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Ch 24: Geography, Physical Sciences & Cultural Anthropology

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In this chapter, study information about different types of biomes and tectonic plates by watching quick and interesting video lessons and quizzes. Our guide can make your study sessions of geography, physical sciences and cultural anthropology a success!

Geography, Physical Sciences & Cultural Anthropology - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you may watch brief video lessons about topics including the characteristics of different types of biomes. See how much you remember about the the last ice age and vegetative regions by answering short multiple-choice quizzes. By using this chapter to study, you will be knowledgeable of the following:

  • Definition of geography and cultural anthropology
  • Geologic time scale periods
  • Plate tectonics
  • Thawing ice during the ice age
  • Geography's impact on civilization
  • Distinctions of vegetative regions
  • Types of biomes like deserts, grasslands, savannas, and tundras
  • Geography of Europe and Eurasia
  • Geographic coordinates

You can watch these lessons on a computer, smartphone or tablet. If you have any questions, notify the instructors by clicking the Help tab. The timelines in each lesson let you easily access the parts of the videos you need to review.

11 Lessons in Chapter 24: Geography, Physical Sciences & Cultural Anthropology
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What is Geography? - Definition, Facts & Types

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.

Geologic Time Scale: Major Eons, Eras, Periods and Epochs

2. Geologic Time Scale: Major Eons, Eras, Periods and Epochs

The geologic time scale is an essential tool for understanding the history of Earth and the evolution of life. In this lesson, explore the principal eons, eras, periods, and epochs that help us track major events in geologic history.

Plate Tectonics: A Unified Theory for Change of the Earth's Surface

3. Plate Tectonics: A Unified Theory for Change of the Earth's Surface

After many years of trying to solve the mystery of the moving continents, enough data and evidence was collected to develop a unifying theory of how the surface of the earth changes. It's called plate tectonics.

The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities

4. The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities

What is an ice age? How did the latest period of glaciation form our species? How has the abundance of this latest period of interglaciation changed our behavior? Watch this lesson to find out.

Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

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.

Vegetation Regions: Distinctions, Wildlife & Weather Patterns

6. Vegetation Regions: Distinctions, Wildlife & Weather Patterns

Have you ever noticed how different places have different types of plants and weather? In this lesson, you'll learn about the five major vegetation regions in the world and what makes each of them unique.

Biomes: Desert, Tropical Rainforest, Savanna, Coral Reefs & More

7. Biomes: Desert, Tropical Rainforest, Savanna, Coral Reefs & More

Take a trip around the world and learn all about different biomes. Why can you only find certain plants and animals in specific places? What are the most fertile climates on Earth? Watch on to answer these and other questions.

Biomes: Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Grassland, and Coastlines

8. Biomes: Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Grassland, and Coastlines

Take a trip with us in this lesson, starting in the Pacific Ocean, traveling across California through the Central Valley and up to the peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains. We'll learn how oceans, elevation, and people can determine which types of biomes are found in different areas and check out the Earth's most massive and oldest organisms.

Europe & Eurasia: Geography of the Land Mass

9. Europe & Eurasia: Geography of the Land Mass

The settlements of Europe, from snowy Norway to sunny Sicily, have all been affected by the geography of their local surroundings. In this lesson, we discuss the influence of geography on Europe as a whole.

Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

10. 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.

What is Cultural Anthropology?

11. What is Cultural Anthropology?

This lesson will be a brief overview of cultural anthropology. It will highlight the concept of culture while also defining the main branches of archaeology, anthropological linguistics, and ethnology.

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