Ch 14: Holt McDougal Environmental Science Chapter 14: Land

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The Land chapter of this Holt McDougal Environmental Science Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with land. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Land textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Land chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the land 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:

  • The impact of urban land development
  • Population density in urban and rural locations
  • Second Industrial Revolution urbanization problems
  • Deforestation and its consequences
  • Uses and protection of rangelands
  • Issues concerning national parks and the wilderness

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9 Lessons in Chapter 14: Holt McDougal Environmental Science Chapter 14: Land
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Urban Land Development and Suburban Sprawl: Environmental Consequences

1. Urban Land Development and Suburban Sprawl: Environmental Consequences

In the past, most people lived in rural areas. There has been a shift in recent years towards urban and suburban living. Not only has this shift changed where more people reside, it has also had many environmental consequences.

Urban Population Growth and Compact Development

2. Urban Population Growth and Compact Development

The population growth rates in urban areas are on the rise, and as more people move to cities, there are many problems that can occur. We will discuss several issues associated with this growth and also a potential method for minimizing the effects.

Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

3. Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

The distribution of people varies depending in the type of location. In this lesson, we will explore how people are distributed between rural and urban areas and how these populations have changed over time.

Urbanization During the Second Industrial Revolution in America: Effects & Problems

4. Urbanization During the Second Industrial Revolution in America: Effects & Problems

After the Civil War, America transformed from a rural nation to an urban nation. Learn where all those people came from and why. Using New York City as an example, you'll see some of the problems of urbanization and the steps they took to improve it.

Deforestation: Definition, Causes & Consequences

5. Deforestation: Definition, Causes & Consequences

Deforestation is the clearing of trees without the intent of replacing them or reestablishing a stand of trees. Learn reasons for deforestation and discover the consequences of this process in all forests, including tropical forests.

Rangelands: Uses and Degradation

6. Rangelands: Uses and Degradation

Rangeland covers much of the land area of the world. The lack of rainfall in these areas makes it useful land for grazing livestock and provides environmental benefits. Learn about the uses of rangeland and the potential for rangeland degradation.

Protecting Private Rangelands: Conservation Easements

7. Protecting Private Rangelands: Conservation Easements

Rangelands have many uses, such as acting as grazing land for livestock and recreational land for communities. Private rangeland owners can voluntarily enter into a legally binding conservation easement to limit the development of their land and preserve it for future generations.

National Parks in the US: Governing Agencies and Areas of Concern

8. National Parks in the US: Governing Agencies and Areas of Concern

The U.S. national parks are governed by the National Park Service, which is an agency within the Department of the Interior. Learn about the national parks of America and the current issues they face.

What Is Wilderness? - Definition, Problems & Preservation

9. What Is Wilderness? - Definition, Problems & Preservation

The wilderness is the last untamed land found on earth. It remains undeveloped by man and serves as a refuge for wildlife. Learn about the wilderness, the law enacted to preserve it and the problems that wilderness areas face.

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