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ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Physical & Human Systems in Geography - Chapter Summary
When your students go through the video lessons, they will look closely at ecosystems and natural resources for the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies test. These topics are also addressed in this chapter:
- Cultures of the Sahara Desert
- Asia's mountain regions
- Factors that affect population size
- Population density
- Economic inequality
- Population growth and poverty
- Perceptions of cultures
- Australia's coral reefs
- Highly developed nations and their population characteristics
All lessons in this chapter are brief and taught by expert instructors who are available to answer any questions you might have. They also contain self-assessment quizzes, giving your students the chance to check their understanding before taking the actual test.
1. What Is an Ecosystem? - Definition & Explanation
Similar to a car engine that is made up of multiple parts working together, an ecosystem has interacting parts that support a whole. But how do we define an ecosystem and what are the components they consist of?
2. Land & Natural Resources: Scarcity & Allocation
This lesson explores the importance of two very unique resources to economic development: land and natural resources. It explains how land can last forever, while some natural resources can run out. That said, both require expert management.
3. Cultures of the Sahara Desert: Resources & Environmental Concerns
The Sahara Desert is not an easy place to make a living, but many people have found a way. In this lesson, we'll discuss the cultures of the Sahara and talk about the challenges they face in the future.
4. Asia's Mountain Regions: People, Resources & Struggles
There are hundreds of ethnic groups living in the mountains of Asia; from Siberia to Nepal. In this lesson, learn about some of greater mountain regions of Asia and the resources, challenges, and connections of the communities who live in the foothills of the Himalayas.
5. Australia's Coral Reefs: Biodiversity, Economic Importance & Environmental Concerns
Learn all about Australia's coral reefs, including the Great Barrier Reef. Learn about their biodiversity, importance to Australia's economy, and the environmental concerns surrounding coral reefs. Take a quiz to see what you know.
6. The Human Population: Factors that Affect Population Size
The human population is constantly changing. In this lesson, we will explore the factors that cause increases and decreases in the human population, including births, deaths, immigration, and emigration.
7. What Is Population Density? - Definition & Explanation
Environments are designed for a specific number of individuals. The number of individuals that occupy an area are very important in the study of biology. In this lesson, we will examine population density to determine its significance.
8. Population Density Around the World
This lesson will explain the concept of population density. In doing this, it will discuss sparsely versus densely populated areas. It will also identify the primary and secondary population clusters of the world.
9. Sparsely Populated World Regions
This lesson will explain the reasons for a sparse population distribution. In doing so, it will highlight the factors of relief, natural resources, climate, and political and economic stability. It will also give examples of sparsely populated areas.
10. Population Size: Impacts on Resource Consumption
What are the things you need to survive? Humans all need resources, and in this lesson, we will discuss how the growth of the human population is influencing the natural resources we rely on.
11. Economic Inequality: Differences in Developed and Developing Nations
Not everyone has the same house, the same car, or makes the same amount of money. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of economic inequality and investigate what characteristics make a nation developed or developing.
12. Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability
Worldwide poverty is a large issue. In this lesson, we will explore how poverty influences population growth rates and how these things relate to carrying capacity and global sustainability.
13. Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries
The population of a country is based on many factors. In this lesson, we will explore several important factors that differ between developed and developing countries.
14. Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas
The distribution of people varies depending in the type of location. In this lesson, we will explore how people are distributed between rural and urban areas and how these populations have changed over time.
15. Perceptions of Culture: Ideal Culture and Real Culture, Ethnocentrism, & Culture Relativism
The way we perceive culture - both our own and that of others - is affected by many things. In this lesson, we define and discuss the difference between perceptions of ideal culture and real culture. We also examine ethnocentrism and compare it to the idea of culture relativism.
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Other chapters within the ISTEP+ Grade 7 - Social Studies: Test Prep & Practice course
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Early Human Civilizations
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Ancient Egypt
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Ancient India
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Ancient China
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Understanding Religion
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Buddhism
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Hinduism
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Christianity
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Islam
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Judaism
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: History of Sub-Saharan African Civilizations
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: The Silk Road & Trade Routes
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: History of Islamic Civilization
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: History of Slavery Globally
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: The Mongols
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: China's Dynasties
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Japan's History & Development
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Conquest of the New World & Global Trade
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: European Colonization & Imperialism
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Japanese Imperialism & Role in WWII
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: The Middle East Post-WWII
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: The Gulf Wars & War on Terror
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Modern International Conflicts & Wars
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Types of Government
- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Asian Governments
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- ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Economics
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