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Geography of the Western Hemisphere - Chapter Summary
The expert instructors featured in these engaging lessons will help you navigate the geographical landscapes of the Western Hemisphere while also exploring the related global issues and cultural influences of these regions. In addition to identifying the major countries and cities in the Western Hemisphere, you'll also learn other key facts about this area, including its:
- Economic and commerce activities
- Trade, migration and service connections
- Treaties and political agreements
The convenience and ease of this program allows you to complete each lesson at your own pace, in any order. You can track your progress through this chapter and the entire course by using the dashboard feature. You also have e-mail access to expert instructors who are readily available to answer any questions as they arise. Brief multiple-choice lesson quizzes and a more comprehensive chapter exam are also offered so you can assess your comprehension and retention of the material as you progress. Printable resources include quiz worksheets and transcripts for video lessons.
1. Western Hemisphere: Major Countries, Cities & Physical Features
Do you know what's found in the Western Hemisphere? Lots of exciting countries, cities, and physical features. This lesson will give you an enticing taste of all three!
2. Climates of the Western Hemisphere
This lesson explores the many different climates of the Western Hemisphere using the Koppen climate classification. You'll not only learn a bit about the climate types but also some examples of places where such a climate is found.
3. The Economies of the Western Hemisphere
In this lesson, we will explore the varied economies of the Western Hemisphere; from the advanced economies of the United States and Canada to the less-developed economies in Central and South America.
4. Influences on Culture & Commerce in the Western Hemisphere
In this lesson we will explore the influences on the culture and commerce of the Western Hemisphere. Specifically we learn how geographic features impact Western culture and commence. We will highlight examples and identify trends.
5. Regional Connections Within the Western Hemisphere
Regional connections have formed in the Western Hemisphere by the establishment of international organizations aiming to enhance economic integration and reduce barriers to the movement of goods and services. We will explore four of the main organizations, and look at the movement of people within the hemisphere.
6. Political Agreements & Treaties of the Western Hemisphere
In this lesson we will examine important Western political agreements and treaties. We will identify their impact and learn how they have shaped Western history.
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