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MTEL History: Spatial Processes - Chapter Summary
Let us help you review information on spatial processes, behavioral geography and cultural diffusion as you prepare for the MTEL History exam. Our video lessons and quizzes will aid you in answering these types of questions:
- Describing spatial processes
- Explaining the study of behavior geography
- Exploring spatial interaction, with examples
- Defining cultural diffusion and how culture spreads around the world
- Analyzing the push and pull factors that contribute to human migration
Our instructors have created lessons and quizzes that will give you a solid foundation for the MTEL History exam. Their videos break these topics into easy-to-understand portions that are enjoyable to watch.
Objectives of the MTEL History: Spatial Processes Chapter
In Massachusetts, everyone seeking certification to teach history must pass the MTEL History exam. The exam's subarea on geography, government and economics contains questions on the topics covered in the Spatial Processes chapter. This subarea's questions account for 25% of the exam's total score.
Like the questions on the quizzes that follow each of our lessons, the questions on the related subarea of the MTEL History exam are multiple-choice. The quizzes provide the opportunity to practice answering questions in this format as well as offering a chance to assess your knowledge of the subject. There are also two open-response questions on the exam.
1. Spatial Processes: Definition & Types
How did you end up moving to where you live right now? This lesson looks at the processes of geography that helps to explain why certain physical and cultural movement occurs, such as migration and settlement patterns.
2. Behavioral Geography: Human Spatial Behavior
How do you decide whether it's worth traveling somewhere? This lesson focuses on how individuals make decisions related to spatial interactions, such as whether it's too far to travel to a place or not.
3. Spatial Interaction Through Movement: Causes & Examples
In this lesson, you'll consider how geographers examine the flow of products, information, and people. You'll also learn what spatial interaction has to do with you wanting to see your favorite group in concert.
4. Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures
In this lesson, we'll use the examples of viral videos, hip hop, and yoga to explore how culture is diffused and expanded. We'll also look at how the Internet impacts our understanding of popular culture.
5. The Push & Pull Factors of Human Migration
Why do people move out of their country? After watching this video, you will be able to explain what human migration is and give examples of push and pull factors that can be involved.
6. The Effects of Contact & Exchange Between Societies
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what societies are, and describe the effects, both positive and negative, of contact and exchange between those societies. A short quiz will follow.
7. Ecosystems, Habitats and Ecological Niches
Check out this video lesson to understand the many complex aspects of an ecosystem. See how animals live in habitats and survive amongst their surroundings.
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Other chapters within the MTEL History (06): Practice & Study Guide course
- MTEL History: Pre-Columbian North America
- MTEL History: Early North American Settlements
- MTEL History: Road to the American Revolution
- MTEL History: The American Revolution
- MTEL History: Ratification of the U.S. Constitution
- MTEL History: The Virginia Dynasty
- MTEL History: Jacksonian Democracy
- MTEL History: Manifest Destiny
- MTEL History: American Civil War
- MTEL History: American Reconstruction
- MTEL History: Industrialization & Urbanization in the U.S.
- MTEL History: The Progressive Era
- MTEL History: American Imperialism
- MTEL History: The Roaring 20s in the U.S.
- MTEL History: The Great Depression in the U.S.
- MTEL History: World War II
- MTEL History: The Cold War
- MTEL History: Protests, Activism & Civil Rights
- MTEL History: America in the 1970s
- MTEL History: Contemporary American Presidents
- MTEL History: The Stone Age
- MTEL History: The Bronze & Iron Ages
- MTEL History: Ancient Civilizations
- MTEL History: Ancient Middle East & India
- MTEL History: Early China & Japan
- MTEL History: Foundations of Religion
- MTEL History: Hinduism
- MTEL History: Buddhism
- MTEL History: Confucianism
- MTEL History: Judaism
- MTEL History: Christianity
- MTEL History: Islam
- MTEL History: Classical Greece
- MTEL History: The Roman Republic & The Roman Empire
- MTEL History: Government & Culture in the Middle Ages
- MTEL History: War, Revolution & Culture in France & England
- MTEL History: European Renaissance & Reformation
- MTEL History: African Cultures Before European Colonization
- MTEL History: Exploration & Colonization of the Americas
- MTEL History: Revolution & War in the Americas
- MTEL History: Revolution & Independence in Europe & the U.S.
- MTEL History: The Industrial Revolution & Enlightenment
- MTEL History: Germany During the World Wars
- MTEL History: A World at War
- MTEL History: Cold War
- MTEL History: Scientific Thinkers & Discoveries
- MTEL History: Introduction to Geography
- MTEL History: Geography Tools
- MTEL History: The Dispersal of Humans & Culture
- MTEL History: Settlement Patterns
- MTEL History: Basic Terms & Concepts of Political Science
- MTEL History: Historical Influences on Political Ideologies
- MTEL History: Founding Documents of U.S. Government
- MTEL History: Federalism in the U.S.
- MTEL History: Types of Legislatures in Government
- MTEL History: U.S. Electoral Systems
- MTEL History: U.S. Political Parties
- MTEL History: Basic Terms & Concepts of Economics
- MTEL History: Economic Theories
- MTEL History: Economic Systems
- MTEL History: U.S. Economy
- MTEL History Flashcards