Ch 1: Holt McDougal Introduction to Geography Chapter 1: A Geographer's World

About This Chapter

The Geographer's World chapter of this Holt McDougal Introduction to Geography Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with geography. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Geographer's World textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal A Geographer's World chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the 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:

  • Types of geography
  • Geography as a social science
  • Local, regional and global geography
  • Geography tools
  • Five themes of geography
  • Six essential geography elements
  • Eighteen national geography standards
  • Branches of geology
  • Cultural and human geography
  • Geography fields

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12 Lessons in Chapter 1: Holt McDougal Introduction to Geography Chapter 1: A Geographer's World
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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.

Geography as a Social Science: Definition & Explanation

2. Geography as a Social Science: Definition & Explanation

Is geography a social science or physical science? This lesson will examine the social aspects of geography. But don't be too social while you're reading this lesson - once you're done, it's time to take a short quiz.

Global, Local & Regional Geography

3. Global, Local & Regional Geography

Learn why geography looks at the world on local, regional, and global scales. Discover how connected the world is, and then measure the scale of your new knowledge with a quiz.

Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

4. 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.

What Are The Five Themes of Geography?

5. What Are The Five Themes of Geography?

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what geography is and describe the five key themes that make up geography. A short quiz will follow.

The Six Essential Elements of Geography

6. The Six Essential Elements of Geography

Geography is a lot more than maps. Learn what geography actually is, and discover the six essential elements of geography. Test your knowledge of the elements by taking a quiz when you are through.

National Geography Standards 1-6: The World in Spatial Terms & Places and Regions

7. National Geography Standards 1-6: The World in Spatial Terms & Places and Regions

In this lesson, we will define and discuss the first six National Geography Standards. They deal with the world in spatial terms as well as places and regions.

National Geography Standards 7-13: Physical and Human Systems

8. National Geography Standards 7-13: Physical and Human Systems

In this lesson, we will define and discuss standards 7-13 of the National Geography Standards. These standards deal with various physical systems and human systems.

National Geography Standards 14-18: Environment and Society & The Uses of Geography

9. National Geography Standards 14-18: Environment and Society & The Uses of Geography

In this lesson, we will define and discuss standards 14-18 of the National Geography Standards. These standards deal with the uses of geography as well as the crossroads between the environment and society.

The Main Branches of Geology

10. The Main Branches of Geology

Although many people think the field of geology focuses solely on rocks, there is much more behind this scientific field. Geology has many different branches that each focus on interesting and unique features of our planet and beyond.

Human & Cultural Geography: Definition, Characteristics & Studies

11. 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.

Fields of Geography: Cartography, Hydrology & Meteorology

12. Fields of Geography: Cartography, Hydrology & Meteorology

In this lesson, we will discuss the subject of geography and explore three of the largest fields in geography: cartography, hydrology, and meteorology. Read on to learn about the major topics, professionals, and tools in each field.

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