Ch 27: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Physical & Human Systems in Geography

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We have put together a chapter designed to help your students study efficiently for the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies exam. There are all kinds of resources in this chapter that make the study process less difficult.

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.

15 Lessons in Chapter 27: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Physical & Human Systems in Geography
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What Is an Ecosystem? - Definition & Explanation

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?

Land & Natural Resources: Scarcity & Allocation

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.

Cultures of the Sahara Desert: Resources & Environmental Concerns

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.

Asia's Mountain Regions: People, Resources & Struggles

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.

Australia's Coral Reefs: Biodiversity, Economic Importance & Environmental Concerns

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.

The Human Population: Factors that Affect Population Size

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.

What Is Population Density? - Definition & Explanation

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.

Population Density Around the World

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.

Sparsely Populated World Regions

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.

Population Size: Impacts on Resource Consumption

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.

Economic Inequality: Differences in Developed and Developing Nations

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.

Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

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.

Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries

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.

Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

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.

Perceptions of Culture: Ideal Culture and Real Culture, Ethnocentrism, & Culture Relativism

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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