Ch 42: NES: Tools Used by Geographers

About This Chapter

In your preparations for the NES: Middle Grades Social Science exam, this chapter will discuss the use of maps, GPS, GIS and geographic coordinates in the study of geography as well as some of the major geographic regions of the world map.

NES: Tools Used by Geographers - Chapter Summary

In this chapter you will have the opportunity to review how geographers use maps, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to study geography. This series of short, engaging lesson videos is taught by our expert instructors who will explain:

  • The geographic coordinate system
  • How geographers describe the locations of places with maps, GPS and GIS
  • Major geographical regions of the world
  • Using map scales and the concept of map projections

So you don't have to limit your studies to your time at a computer, you can watch these lessons on your mobile device. If you feel you would benefit from an alternative review of the material, try reading the lesson transcripts. These are written lesson overviews that you can use to reinforce your understanding of the lessons and study the key vocabulary of the chapter. If you find a subject that confuses you, be sure to ask our instructors for assistance by sending them any questions you may have through the teacher tabs.

NES: Tools Used by Geographers Objectives

The National Evaluation Series (NES): Middle Grades Social Science exam is used by some states to determine if aspiring middle school social science teachers know what they need to teach future students. To achieve its objective, this computer-based certification exam asks 150 multiple-choice questions in a three-hour testing session. Around 19% of the exam is about geography and culture. This chapter will help you better understand the way geographers study geography by explaining some of the tools they use.

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