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Students will learn:
- Principles of democracy
- Absolute monarchy
- Economic sectors
- Quaternary industry
- Economic systems, growth and development
- Global society
- Cultural diffusion
- Global trade
- The United Nations
- Global conflict and aid
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1. What is Democracy? - Definition, Types & Principles
In this lesson, we will study the nature of democracy. We will define the term, take a look at the types of democracy, and examine its basic principles.
2. Absolute Monarchy: Definition, Characteristics & Examples
During the 17th century, Europe experienced economics crises, religious wars, and civil unrest. Absolute monarchy was but one response to the search for a more ordered society. In this lesson, learn the definition, characteristics and prime historic examples of absolutism.
3. Communism: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we'll learn the meaning of communism while briefly comparing it to capitalism. We'll then discuss different examples of communism. Finally, we'll discuss the significance of communism in the context of the Cold War.
4. Economic Sectors: Primary, Secondary & Tertiary
This lesson will seek to explain the different sectors of the economy. In doing so, it will concentrate on the primary sector, the secondary sector, and the tertiary sector. It will also highlight the service industry.
5. Quaternary Industry: Definition & Examples
Different people have different jobs, but what does this mean to the national economy? In this lesson, we examine quaternary industries and see how they fit into larger economies.
6. Economic Systems: Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn about the three major forms of economic systems, including planned, market, and mixed market economies. You'll also explore the five factors of production and the roles they play in the exchange of products or services.
7. What Is Economic Growth and Development? - Definition, Theories & Indicators
A country's economic health can usually be measured by looking at that country's economic growth and development. This lesson defines and explains economic growth and economic development, including the role of U.S. foreign aid.
8. Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries
The population of a country is based on many factors. In this lesson, we will explore several important factors that differ between developed and developing countries.
9. Global Society: Definition & Concept
Is our world international or global? Is there even a difference? In this lesson, we'll explore the concept of a global society and consider the evidence that could point to its arrival.
10. Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures
In this lesson, we'll use the examples of viral videos, hip hop, and yoga to explore how culture is diffused and expanded. We'll also look at how the Internet impacts our understanding of popular culture.
11. What is Global Trade? - Definition, Advantages & Barriers
Global trade of goods and services are worth trillions of dollars each year. In this lesson, you'll learn about global trade and its advantages, as well as barriers to trade. A short quiz follows.
12. The United Nations as an International Peace-Keeping Force
In this lesson, we will look at the role of the United Nations as a global peacekeeping force. We will explore U.N. functions and examine the structure of the organization.
13. Global Conflict & Aid: Humanitarian Efforts & Organizations
There's nothing politically tricky about helping someone, is there? In international terms, there can be. In this lesson, we'll talk about international humanitarian aid and see what it means in today's world.
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Other chapters within the Holt McDougal Introduction to Geography: Online Textbook Help course
- Holt McDougal Introduction to Geography Chapter 1: A Geographer's World
- Holt McDougal Introduction to Geography Chapter 2: Planet Earth
- Holt McDougal Introduction to Geography Chapter 3: Climate, Environment & Resources
- Holt McDougal Introduction to Geography Chapter 4: The Word's People - Culture & Population