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Human Geography - Chapter Summary
The video lessons in this chapter are perfect for boosting your comprehension of human geography. Lessons closely examine different kinds of regions, economic activities and distribution patterns along with the demographic transition theory. They also cover human migration, changes in population distribution and migration patterns of humans after 1500.
Additional topics covered in the lessons include race, ethnicity and population momentum. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Discuss cultural influence on a geographic region
- Describe the geography of religion and its political and social impacts
- Explain how race and ethnicity affect policy and life in the U.S. and Great Britain
- Share details about demographic changes from fertility and birthrates
- Interpret and understand population momentum using population pyramids
- Define and share reasons and theories for human migration
- Identify and compare types of human settlements
All of the lessons in this chapter are available as videos with entertaining visual and audio effects and full transcripts with helpful vocabulary words. Review the lessons in any sequence and as many times as needed until you fully comprehend human geography. Test your knowledge by taking the short quiz with each lesson. A broader chapter exam is available to gauge your understanding of all the lessons. If you have questions about lesson topics, don't hesitate to submit them to our experts.
1. Types of Regions: Formal, Functional & Vernacular
There are many different ways to divide land up into regions. In this lesson, we'll look at the common types of regions in geography, including formal regions, functional regions, and vernacular regions.
2. Cultural Influence on a Geographic Region: Vocabulary
How does a culture spread? And how can we study the way that culture changes across physical space? In this lesson, we'll look at two approaches to cultural geography: the core-domain-sphere model and culture regions and realms.
3. Geography of Religion: Political & Social Impacts
In this lesson, you'll consider why geographers take an interest in the religions of people around the world. We'll also discuss how conflicts arise between groups with different beliefs and experiences.
4. Distribution Patterns of Economic Activities
After watching this video, you should be able to describe what determines the distribution of economic activities, both historically and currently. A short quiz will follow.
5. The Theory of Demographic Transition: Overview
Populations change over time. The growth or decline of a population can have an effect on the quality of life for people within that population. In this lesson, you'll learn about the theory of demographic transition, which is a model used to study and predict population changes.
6. How Race & Ethnicity Impact Policy & Life in Great Britain & the U.S.
Few categories can stir up emotions or leave the media and politicians tongue-tied as quickly as race and ethnicity. See how the two are treated in the United States and in the United Kingdom, and the shocking differences between the two in this lesson.
7. Demographic Changes from Fertility and Birthrates
Demographers focus on specific indicators of change in human populations. Two of the most important indicators are birth and death rates, or fertility and mortality. In this lesson, we will discuss the definitions of demography, fertility and mortality and their impact on a population.
8. Changes in Demographic Rates & Population Distribution
As populations change in size, shape, composition, and distribution, the world faces new challenges. Explore how we use demographics to identify and prepare for major changes, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
9. Using Population Pyramids to Interpret & Understand Population Momentum
Population pyramids are among the most useful graphs for interpreting demographic data. This lesson shows how they are used, as well as demonstrating how population momentum looks on them.
10. Human Migration: Definition, Reasons & Theories
Human populations relocate for various reasons, and social scientists have explained these through a variety of theories. Explore several reasons and theories for migration, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
11. The Migrations of Humans Since 1500
This lesson will explain human migration patterns since the 1500s. In doing so, it will highlight the forced migration, as well as the eras of colonization and persecution, industrialization, and 20th century migration.
12. Types of Human Settlements: Definitions & Comparisons
Most people don't live completely alone. They live in cities, towns, and rural areas near others. In this lesson, we'll examine types of human settlements, including common settlement designations and some of the challenges in categorizing settlements.
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