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MTLE Social Studies: Earth's Physical Features & Systems - Chapter Summary
Reinforce what you've already learned about the physical features and systems of Earth with this chapter. Some of the topics you'll study include the world map and climate classifications. Completing this chapter prepares you to answer questions on the MTLE Social Studies test and makes sure you can:
- Identify major landforms in the U.S.
- Provide an overview of the major geographical regions on the world map
- Outline the global distribution of climate classifications
- Detail plate tectonics as the unified theory for change of the earth's surface
- Discuss the different types of natural resources
- Explain topography and how it is reshaped
- Detail the impact of humans on the environment
- Relate the atmospheric causes of global warming and its effect on the climate
Watch each one of our video lessons, which won't take long because they have an average duration of about eight minutes. They feature an engaging format and also come with lesson quizzes. These quizzes give you the chance to check your understanding of Earth-related topics that are covered on the test.
1. Major Landforms in the United States
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what a landform is and describe some of the most important landforms in the United States. A short quiz will follow.
2. 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.
3. Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution
Earth has many climates, but we can categorize them based on common characteristics. In this video lesson you will identify the 5 major climate classifications on Earth, as well as where on Earth these climates are found.
4. Plate Tectonics: A Unified Theory for Change of the Earth's Surface
After many years of trying to solve the mystery of the moving continents, enough data and evidence was collected to develop a unifying theory of how the surface of the earth changes. It's called plate tectonics.
5. What Are Natural Resources? - Definition & Types
Natural resources are materials provided by the Earth that humans can use to make more complex (human-made) products. In this lesson, you will learn some examples of natural resources and how to classify them.
6. What Is Topography and How Is Topography Reshaped?
The topography, or surface of the Earth, is constantly changing shape due to many powerful forces. In this lesson, we will learn about some of the amazing changes that occur on Earth due to the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition.
7. Human Impacts on the Environment
The human population continues to grow, but the size of Earth and the resources available for our use are limited. Humans greatly impact the world around them, and our actions can and often do have dramatic and long-lasting consequences.
8. Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate
Global warming is a multifaceted, complex issue. It involves both natural and human causes that can increase the amount of greenhouse gases. This lesson looks at some of the facts about global warming and how they could contribute to climate change.
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- MTLE Social Studies: Medieval Europe
- MTLE Social Studies: Early Asia, Africa & America
- MTLE Social Studies: Renaissance & Reformation
- MTLE Social Studies: Age of Exploration
- MTLE Social Studies: Global Empires
- MTLE Social Studies: Enlightenment & Revolution
- MTLE Social Studies: Imperialism
- MTLE Social Studies: Settling North America
- MTLE Social Studies: The Revolutionary War
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- MTLE Social Studies: Westward Expansion
- MTLE Social Studies: The American Civil War
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- MTLE Social Studies: American Imperialism
- MTLE Social Studies: World War I
- MTLE Social Studies: 1920s America
- MTLE Social Studies: World War II
- MTLE Social Studies: Post-WWII American Culture
- MTLE Social Studies: World War II to the Present
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- MTLE Social Studies: U.S. Political Processes
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