Ch 75: NMTA Social Science: Geography of Land Resources

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Check out this chapter's video lessons on the geography of land resources. They cover topics like sustainable forest management, vegetation regions and land ownership to help you get ready to sit for the NMTA Social Science test.

NMTA Social Science: Geography of Land Resources - Chapter Summary

Refresh -- and maybe even improve -- your knowledge of land resources by studying this chapter. To prepare for the NMTA Social Science test, let our instructors take you on a tour of vegetation regions and break down issues like deforestation. You shouldn't have any trouble with the following tasks once you've finished the lessons:

  • Describing the major vegetation regions
  • Listing uses of federally- and privately-owned lands
  • Defining sustainable forest management
  • Explaining the causes and effects of deforestation
  • Recognizing what causes rangeland degradation
  • Identifying challenges faced by the National Park Service

There's a lot to review when preparing for an exam like the NMTA Social Science test, but our fun video lessons make learning easy and adaptable to your needs. You can watch the engaging videos, read lesson transcripts and take quizzes wherever you have access to a mobile device.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: Geography of Land Resources Chapter

If you plan to obtain a license to teach social science in New Mexico's public school system, you'll need to pass the NMTA Social Science test. The concepts explained in the video lessons correlate with the kinds of questions that appear in the geography and culture portion of the test, which makes up around 19% of your score. This category -- one of five content domains -- also evaluates your understanding of physical geographical features, human systems and geographic research methods.

Taking our lesson quizzes will not only give you an idea of how well you grasp land resource topics but also provide you with the opportunity to answer questions like those found on the test. This chapter's quizzes and the NMTA test both use a multiple-choice format.

6 Lessons in Chapter 75: NMTA Social Science: Geography of Land Resources
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Vegetation Regions: Distinctions, Wildlife & Weather Patterns

1. Vegetation Regions: Distinctions, Wildlife & Weather Patterns

Have you ever noticed how different places have different types of plants and weather? In this lesson, you'll learn about the five major vegetation regions in the world and what makes each of them unique.

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

2. 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

3. 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.

Deforestation: Definition, Causes & Consequences

4. Deforestation: Definition, Causes & Consequences

Deforestation is the clearing of trees without the intent of replacing them or reestablishing a stand of trees. Learn reasons for deforestation and discover the consequences of this process in all forests, including tropical forests.

Rangelands: Uses and Degradation

5. Rangelands: Uses and Degradation

Rangeland covers much of the land area of the world. The lack of rainfall in these areas makes it useful land for grazing livestock and provides environmental benefits. Learn about the uses of rangeland and the potential for rangeland degradation.

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.

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