Ch 49: MTEL History: Geography Tools

About This Chapter

Use our lessons in your review of geography tools, such as maps and GPS, and how they are used. These lessons can help you prepare for these types of questions on the MTEL History exam.

MTEL History: Geography Tools - Chapter Summary

Let this chapter's lessons help you refresh your knowledge of the tools of geography, including maps, atlases, GPS and GIS, and how to use them. These videos and quizzes will aid you in tackling these types of questions on the MTEL History exam:

  • Describing latitude, longitude and elevation
  • Naming ways geographers use to describe location, such as maps and GPS
  • Identifying the world's geographical regions
  • Explaining what map projection is and why it is useful
  • Exploring how atlases and almanacs are used as sources

These lessons and quizzes are developed by instructors who are experts in the field and who know what success on the MTEL History exam requires. You'll be well-equipped for test day after completing this chapter's assignments.

Objectives of the MTEL History: Geography Tools Chapter

All Massachusetts history teachers must pass the MTEL History exam as a condition of certification. The topics the Geography Tools chapter covers are in the exam's subarea on geography, government and economics, which accounts for 25% of the exam's score.

The questions in this subarea are multiple-choice, as are the questions in the brief quizzes that accompany each of our lessons. Our quizzes allow you to practice answering questions in this format. The quizzes also let you assess your knowledge and see in what areas you need additional study.

6 Lessons in Chapter 49: MTEL History: Geography Tools
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Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

1. 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.

Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

2. Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

How can we study the earth and the features in it? Watch this lesson to find out more about common tools used in geography, including maps, global positioning systems, and geographic information systems, and their differences.

The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions

3. The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions

The world is a big place, but how well do you know it? In this lesson, we're going to look at a basic overview of major world regions and see how they collectively create the world map.

Types of Maps: Population, Topographic, Weather, Political & World Maps

4. Types of Maps: Population, Topographic, Weather, Political & World Maps

This lesson will explain the different types of maps used to interpret and study our world. In doing this, it will focus on maps that deal in elevation, population, weather patterns and more.

Map Projection & Scale

5. Map Projection & Scale

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what a map projection is, what a map scale is, and why they need to be carefully chosen when creating a map. A short quiz will follow.

Atlases & Almanacs as Sources of Geographic Information

6. Atlases & Almanacs as Sources of Geographic Information

Just like any other profession, geographers have specialized tools to help them. While they also rely on technologies like satellite imagery and advanced surveying tools, many geographers also use almanacs and atlases in their daily work.

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