Ch 9: Land Use

About This Chapter

Find out more about different ways that land is used by completing this chapter. Our lessons can help you understand how land is utilized in a variety of areas and for several purposes.

Land Use - Chapter Summary

Go over different uses of land with these engaging lessons. You'll be able to familiarize yourself on types of agricultural land use, the effects of urban and suburban development and more. Once you have completed this chapter, you will be prepared to:

  • Discuss the economic and social factors of city land use
  • Explain the consequences of deforestation
  • Identify activities that affect water resources
  • Describe fishing techniques and their effects on the ecosystem
  • Analyze how population size impacts the use of resources

Our video lessons are short and engaging, allowing you to quickly learn more about this geographic topic. The lessons include timelines that make navigating through the information simple. We also provide transcripts of each lesson, as well as self-assessment quizzes to make sure you can differentiate between types of land use.

7 Lessons in Chapter 9: Land Use
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Types of Agriculture: Industrialized and Subsistence Agriculture

1. Types of Agriculture: Industrialized and Subsistence Agriculture

In recent history, agriculture has been the main source of the food we consume on a daily basis. In this lesson, we will explore the difference between industrialized and subsistence agriculture. We will also investigate the different kinds of subsistence agriculture that are practiced.

Urban Land Development and Suburban Sprawl: Environmental Consequences

2. Urban Land Development and Suburban Sprawl: Environmental Consequences

In the past, most people lived in rural areas. There has been a shift in recent years towards urban and suburban living. Not only has this shift changed where more people reside, it has also had many environmental consequences.

City Land Use: Economy, Social Factors & Government

3. City Land Use: Economy, Social Factors & Government

Land is at a premium in urban areas, and choices have to be made about how to use different parcels of city land. In this lesson, we'll look at different factors that affect city land use, including government, physical, social, and economic factors.

Deforestation: Definition, Causes & Consequences

4. Deforestation: Definition, Causes & Consequences

Deforestation is the clearing of trees without the intent of replacing them or reestablishing a stand of trees. Learn reasons for deforestation and discover the consequences of this process in all forests, including tropical forests.

Water Resource Issues: Activities Affecting the Water Supply

5. Water Resource Issues: Activities Affecting the Water Supply

This video lesson describes water resources issues such as aquifer depletion, overdrawing surface waters and salinization of irrigated soil. You will also learn about the impacts of activities affecting water resources.

Fishing Techniques & Their Effects on Ecosystems

6. Fishing Techniques & Their Effects on Ecosystems

Certain fishing techniques are used because they are very efficient. However, many of these techniques are also very destructive to ecosystems and the physical environment. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of these techniques and how they affect the ecosystems they are used in.

Population Size: Impacts on Resource Consumption

7. 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.

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