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Ch 10: MTTC Political Science: Geography & Politics

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As you study for the MTTC Political Science exam, include this chapter to improve your understanding of the different types of boundaries, cooperation among states, worldviews on the environment and future environmental concerns.

MTTC Political Science: Geography & Politics - Chapter Summary

In this chapter review the effects of geography on politics, ranging from cultural and political boundaries to international environmental concerns. Watch the lesson videos to follow along with our professional instructors as they explain:

  • Compact, prorupted and perforated state shapes
  • Physical and cultural boundaries
  • Boundaries of cultural and political influence for local governments
  • Political, military and economic cooperation among states
  • Environmental worldviews and future environmental concerns
  • Relationships between economics, natural capital and the environment

After you've completed these lesson videos, test your understanding of the information presented with the assessment quizzes. Use the results from these assessments to determine which topics you don't fully understand, then return to the lessons to reinforce your understanding of these topics with the provided links. Video tags allow you to skip over the material you already know, or for an alternative review of the lessons, read over the lesson transcripts.

MTTC Political Science: Geography & Politics - Chapter Objectives

The Michigan Test for Teachers Certification (MTTC) Political Science exam measures future high school social studies teachers' mastery over political science as part of the state certification process. This exam is made up of 100 multiple-choice questions. Thirty percent of these questions can be found in the interdisciplinary perspectives content domain, which includes questions about geographic factors that affect political boundaries and thought. Prepare for these questions by completing the lesson videos and quizzes in this chapter covering the relationship between geography and politics.

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: MTTC Political Science: Geography & Politics
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Shapes of States: Compact, Prorupted, Perforated & More

1. Shapes of States: Compact, Prorupted, Perforated & More

This lesson will seek to explain and identify the many shapes that states can be found in. In doing so, it will define the word state and the importance of sovereignty.

Types of Boundaries: Physical & Cultural

2. Types of Boundaries: Physical & Cultural

This lesson will seek to explain physical, political, and cultural boundaries. In doing so, it will identify differences in socio-economics, language, and religion as foundations for boundaries.

Local Government Boundaries: Cultural & Political Influence

3. Local Government Boundaries: Cultural & Political Influence

This lesson will explain the characteristics of local governments. In doing so, it will define the terms delimitation, redistricting, constituency, and gerrymandering as well as the role these terms play in local governance.

Cooperation Among States: Political, Military & Economic Alliances

4. Cooperation Among States: Political, Military & Economic Alliances

This lesson will seek to explain the political cooperation among states. In doing so, it will define the terms 'treaty' and 'state,' as well as explore military and economic alliances.

Environmental Worldviews: Western & Deep Ecology

5. Environmental Worldviews: Western & Deep Ecology

Environmental worldviews are the commonly shared beliefs that give groups of people a sense how humans should interact with the environment. Learn about two contrasting environmental worldviews: western and deep ecology.

Economics, Natural Capital & the Environment

6. Economics, Natural Capital & the Environment

Natural capital is the resources and services derived from nature that are of value to people. Learn why protecting natural capital is important for sustainable growth and economic development.

Future Environmental Concerns: Population, Food Supply, Energy & Pollution

7. Future Environmental Concerns: Population, Food Supply, Energy & Pollution

There are many issues that raise future environmental concerns. Learn how the environment may be impacted by the growing population and food and energy needs of the world, as well as growing pollution concerns as we move through the 21st century.

Chapter Practice Exam
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