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.

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: Introduction to Geography
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Are The Five Themes 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.

Contemporary Approaches in Geography: Area, Spatial, Locational & Geographic Systems Analysis

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.

Developing a Spatial Perspective in Geography

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.

Analyzing Spatial Organization of People, Places & Environments on Earth's Surfaces

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.

Using the Scientific Method in Geography

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.

Chapter Practice 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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