Ch 1: Introduction to Geography

About This Chapter

This chapter uses fast, fun video lessons to introduce middle-schoolers to the science of geography. Instructors are available to offer students additional help and clarification.

Introduction to Geography - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide a comprehensive introduction to geography for middle-schoolers. If your student needs extra help in class or would like to learn more independently, these quick videos are an engaging and accessible resource. Lessons explore the five themes of geography, spatial analysis, map use, and the distribution of people and ecosystems on Earth. Multiple-choice assessments let you evaluate your middle-schooler's comprehension of the material and pinpoint where extra help is needed. Your student can submit a question to our instructors for additional clarification and insight.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Video Objectives
What Are The Five Themes of Geography? Lesson describes the five themes: location, place, human/environment interactions, movement and regions.
Contemporary Approaches in Geography: Area, Spatial, Locational & Geographic Systems Analysis Students learn about contemporary methods for geographical analysis.
Developing a Spatial Perspective in Geography Lesson explains how to build spatial perspective by using maps and other tools.
Analyzing Spatial Organization of People, Places & Environments on Earth's Surfaces Students consider the spatial arrangement of people and environments across the planet.
Using the Scientific Method in Geography Lesson describes how to apply the scientific method to the science of geography.

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