Ch 48: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Land Resources

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Get a review of fundamental characteristics and uses of different land resources. Engaging video lessons explore a range of potential MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) question content.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Land Resources - Chapter Summary

The fun videos across this chapter will bring you up to speed on material dealing with major landforms, land use and more so that you can correctly answer associated items when you're taking your MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) test. You should have a good grasp on the following topics by the time you're done with the chapter:

  • Key characteristics of deserts and tropical rainforests, coral reefs and savannas
  • What temperate grasslands, tundras, coastlines and taigas are like
  • How federally owned and publicly owned land can be used
  • Examples of sustainable forest management
  • The definitions for conservation easements and wilderness
  • Responsibilities of the National Park Service

Conveniently, you may review this chapter's videos from various devices anywhere that you can get online. To double-check your familiarity, you can take each lesson's practice quiz before moving forward.

MTTC: Social Studies (Secondary): Land Resources Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) test evaluates if an examinee has the required knowledge and expertise for a social studies teaching certificate in Michigan. A major component of the geography subarea is dedicated to physical systems subject matter, including key features of different landforms. Overall, the geography subarea's questions account for nearly 20% of your score.

8 Lessons in Chapter 48: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Land Resources
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Biomes: Desert, Tropical Rainforest, Savanna, Coral Reefs & More

1. Biomes: Desert, Tropical Rainforest, Savanna, Coral Reefs & More

Take a trip around the world and learn all about different biomes. Why can you only find certain plants and animals in specific places? What are the most fertile climates on Earth? Watch on to answer these and other questions.

Biomes: Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Grassland, and Coastlines

2. Biomes: Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Grassland, and Coastlines

Take a trip with us in this lesson, starting in the Pacific Ocean, traveling across California through the Central Valley and up to the peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains. We'll learn how oceans, elevation, and people can determine which types of biomes are found in different areas and check out the Earth's most massive and oldest organisms.

Land Ownership & Use in the US: Private vs. Federal

3. Land Ownership & Use in the US: Private vs. Federal

Land in the United States can be owned by the federal government or by private citizens. Learn more about federally-owned land and privately-owned land and how each type of land is used.

What Is Sustainable Forest Management? - Definition and Examples

4. What Is Sustainable Forest Management? - Definition and Examples

Sustainable forest management ensures that forest resources are preserved to meet the needs of future generations. Learn about sustainable forest management and see examples of how it is put into practice.

Protecting Private Rangelands: Conservation Easements

5. Protecting Private Rangelands: Conservation Easements

Rangelands have many uses, such as acting as grazing land for livestock and recreational land for communities. Private rangeland owners can voluntarily enter into a legally binding conservation easement to limit the development of their land and preserve it for future generations.

National Parks in the US: Governing Agencies and Areas of Concern

6. National Parks in the US: Governing Agencies and Areas of Concern

The U.S. national parks are governed by the National Park Service, which is an agency within the Department of the Interior. Learn about the national parks of America and the current issues they face.

What Is Wilderness? - Definition, Problems & Preservation

7. What Is Wilderness? - Definition, Problems & Preservation

The wilderness is the last untamed land found on earth. It remains undeveloped by man and serves as a refuge for wildlife. Learn about the wilderness, the law enacted to preserve it and the problems that wilderness areas face.

Managing Federal Public Lands: Wise-Use vs. Environmental Movements

8. Managing Federal Public Lands: Wise-Use vs. Environmental Movements

Federal public lands are owned and administrated by the nation's government. Learn about the Environmental and Wise Use Movements and how their views differ on the management of federal public lands.

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