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Human & Cultural Geography - Chapter Summary
If you're looking for a way to quickly review the elements of human and cultural geography, then this chapter is ideal for you! This online chapter includes short video lessons that explore the elements of human behavior, natural resources, cultural anthropology, societal exchanges, human adaptations and much more. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Assess the characteristics of human and cultural geography
- Define the components of human behavior
- Explain how human beings adapted to their environments
- Discuss the ways in which humans have impacted the environment
- Recognize types of natural resources
- Evaluate the study of cultural anthropology
- Compare types of societies
- Consider the effects of exchange and contact between societies
The bite-sized and engaging lessons help you quickly move throughout the chapter and enjoy the studying process. We've included short quizzes to help you reinforce your understanding of the information. Use any computer or mobile device to access these resources, and if you have any questions along the way, simply use our handy Ask the Expert feature.
1. 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.
2. What is Human Behavior? - Definition & Explanation
What does your behavior say about you? And how are behaviors shaped, anyway? Read on to learn about human behavior and conditioning. Then, test your knowledge with a post-lesson quiz.
3. How Humans Adapted to Their Environments
In this lesson, you will explore the impact of early humans on their environments and discover how these first communities survived. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
4. Human Impacts on the Environment
The human population continues to grow, but the size of Earth and the resources available for our use are limited. Humans greatly impact the world around them, and our actions can and often do have dramatic and long-lasting consequences.
5. What Are Natural Resources? - Definition & Types
Natural resources are materials provided by the Earth that humans can use to make more complex (human-made) products. In this lesson, you will learn some examples of natural resources and how to classify them.
6. What is Cultural Anthropology?
This lesson will be a brief overview of cultural anthropology. It will highlight the concept of culture while also defining the main branches of archaeology, anthropological linguistics, and ethnology.
7. Types of Societies in Sociology
Did you know that there have been six types of societies throughout our history? Learn more about the different types of societies and the characteristics that are associated with each.
8. The Effects of Contact & Exchange Between Societies
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what societies are, and describe the effects, both positive and negative, of contact and exchange between those societies. A short quiz will follow.
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