Ch 52: MTTC History: Human Settlement Patterns

About This Chapter

Simplify your preparation for the MTTC History exam with these short and engaging video lessons on human settlement patterns. Each lesson offers an in-depth look at the different types of settlements and societies that you'll be asked about on the exam.

MTTC History: Human Settlement Patterns - Chapter Summary

Use these lessons to refresh your knowledge on the human settlement patterns topics you studied in college. Each lesson breaks out an essential topic you'll need to know for the MTTC History exam, such as:

  • Environmental influence on human settlements and geography
  • Types and functions of human settlements
  • Downtown and central business districts in the U.S. and abroad
  • Inner cities and suburbs in the U.S.
  • City land use and the factors that impact it
  • Urban societies and structures
  • U.S. and international urban structure models
  • Ways that people are distributed in rural areas

Our quick video lessons are mobile friendly, so you can take your review with you, studying when you have time from any location. Lessons take larger topics, like the structure of cities, and break them down into smaller, easily digestible chunks that make retaining info for the exam easy and fun. You can also re-watch lessons as often as you want, or use video tags to review just the main points of each video.

Objectives of the MTTC History: Human Settlement Patterns Chapter

To become a teacher in Michigan, you'll need to take the MTTC History exam as a required part of the licensing process. This exam is in a multiple-choice format and is designed to assess your comprehension of history, geography, economics and political science. Questions about human settlement patterns are found in the interdisciplinary perspectives subarea, which represents nearly one quarter of the exam. The self-assessment quizzes that come with each of our lessons can help you get familiar with the format of the exam's questions.

11 Lessons in Chapter 52: MTTC History: Human Settlement Patterns
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Environmental Influences on Human Settlements & Activities

1. 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.

Human Settlements: Definition & Functions

2. Human Settlements: Definition & Functions

People don't live in a vacuum. We live with other people. Watch this lesson to find out about human settlements, including the two major types, and some of the functions and benefits of living with others, instead of on your own.

Types of Human Settlements: Definitions & Comparisons

3. Types of Human Settlements: Definitions & Comparisons

Most people don't live completely alone. They live in cities, towns, and rural areas near others. In this lesson, we'll examine types of human settlements, including common settlement designations and some of the challenges in categorizing settlements.

Downtown, the Central Business District: Land Use Issues in the U.S. & Abroad

4. Downtown, the Central Business District: Land Use Issues in the U.S. & Abroad

When people picture a city skyline, they are often picturing the downtown area. In this lesson, we'll explore downtown areas, including their relationship to the central business district of a city and characteristics of them.

U.S. Inner Cities: Characteristics & Challenges

5. U.S. Inner Cities: Characteristics & Challenges

When people use the phrase 'inner city,' what do they mean? What is the inner city? Watch this lesson to find out the formal and euphamistic definitions of inner city, including characteristics of and some issues facing inner city neighborhoods.

Suburbs in the U.S.: Characteristics & Common Issues

6. Suburbs in the U.S.: Characteristics & Common Issues

Many people want to live near a city but prefer the quiet and space offered outside the city. In this lesson, we'll explore suburbs in the United States, including the peripheral model, and trends, characteristics, and common issues of suburbs.

City Land Use: Economy, Social Factors & Government

7. City Land Use: Economy, Social Factors & Government

Land is at a premium in urban areas, and choices have to be made about how to use different parcels of city land. In this lesson, we'll look at different factors that affect city land use, including government, physical, social, and economic factors.

The Rise of Urban Societies & Current Patterns of Urbanization

8. The Rise of Urban Societies & Current Patterns of Urbanization

People live in many different places: cities, suburbs, and the country. In this lesson, we'll look at historical and modern trends having to do with cities, including how the Industrial Revolution and urban renewal programs impacted urban populations.

U.S. Urban Structures: Concentric Zone, Sector & Multiple Nuclei Models

9. U.S. Urban Structures: Concentric Zone, Sector & Multiple Nuclei Models

How are cities organized? This is a central question that has been explored for almost a century. In this lesson, we'll look at three of the common models to explain urban structures in America: the Burgess model, the sector model, and the multiple nuclei model.

Urban Structure Models: United States vs. Abroad

10. Urban Structure Models: United States vs. Abroad

Much of the world's population lives in cities. But are they the same all over the world? In this lesson, we'll take a look at urban areas, including how different countries define an urban area and demographic differences in cities around the world.

Distribution of People in Rural Settlements

11. Distribution of People in Rural Settlements

People live in many different environments, from big cities to isolation in the country. Watch this lesson to find out more about rural settlements, including the difference in urban and rural settlements and the pros and cons of rural settlements.

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