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Historical Geography & Contemporary Issues - Chapter Summary
This chapter is filled with entertaining lessons that examine historical geography and contemporary issues associated with land and resources. Ensure you have a quality understanding of this subject by reviewing lessons that cover global sustainability, resource conflicts, natural resources and more. Once you've completed this chapter, you will have the knowledge to:
- Define historical geography, and explain how geography is used to interpret the past
- Discuss the importance of land and natural resources
- Explain the role point-of-view plays in resource and territorial conflicts among countries
- Describe the politics of energy resources as they relate to conservation, efficiency and renewable energy
- Share how viewpoints differ on ways to address global sustainability
If you're concerned that you won't be able to fit your review of historical geography and other contemporary issues into your busy schedule, don't fret! Lessons are accessible 24/7 from any location with an Internet connection to ensure you can study this subject your way. When ready, gauge your comprehension of each lesson's topics by taking self-assessment quizzes. Get a broader review of this chapter by taking the practice exam.
1. Historical Geography: Using Geography to Interpret the Past
In this lesson, we explore the concept of historical geography, and how two different disciplines can shed new light on each other. To illustrate this, we look at a couple of classic examples using this approach.
2. Land & Natural Resources: Scarcity & Allocation
This lesson explores the importance of two very unique resources to economic development: land and natural resources. It explains how land can last forever, while some natural resources can run out. That said, both require expert management.
3. Role of Point-of-View in Territorial & Resource Conflicts
Countries have fought over territory, religion, and resources for centuries, often with different points-of-view motivating them. In this lesson, you'll see examples of how different leaders put forth their own point-of-view in conflicts and the consequences their countries incurred as a result.
4. The Politics of Energy Resources: Conservation, Efficiency, & Renewable Energy
The following lesson addresses the global dependence on non-renewable sources of energy and the politics behind trying to move towards renewable sources. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
5. Differing Viewpoints on Global Sustainability
The following lesson will define the issue of the Earth's limited capacity to support a growing global population and the differing viewpoints as to how it can be solved. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.
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