Ch 27: Human Geography - Political Geography: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Political Geography chapter of this Introduction to Human Geography Help and Review course is the simplest way to master political geography. 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 political geography.

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 about human geography. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the types of boundaries between states or the motives behind state cooperation
  • 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 political geography
  • 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 Political Geography 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 Political Geography chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any political geography 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 political geography unit of a standard human geography course. Topics covered include:

  • The development of states
  • Basic shapes of states
  • Physical and cultural boundaries
  • Local government boundaries
  • Cooperation among states

7 Lessons in Chapter 27: Human Geography - Political Geography: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
State as a Concept: Definition, Development, & Size

1. State as a Concept: Definition, Development, & Size

This lesson will seek to explain the concept of a state. In doing so, it will highlight legitimate power, traditional authority, rational authority, and a federal system of states.

Shapes of States: Compact, Prorupted, Perforated & More

2. Shapes of States: Compact, Prorupted, Perforated & More

This lesson will seek to explain and identify the many shapes that states can be found in. In doing so, it will define the word state and the importance of sovereignty.

Types of Boundaries: Physical & Cultural

3. Types of Boundaries: Physical & Cultural

This lesson will seek to explain physical, political, and cultural boundaries. In doing so, it will identify differences in socio-economics, language, and religion as foundations for boundaries.

Local Government Boundaries: Cultural & Political Influence

4. Local Government Boundaries: Cultural & Political Influence

This lesson will explain the characteristics of local governments. In doing so, it will define the terms delimitation, redistricting, constituency, and gerrymandering as well as the role these terms play in local governance.

Cooperation Among States: Political, Military & Economic Alliances

5. Cooperation Among States: Political, Military & Economic Alliances

This lesson will seek to explain the political cooperation among states. In doing so, it will define the terms 'treaty' and 'state,' as well as explore military and economic alliances.

What is a Developing Nation? - Definition & Characteristics

6. What is a Developing Nation? - Definition & Characteristics

In this lesson, you will learn what a developing nation is, how we classify a nation as developing, and what characteristics developing nations have in common. We will then also briefly discuss why the term is controversial.

Kibbutz: Definition & Overview

7. Kibbutz: Definition & Overview

Study the history of how a group of young Jewish immigrants developed the Jewish communal settlement called the Kibbutz. Explore this movement and test yourself with a quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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