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Geography, Population & Climate - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter flesh out various topics at the center of geographical study. You'll learn about populational and cultural characteristics while exploring regional climates. By the end of the chapter, you'll have strengthened your grasp on:
- Types of geography
- Geographic coordinates
- Physical and cultural boundaries
- Natural influences of a region's climate
- Factors that affect geographic patterns within the U.S.
- The characteristics of North American regions
These lessons can be reviewed through a video or transcript of the material, depending on your learning preference. The timeline feature beneath each video makes for a handy way of navigating the lesson's main topics, while the bolded words throughout the transcripts can help readers pick out key terms along the way. And if at any point you find yourself struggling, you can always reach out to our professional instructors for help via the teacher or help tab.
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.
2. Contemporary Approaches in Geography: Area, Spatial, Locational & Geographic Systems Analysis
If geographers study people and places, exactly how do they look at the information they find? In this lesson, we'll examine contemporary approaches to studying geography, including spatial, area, locational, and systems analysis.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate
Climate is influenced by factors like atmosphere, ocean currents, landforms and plate tectonics. This lesson explains how these effects affect our weather patterns, which determine climate.
6. Factors Influencing Geographic Patterns in the United States
After watching this video, you will be able to explain how colonization, westward expansion, immigration, transport, and communication have influenced geographic patterns in the U.S. historically. A short quiz will follow.
7. 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.
8. Deforestation: Definition, Causes & Consequences
Deforestation is the clearing of trees without the intent of replacing them or reestablishing a stand of trees. Learn reasons for deforestation and discover the consequences of this process in all forests, including tropical forests.
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