Ch 48: MTEL History: Spatial Processes

About This Chapter

Use this chapter's lessons to refresh your knowledge of spatial processes in geography as you prepare for the MTEL History exam. The information from these videos may aid you in answering these types of questions on test day.

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.

7 Lessons in Chapter 48: MTEL History: Spatial Processes
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Spatial Processes: Definition & Types

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.

Behavioral Geography: Human Spatial Behavior

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.

Spatial Interaction Through Movement: Causes & Examples

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.

Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

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.

The Push & Pull Factors of Human Migration

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.

The Effects of Contact & Exchange Between Societies

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.

Ecosystems, Habitats and Ecological Niches

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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