Ch 16: MTEL Adult Basic Education: Principles of Geography

About This Chapter

Review this chapter to refresh your knowledge of the basic principles of geography. Studying the content of these lessons will help prepare you for the social science questions of the MTEL Adult Basic Education test.

MTEL Adult Basic Education: Principles of Geography - Chapter Summary

Understanding how to interpret geographic information and the fundamentals of this field are skills assessed during the MTEL Adult Basic Education test. The lessons in this chapter will go over numerous aspects of geography, including the following:

  • Geography explanation and terminology
  • Geologic maps
  • Analyzing reference books
  • Geographic similarities and coordinates
  • Impact of the environment on settlement

There are several ways you can use this chapter to study for the MTEL Adult Basic Education test. Each video lesson is accompanied by a full transcript, which highlights significant vocabulary terms that may prove beneficial to know for the exam. In addition to noting key terms and watching the videos, be sure to take the self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson to practice using your knowledge to answer multiple-choice questions.

7 Lessons in Chapter 16: MTEL Adult Basic Education: Principles of Geography
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Geography? - Definition, Facts & Types

1. What is Geography? - Definition, Facts & Types

This lesson will define and explore the study of geography. In doing this, it will also explain the two main branches of geography, which are physical and cultural geography.

Geographical Similarities: Scale, Space & Place

2. Geographical Similarities: Scale, Space & Place

You've probably heard, and even used, the words 'space' and 'place.' But do you know what they mean in the field of cultural geography? In this lesson, we'll look at how geographers define areas, including space, place, and scale.

Understanding & Interpreting a Geologic Map

3. Understanding & Interpreting a Geologic Map

Geologic maps are neat because they show us the location of features found underneath Earth's surface. But just like any other map, they have their own set of symbols and codes that we need to understand in order to properly interpret them.

Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Reference Book

4. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Reference Book

Before the Internet existed, people used reference books to find answers to many of their questions. Reference books are still widely used, especially when doing research. Learn how to analyze and interpret them in this lesson.

Basic Geographic Terms: Definitions & Examples

5. Basic Geographic Terms: Definitions & Examples

This lesson includes a brief, yet informative introduction to the field of geography. You'll learn what geography is all about, as well as some definitions for basic geographic terms.

Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

6. Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

This lesson will seek to explain the geographic coordinate system. In doing so, it will explain latitude and longitude. It will also highlight the equator, the prime meridian, and the concept of elevation.

Environmental Influences on Human Settlements & Activities

7. Environmental Influences on Human Settlements & Activities

After watching this video, you will be able to explain the environmental reasons why humans settled where they did, both historically and more recently. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter 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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