Ch 50: MTTC History: Geography Tools

About This Chapter

Use our lessons to review basic geography tools as you prepare for the MTTC History exam. These lessons break down essential geography tools and concepts into short and concise lessons.

MTTC History: Geography Tools - Chapter Summary

Let our instructors show you how to use maps, GPS and GIS tools, geographic coordinate scales and more as part of your preparations for the MTTC History exam. You'll quickly get up to speed on topics that you might be asked about on the exam, including:

  • Latitude, longitude and elevation
  • Uses for GPS and GIS tools and maps
  • Overview of the world map and geographical regions
  • Map scales and projections
  • How atlases and almanacs are used as geographic information sources

These videos each take about 5-6 minutes to watch and are a fun and flexible way to review critical geography tools you'll need to know for the exam. If time is short, or you're too busy to sit in front of a computer, you can still squeeze in a little studying by watching these videos on your smartphone or tablet from any location.

Objectives of the MTTC History: Geography Tools Chapter

The MTTC History exam was designed to assess your understanding of history as part of the teacher licensing process in Michigan. It is a multiple-choice exam with questions covering four subareas: U.S. history, interdisciplinary perspectives, world history. and historical concepts and skills. The interdisciplinary perspectives subarea, which encompasses roughly 24% of the exam, is where the questions on geography tools are located. To prepare for the format of the exam's questions, take our self-assessment quizzes after watching the lessons in this chapter.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter 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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