Ch 2: Human Geography - Basic Facts and Concepts of the Earth: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Basic Facts and Concepts of the Earth chapter of this Human Geography Help and Review course is the simplest way to master basic facts and concepts of the Earth. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of basic facts and concepts of the Earth.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering human geography material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn human geography. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the geographic coordinate system or latitude, longitude and elevation
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the basic facts and concepts of the Earth
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra social science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Basic Facts and Concepts of the Earth chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Basic Facts and Concepts of the Earth chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any basic facts and concepts of the Earth question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a basic facts and concepts of the Earth unit of a standard human geography course. Topics covered include:

  • Geographic coordinates
  • Earth's shape
  • Internal and external forces that shape Earth's surface
  • Earth's four seasons and how they relate geographically
  • Time geography

10 Lessons in Chapter 2: Human Geography - Basic Facts and Concepts of the Earth: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

1. Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

This lesson will seek to explain the geographic coordinate system. In doing so, it will explain latitude and longitude. It will also highlight the equator, the prime meridian, and the concept of elevation.

Shape of the Earth: Density, Stress & Gravity

2. Shape of the Earth: Density, Stress & Gravity

This lesson will seek to explain geodesy and the Earth's shape. In doing so, it will highlight the concepts of gravity, density, and stress, as well as the role they play in the field of geodesy.

The Dynamic Earth: Internal & External Forces that Shape Earth's Surface

3. The Dynamic Earth: Internal & External Forces that Shape Earth's Surface

There are many geologic processes that shape the surface of the Earth. Not only do they build and destroy a variety of landscapes, but they also give us clues to the interior of the Earth and the forces that exist there.

Geography of the Four Seasons

4. Geography of the Four Seasons

This lesson will explain how the earth's axis and rotation affect seasons. In doing this, it will also highlight the concept of the summer and winter solstices, as well as how seasons vary around the globe.

Time Geography: Torsten Hagerstrand's Works

5. Time Geography: Torsten Hagerstrand's Works

This lesson will explain time geography and the works of Torsten Hagerstrand. In doing so, it will highlight the effect of past decisions as well as capability, coupling, and authority constraints.

What is the Prime Meridian? - Definition, Facts & Location

6. What is the Prime Meridian? - Definition, Facts & Location

Learn about the Prime Meridian, including how, when, and why it was established. This lesson will help you to understand its importance to Earth's geographic grid and its importance to both location and time.

Nazca Lines: Mystery & Overview

7. Nazca Lines: Mystery & Overview

This lesson will describe the location, creation, and various theories regarding the purpose of the mysterious and fascinating Nazca ines in Southern Peru.

Relief Map: Definition, History & Use

8. Relief Map: Definition, History & Use

Relief maps are important geographic and everyday tools that allow us to see geography in three dimensions. In this lesson, learn what a relief map is, how they are used, and their historical and contemporary importance.

What is a Magnetic Compass? - Definition & History

9. What is a Magnetic Compass? - Definition & History

Compasses revolutionized the way humans were able to explore the globe, and they still form the foundation of navigational science today. This lesson reviews the history and function of the magnetic compass.

Homo Sapiens: Meaning & Evolutionary History

10. Homo Sapiens: Meaning & Evolutionary History

This lesson covered the evolutionary history of Homo sapiens. It traces our roots back to Africa and includes key terminology on fossils, species, and bipedalism.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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