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Natural Resources Around the World - Chapter Summary
You'll find video lessons on subjects related to natural resources around the world in this engaging chapter. Study the impact of resources on the movement of people and capital in countries such as Canada and the U.S. and in regions such as Central and South America. After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:
- List the different types of natural resources
- Outline the impact of resources on the movement of capital, people and products in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa and the Middle East
- Discuss the impact of resources on the movement of people, products and capital in South, East and Central Asia
- Detail how resources impact the movement of capital, people and products in Russia, Australia and the Pacific Islands
Enjoy the opportunity to examine these videos online at your convenience. Test yourself using the lesson quizzes and chapter test to make sure that you've understood what you've learned. Each video can be quickly navigated using the video tabs feature if you need to go back and watch one section again.
1. What Are Natural Resources? - Definition & Types
Natural resources are materials provided by the Earth that humans can use to make more complex (human-made) products. In this lesson, you will learn some examples of natural resources and how to classify them.
2. Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in the U.S.
After watching this video, you will be able to explain how the natural resources of the United States affected the movement of products, capital, and people throughout history. A short quiz will follow.
3. Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in Canada
In this lesson, we explore the impact of natural resources on the demography, geography, economy, and migration patterns in our neighbor to the north, Canada.
4. How Resources Drive Movement in the Caribbean, Central & South America
This lesson explores the theme of geographical movement. It discusses the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. It highlights tourism, the Banana Republics, and the industrialization of South America.
5. Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in Europe
After watching this video, you will be able to describe the natural resources of Europe (past and present) and how they impacted the movement of products, capital, and people. A short quiz will follow.
6. Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in Africa & the Middle East
The Middle East and Africa have some of the areas with the greatest population densities in the world, as well as some of the lowest. This lesson helps explain such patterns in the Middle East and Africa.
7. Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in South Asia
After watching this video, you will be able to describe the natural resources of the countries of South Asia and how they lead to the movement of products, capital, and people. A short quiz will follow.
8. Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in East Asia
After watching this video, you will be able to describe the natural resources of East Asia and how they cause people, products, and capital to move. A short quiz will follow.
9. Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in Russia & Central Asia
After viewing this lesson, you should be able to describe the natural resources of the countries of Central Asia and how they lead to the movements of products, capital, and people. A short quiz will follow.
10. Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in Australia & the Pacific Islands
After watching this video, you will be able to describe the resources of Australia, New Zealand, and the other Pacific Islands, and how those resources affect the movement of products, money, and people in this part of the world. A short quiz will follow.
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