Ch 50: Human Societies & the Environment

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Work through this chapter on human societies and the environment at your convenience using your choice of mobile device or computer. We've designed the video lessons and self-assessment quizzes in this chapter to help you complete a homework assignment or study for an important exam.

Human Societies & the Environment - Chapter Summary

Watch video lessons on human societies and the environment when you access this chapter. Discover information about geography and climate, the Industrial Revolution and the Agricultural Revolution. Once you finish this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Define the foundations of geopolitics
  • Discuss the influence of geopolitical factors on national boundaries
  • Outline the effects geography and climate have on civilizations
  • Explain how humans adapted to their environments
  • Describe how the Agricultural and Industrial Revolution impacted the environment
  • Identify the industrial development of emerging nations and the environment
  • Detail human environmental impact and ecological conservation

You'll be able to review these concepts at your leisure when you study this useful learning resource. The videos are under ten minutes and they feature a Timeline that's navigable with the video tabs feature. Utilize the Dashboard to keep tabs on your progress and submit any questions.

8 Lessons in Chapter 50: Human Societies & the Environment
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Geopolitics: Definition, Foundations & Example

1. Geopolitics: Definition, Foundations & Example

This lesson will examine what geopolitics is in greater detail as well as provide causes and examples. After you learn about all this, you can then test your newfound knowledge with a quiz.

The Influence of Geopolitical Factors on National Boundaries

2. The Influence of Geopolitical Factors on National Boundaries

Why do some countries' borders have almost no controls while others are protected by military forces and look like fortresses? In this lesson, you'll learn about national boundaries and explore how geopolitical factors can affect them.

Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

3. Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

In this lesson, we will look at the relationship between geography, climate, and civilization. We will learn why civilizations develop in particular regions and how this leads to lifestyle and cultural differences.

How Humans Adapted to Their Environments

4. 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.

The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

5. The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

The Agricultural Revolution was a time of agricultural development that saw many inventions and advancements in farming techniques. Learn about the Agricultural Revolution and how this period impacted society and the environment.

The Industrial Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

6. The Industrial Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

The Industrial Revolution was marked by the introduction of power-driven machinery and ushered in a time of strong economic development. Learn how advancements made during the Industrial Revolution impacted the environment.

Industrial Development of Emerging Nations and the Environment

7. Industrial Development of Emerging Nations and the Environment

Industrial development has brought economic prosperity to a number of less developed countries. Learn about the environmental challenges and risks associated with these newly emerging national economies.

Human Environmental Impact & Ecological Conservation

8. Human Environmental Impact & Ecological Conservation

The Earth has only so much space for us and our non-human neighbors. In this lesson, we will learn about how humans impact the environment, what causes habitat fragmentation, and what ecological conservation can do to help.

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