Ch 77: NMTA Social Science: Human Settlement Patterns

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Use this chapter's information for a thorough review of human settlement patterns and related factors. The material in the lesson transcripts and videos covers questions from one of the NMTA Social Science exam's content domains.

NMTA Social Science: Human Settlement Patterns - Chapter Summary

Double-check your familiarity with a number of topics in the chapter dealing with suburbs in the U.S. such as the peripheral model and suburban sprawl. Aside from the focus on suburban life, the lessons in the chapter also bring to light these other human settlement issues for your NMTA Social Science prep:

  • The creation of villages and cities
  • Various classifications for human settlements
  • City land use factors
  • Distribution of people in rural settlements
  • Characteristics of U.S. inner cities and major challenges

The chapter's short videos give you a fun way to brush up on the major material in this chapter. You can easily go through them with the video tags to pick out any certain parts you want to especially target during your prep.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: Human Settlement Patterns Chapter

The NMTA Social Science test is used to assess your content knowledge for the purpose of teacher licensure in New Mexico. The exam is taken on a computer and it has 150 total questions that are all multiple-choice. Use this chapter's numerous practice quizzes to see questions resembling those that may be part of the exam's geography and culture content domain. This is the third content domain of the exam and it accounts for around 19% of your overall test score.

8 Lessons in Chapter 77: NMTA Social Science: Human Settlement Patterns
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Villages to Cities: How Cities Were Invented

1. Villages to Cities: How Cities Were Invented

In this video lesson, you'll meet Uruk, a lone farmer living in ancient Mesopotamia. As Uruk tries to become a successful farmer, he realizes the difficulties in sustaining a fruitful farm without the help of a community. Watch to understand how these difficulties contributed to the creation of villages and cities throughout history.

Human Settlements: Definition & Functions

2. Human Settlements: Definition & Functions

People don't live in a vacuum. We live with other people. Watch this lesson to find out about human settlements, including the two major types, and some of the functions and benefits of living with others, instead of on your own.

Distribution of People in Rural Settlements

3. Distribution of People in Rural Settlements

People live in many different environments, from big cities to isolation in the country. Watch this lesson to find out more about rural settlements, including the difference in urban and rural settlements and the pros and cons of rural settlements.

Types of Human Settlements: Definitions & Comparisons

4. Types of Human Settlements: Definitions & Comparisons

Most people don't live completely alone. They live in cities, towns, and rural areas near others. In this lesson, we'll examine types of human settlements, including common settlement designations and some of the challenges in categorizing settlements.

City Land Use: Economy, Social Factors & Government

5. City Land Use: Economy, Social Factors & Government

Land is at a premium in urban areas, and choices have to be made about how to use different parcels of city land. In this lesson, we'll look at different factors that affect city land use, including government, physical, social, and economic factors.

Suburbs in the U.S.: Characteristics & Common Issues

6. Suburbs in the U.S.: Characteristics & Common Issues

Many people want to live near a city but prefer the quiet and space offered outside the city. In this lesson, we'll explore suburbs in the United States, including the peripheral model, and trends, characteristics, and common issues of suburbs.

The Rise of Urban Societies & Current Patterns of Urbanization

7. The Rise of Urban Societies & Current Patterns of Urbanization

People live in many different places: cities, suburbs, and the country. In this lesson, we'll look at historical and modern trends having to do with cities, including how the Industrial Revolution and urban renewal programs impacted urban populations.

U.S. Inner Cities: Characteristics & Challenges

8. U.S. Inner Cities: Characteristics & Challenges

When people use the phrase 'inner city,' what do they mean? What is the inner city? Watch this lesson to find out the formal and euphamistic definitions of inner city, including characteristics of and some issues facing inner city neighborhoods.

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