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Ch 1: History Alive America's Past Chapter 1: Geography of the United States

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The Geography of the United States chapter of this TCI History Alive America's Past Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the geography of the United States. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Geography of the United States textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the History Alive Geography of the United States chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the U.S. geography topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Different branches of geography
  • Geographic regions of the U.S.
  • Mountain ranges in the U.S.
  • Major U.S. waterways
  • Deserts of the United States

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5 Lessons in Chapter 1: History Alive America's Past Chapter 1: Geography of the United States
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What is Geography? - Definition, Facts & Types

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.

Overview of the Geography of the United States

2. Overview of the Geography of the United States

The United States is the third largest country in the world, as measured by land mass. Countries that large have varying areas, geographic features, and populations. In this lesson, we'll discuss the geography of the United States.

Mountain Ranges in the United States & Their Effects

3. Mountain Ranges in the United States & Their Effects

Just like the song 'America the Beautiful', which mentions 'purple mountains majesties', America is indeed endowed with beautiful mountains. Let's take a look at three of the major mountain ranges in the United States, their unique characteristics, and how people make their homes there.

Major Waterways in the United States

4. Major Waterways in the United States

Learn about the major waterways of the United States, including the Mississippi, the Missouri, and the Great Lakes. Why were they important historically? And why are they important today? Take a quiz to test your knowledge.

Characteristics of the Deserts of the Southwestern United States

5. Characteristics of the Deserts of the Southwestern United States

In this lesson, we'll discuss two very different types of deserts located in the Southwestern United States. The Colorado Plateau and the Basin and Range Province each have special characteristics and features that make them unique.

Chapter Practice Exam
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