well your students have retained the information they've learned.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
The Environment's Effect on Human Activities in North America Students can learn how human activities in North America are affected by characteristics of different physical environments.
Mapping Europe's Influence on Geographic North America This lesson helps students understand Europe's influence on North America by using or constructing maps.
Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics in North America's Regions Instructors show students how to use physical and human characteristics to define North American regions by identifying patterns on thematic maps.
Locations of Major Features in North America Students can use maps to find the location of the three largest countries of North America, the 50 states of the United States, the Great Lakes and more.
Mapping Patterns of Resources in North America This lesson teaches students how to describe patterns of renewable, nonrenewable and flow resources in North America through distribution maps.
Conflict & Cooperation Among Regions in North America Students analyze the reasons trade, environmental issues and immigration influence conflict and cooperation among regions in North America.
Analyzing Demographics in the U.S., Canada & Mexico Instructors help students determine the level of development and standard of living in the U.S., Canada and Mexico by analyzing political, economic, social and demographic data.

7 Lessons in Chapter 46: Geography of North America
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The Environment's Effect on Human Activities in North America

1. The Environment's Effect on Human Activities in North America

This lesson discusses the role the environment plays on the people of North America and their activities. It specifically highlights tourism, housing, farming, and natural resources.

Mapping Europe's Influence on Geographic North America

2. Mapping Europe's Influence on Geographic North America

This lesson discusses Europe's influence on North America. It specifically highlights this influence in the areas of language, family structure, religion, and architecture.

Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics in North America's Regions

3. Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics in North America's Regions

This lesson lists and describes the regions of North America. It focuses on terrain, climate, location, natural resources and people of the five main regions. It also defines the Cordilleras, wetlands and biomes.

Locations of Major Features in North America

4. Locations of Major Features in North America

This lesson explores the major physical features of North America. It highlights places like Denali, Death Valley, the Great Lakes, and the Sierra Madres of Mexico.

Mapping Patterns of Resources in North America

5. Mapping Patterns of Resources in North America

This lesson explains the natural resource patterns in North America. It discusses soil in places like the tropical zones as well as forestry, coal, oil, and natural gas.

Conflict & Cooperation Among Regions in North America

6. Conflict & Cooperation Among Regions in North America

This lesson discusses the relationship between North American countries. It highlights the conflicts of the Cold War, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Copenhagen Accord.

Analyzing Demographics in the U.S., Canada & Mexico

7. Analyzing Demographics in the U.S., Canada & Mexico

This lesson discusses the population distribution of North America and its cities. It defines the terms urban and demographics, while also discussing the languages of North America.

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