Ch 9: MTTC Elementary Education: Geography

About This Chapter

This chapter on geography is the perfect study companion for anyone looking to buff up their knowledge of the subject going into the MTTC Elementary Education exam, polishing your understanding through video lessons.

MTTC Elementary Education: Geography - Chapter Summary

This chapter touches on various key aspects of geography with the aim to help you prove your knowledge and teaching capability with the subject when you take the MTTC Elementary Education exam. Topics focused on include:

  • Geography tools
  • The world map
  • Different kinds of regions
  • Global trade rules and environmental policies
  • The effects of industrialized agriculture on the environment
  • The origins of the manufacturing industry
  • Land, labor and capital within industrial sites

The practice quizzes at the end of each lesson make it easy to verify your understanding of the material before moving on. These quizzes let you jump back to the relevant point of the lesson if you answer incorrectly, and they can also be printed as worksheets for offline studying.

7 Lessons in Chapter 9: MTTC Elementary Education: Geography
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

1. 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

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.

Types of Regions: Formal, Functional & Vernacular

3. Types of Regions: Formal, Functional & Vernacular

There are many different ways to divide land up into regions. In this lesson, we'll look at the common types of regions in geography, including formal regions, functional regions, and vernacular regions.

Environmental Influences on Human Settlements & Activities

4. 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.

Cultural Influence on a Geographic Region: Vocabulary

5. Cultural Influence on a Geographic Region: Vocabulary

How does a culture spread? And how can we study the way that culture changes across physical space? In this lesson, we'll look at two approaches to cultural geography: the core-domain-sphere model and culture regions and realms.

How Geographical Features Impact Economic Activity

6. How Geographical Features Impact Economic Activity

In this lesson the reader will learn about how geographic features such as deserts oases, mountain passes, lakes and rivers were used to impact economies around the world.

Analyzing the Human Impact on Geography

7. Analyzing the Human Impact on Geography

In this lesson, you're going to learn how humans have impacted and continue to impact geography around the world via deforestation, desertification, and greenhouse gas emission.

Chapter Practice 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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