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Ch 73: HiSET: The Geography of Languages, Religions & Material Culture

About This Chapter

Use the information in this chapter to help you pass the social studies subtest of the HiSET examination. The chapter covers cultural geography and includes information about the languages and religions of various geographical regions.

HiSET: The Geography of Languages, Religions and Material Culture - Chapter Summary

The online video lessons in this chapter examine the evolution and migration of humans. You'll explore human culture and grouping while discovering the various methods by which people were relocated to different countries. As you progress through the lessons, you'll become familiar with the types of questions you'll answer on the social studies subtest of the HiSET examination. By studying this chapter, you could:

  • Explore contemporary migration practices
  • Define and discover the reasons for emigration
  • Examine human groupings by culture, race, gender and ethnicity
  • Describe the partial replacement model and replacement model theories
  • Explore prehistoric human migration theories
  • Read about the colonization and persecution of humans during forced migration
  • Explain the regional continuity model of human origin
  • Describe historical materialism and theories of cultural evolution

The animated video lessons present this information so that it is fun and easy to absorb. Submit your questions to the experienced instructors, and use the video tags to re-watch specific parts of the video. A written transcript is included in the chapter. Make sure to test your knowledge by taking the multiple-choice quizzes at the end of the lessons. Then take the practice chapter examination. Once you have a good understanding of this material, you'll be that much more prepared for the social studies portion of the HiSET examination.

HiSET: The Geography of Languages, Religions and Material Culture Objectives

The social studies subtest of the HiSET examination consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. It tests your knowledge of various content areas, including geography and history. Any one social studies question could include material from multiple content areas.

The information found in this chapter is included in the social studies part of the HiSET high school equivalency examination. Specifically, you'll be asked about these topics in the geography content category, which makes up roughly 6% of the subtest. Your ability to evaluate, generalize, apply and interpret social studies material is assessed. You'll be given 70 minutes to complete the social studies examination.

9 Lessons in Chapter 73: HiSET: The Geography of Languages, Religions & Material Culture
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

1. Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

This lesson will seek to explain modern migration. In doing so, it will highlight labor migration, urbanization, and forced migration. It will also highlight the term diaspora.

Emigration: Definition, Characteristics & Effects

2. Emigration: Definition, Characteristics & Effects

This lesson will explain the difference between immigration and emigration. In doing so, it will focus mainly on emigration. It will discuss push and pull factors that contribute to emigration, as well as the concept of remittances.

Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender

3. Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender

This lesson will seek to explain the different human groupings of culture, race, ethnicity, and gender. In doing so, it will discuss how these terms are and are not tied to biological and physical traits.

Partial Replacement Model of Human Origin: Aspects, Theories & Critiques

4. Partial Replacement Model of Human Origin: Aspects, Theories & Critiques

This lesson will seek to explain the partial replacement model of human origin. In doing so, it will also explain the replacement model, the work of Charles Darwin, and the concept of theory.

Prehistoric Human Migrations: History & Movements

5. Prehistoric Human Migrations: History & Movements

This lesson will seek to explain the theories concerning prehistoric human migration. In doing so, it will highlight the effects of the Ice Age on modern Homo sapiens and their migration into Eurasia and the rest of the globe.

Replacement Model of Human Origin: Attributes, Claims & Arguments

6. Replacement Model of Human Origin: Attributes, Claims & Arguments

This lesson will seek to explain the Replacement model of human origin. In doing so, it will highlight the concept of a theory, the assertions of the Out of Africa model and the theories of Charles Darwin.

The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

7. The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

This lesson will explain human migration patterns since the 1500s. In doing so, it will highlight the forced migration, as well as the eras of colonization and persecution, industrialization, and 20th century migration.

The Regional Continuity Model of Human Origin: Characteristics, Assertions & Critiques

8. The Regional Continuity Model of Human Origin: Characteristics, Assertions & Critiques

This lesson will seek to explain the Regional Continuity model of human origin. In doing so, it will highlight the theories of Darwin as well as the assertions of the Out of Africa model of origin.

Theories of Cultural Evolution: Human Stages, Historical Materialism & Neo-Malthusian

9. Theories of Cultural Evolution: Human Stages, Historical Materialism & Neo-Malthusian

This lesson will seek to explain the theories of cultural evolution. In doing so, it will highlight the works of Edward Tylor, Karl Marx, and the Malthusian catastrophe of Thomas Robert Malthus.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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