Ch 66: HiSET: Introduction to Geography

About This Chapter

Brush up on your knowledge of the features, lands, characteristics and inhabitants of Earth. Prepare for the social studies portion of the HiSET test through these geography lessons.

Introduction to Geography - Chapter Summary

This collection of videos can help you review basic geography concepts, including common methods of analysis, tools and the different types of regions. Use these lessons to prepare for the HiSET Social Studies exam; specific topics covered include:

  • Geographic systems analysis
  • Scale and spaces
  • Geographic tools and maps
  • Cultural geography
  • Regions

In addition to engaging videos, you have access to transcripts that allow you to review key terms. There are also multiple-choice quizzes that link back to video content so you can assess your knowledge of geographic concepts you'll need to be familiar with on test day.

HiSET Social Studies Objectives

The HiSET Social Studies exam is one of five subtests of the HiSET high school equivalency exam; other tests cover reading, writing, science and math. The 70-minute social studies test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions on topics in history, political science, economics and geography. Geography questions make up about 6% of the test content. Prepare for questions relating to the use of maps, characteristics of human geography and vernacular regions through these video lessons.

5 Lessons in Chapter 66: HiSET: Introduction to Geography
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Contemporary Approaches in Geography: Area, Spatial, Locational & Geographic Systems Analysis

1. 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.

Geographical Similarities: Scale, Space & Place

2. Geographical Similarities: Scale, Space & Place

You've probably heard, and even used, the words 'space' and 'place.' But do you know what they mean in the field of cultural geography? In this lesson, we'll look at how geographers define areas, including space, place, and scale.

Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

3. Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

How can we study the earth and the features in it? Watch this lesson to find out more about common tools used in geography, including maps, global positioning systems, and geographic information systems, and their differences.

Human & Cultural Geography: Definition, Characteristics & Studies

4. Human & Cultural Geography: Definition, Characteristics & Studies

Humans don't exist in a vacuum. We live with other humans, and we live in a specific environment. In this lesson, we'll examine human & cultural geography, including what it is, and what types of topics are studied in the field.

Types of Regions: Formal, Functional & Vernacular

5. Types of Regions: Formal, Functional & Vernacular

There are many different ways to divide land up into regions. In this lesson, we'll look at the common types of regions in geography, including formal regions, functional regions, and vernacular regions.

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