Ch 24: Geography & the Environment

About This Chapter

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the relationship between geography and the environment. Review fun lessons to boost your knowledge of major climates, environmental legislation and geography's effect on weather.

Geography & the Environment - Chapter Summary

The relationship between the geography of North America and its environment is strong. To refresh your knowledge of this relationship, review the entertaining lessons in this chapter. Expert instructors have created videos and texts exploring how the environment impacts humans, ways geography affects the weather and steps humans have taken to protect the environment. Exploring these lessons can ensure you're able to do the following:

  • Describe the environment's effect on human activities in North America
  • Explain how geography affects the weather
  • Discuss the major climates of regions of the United States
  • Identify natural factors that determine a region's climate
  • Share details about how plants and animals are distributed in the United States
  • Define environmental legislation, and discuss related laws and regulations

Tailor the resources in this chapter to make it easy to absorb information about geography and the environment. Review lessons in any sequence you desire from your computer or mobile devices. At any time, test your knowledge of each lesson by taking its interactive multiple-choice quiz. Get a gauge of your comprehension of all the lessons by taking the practice chapter exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 24: Geography & the Environment
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

How Geography Affects the Weather

2. How Geography Affects the Weather

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain how geography affects the weather, including physical geography and human geography. A short quiz will follow.

Major Climates of Regions of the United States

3. Major Climates of Regions of the United States

After watching this video, you will be able to describe the major climates in regions of the United States, both in terms of temperature and precipitation. A short quiz will follow.

Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

4. 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.

Distribution of Plants & Animals in the United States

5. Distribution of Plants & Animals in the United States

After watching this video, you will be able to describe in general terms the distribution of plants and animals in the United States and give a few examples. A short quiz will follow.

What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline

6. What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline

Environmental legislation is a collection of many laws and regulations aimed at protecting the environment from harmful actions. Learn about the National Environmental Policy Act and other environmental laws.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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