About This Chapter
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
|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.|
1. What Are The Five Themes of Geography?
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what geography is and describe the five key themes that make up geography. A short quiz will follow.
2. Contemporary Approaches in Geography: Area, Spatial, Locational & Geographic Systems Analysis
If geographers study people and places, exactly how do they look at the information they find? In this lesson, we'll examine contemporary approaches to studying geography, including spatial, area, locational, and systems analysis.
3. Developing a Spatial Perspective in Geography
After watching this video, you will be able to explain how and why a spatial perspective is important in geography and describe some of the tools and techniques used to develop such a spatial perspective. A short quiz will follow.
4. Analyzing Spatial Organization of People, Places & Environments on Earth's Surfaces
After watching this video, you will be able to explain why studying spatial organization is important and describe aspects of the spatial organization of people, places, and the environments on the Earth. A short quiz will follow.
5. Using the Scientific Method in Geography
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what the scientific method is, how and why it is used in geography, and give some examples. A short quiz will follow.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the Geography: Middle School course
- Tools Used in Geography
- Earth's Spheres and Internal Structure
- Plate Tectonics
- Minerals and Rocks
- Weathering and Erosion
- Rock Deformation and Mountain Building
- Ground Water
- Running Bodies of Water
- The Earth-Sun Relationship
- Solar Radiation & Energy
- Global Temperature Patterns & The Atmosphere
- Atmospheric Pressure and Wind
- Atmospheric, Weather & Wind Patterns
- Atmospheric Moisture, Precipitation & Clouds
- Weather Events
- Geomorphology of Arid Regions
- Oceans & Coasts
- Geologic Time
- The Origin and Dispersal of Humans and Culture
- The Impact of Geography on Language & Culture
- The Environment & Human Populations
- The Domestication of Plants & Animals
- The Global Distribution & Characteristics of Soil
- Geography of Land Resources
- Human Movement & Spatial Processes
- Types of Human Settlements
- Ethnicity & Geography
- Modern Economic Systems
- The Economy & Geography
- Political Geography
- Impact of Humans on the Environment
- Renewable Resources
- Nonrenewable Resources
- Environmental Sustainability
- Food and Agriculture
- Solid and Hazardous Waste
- Environmental Risk Analysis
- Ethical and Political Processes of the Environment
- Understanding Geography Using Maps
- The Impact of Religion on Geography
- Early Human Civilizations
- World Conflicts & Geography
- Geography of North America
- Geography of the U.S.
- Geography of Canada
- Geography of the Caribbean & Central & South America
- Geography of Europe
- Geography of Africa & the Middle East
- Geography of South Asia
- Geography of China, Japan & the Koreas
- Geography of Russia & Central Asia
- Geography of Australia & the Pacific Islands