Ch 42: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Introduction to Geography

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Watch the short and engaging video lessons in this chapter to get a comprehensive introduction to geography. Refresh your knowledge of the subject as you study for the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) assessment.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Introduction to Geography - Chapter Summary

The Introduction to Geography chapter can serve as a quality study resource as you prepare for the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) assessment. Reviewing the lessons can ensure you're able to:

  • Understand habitats, ecosystems and ecological niches
  • Define interdependence and assimilation
  • Share an explanation of cultural diffusion
  • Identify the five themes of geography
  • Describe contemporary approaches to geography
  • Explain how to develop a special perspective in geography
  • Analyze the spatial organization of places, people and environments

You can watch the videos you need and skip those you don't to tailor the lessons to your studying needs. Take a short practice quiz after each video lesson to verify your understanding of the material.

8 Lessons in Chapter 42: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Introduction to Geography
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Ecosystems, Habitats and Ecological Niches

1. Ecosystems, Habitats and Ecological Niches

Check out this video lesson to understand the many complex aspects of an ecosystem. See how animals live in habitats and survive amongst their surroundings.

Geographic Terms: Interdependence, Assimilation & Demographic Cycle

2. Geographic Terms: Interdependence, Assimilation & Demographic Cycle

There is a lot more to studying geography than simply memorizing the names of rivers and mountains. In this lesson, we'll look at terms to help us study the relationship between the physical Earth and the people who live here.

Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

3. Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

In this lesson, we'll use the examples of viral videos, hip hop, and yoga to explore how culture is diffused and expanded. We'll also look at how the Internet impacts our understanding of popular culture.

What Are The Five Themes of Geography?

4. What Are The Five Themes of Geography?

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what geography is and describe the five key themes that make up geography. A short quiz will follow.

Contemporary Approaches in Geography: Area, Spatial, Locational & Geographic Systems Analysis

5. Contemporary Approaches in Geography: Area, Spatial, Locational & Geographic Systems Analysis

If geographers study people and places, exactly how do they look at the information they find? In this lesson, we'll examine contemporary approaches to studying geography, including spatial, area, locational, and systems analysis.

Developing a Spatial Perspective in Geography

6. Developing a Spatial Perspective in Geography

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how and why a spatial perspective is important in geography and describe some of the tools and techniques used to develop such a spatial perspective. A short quiz will follow.

Analyzing Spatial Organization of People, Places & Environments on Earth's Surfaces

7. Analyzing Spatial Organization of People, Places & Environments on Earth's Surfaces

After watching this video, you will be able to explain why studying spatial organization is important and describe aspects of the spatial organization of people, places, and the environments on the Earth. A short quiz will follow.

Atlases & Almanacs as Sources of Geographic Information

8. Atlases & Almanacs as Sources of Geographic Information

Just like any other profession, geographers have specialized tools to help them. While they also rely on technologies like satellite imagery and advanced surveying tools, many geographers also use almanacs and atlases in their daily work.

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