Ch 42: NMTA: Tools Used by Geographers

About This Chapter

Watch fun video lessons to prepare for the NES Middle Grades Social Science assessment, which has replaced the NMTA assessment. Strengthen your knowledge of the tools used by geographers, then test that knowledge by taking short lesson quizzes.

NMTA: Tools Used by Geographers - Chapter Summary

As you get ready to take the NES Middle Grades Social Science assessment, it's good to feel confident that you know what to expect on the exam. This chapter offers lessons that closely examine the resources geographers rely on and ensures you're prepared to address the following on the test:

  • Defining the geographic coordinate system
  • Examining tools geographers work with, such as maps, GPS and GIS
  • Analyzing the world map and identifying major geographical regions of the world
  • Describing the concepts of map projection and map scale

The videos make sure you're prepared to answer related questions on the assessment by offering a detailed overview of the tools common to geography. Lessons are presented in an entertaining visual format that makes the learning process fun.

NMTA: Tools Used by Geographers Chapter Objectives

The NES Middle Grades Social Science assessment is designed to gauge your readiness to teach the subject in the classroom and secure teacher licensure in New Mexico. The topics covered in the NMTA: Tools Used by Geographers chapter are located in the geography and culture portion of the exam, which constitutes approximately 19% of the total test. You can watch the videos in this chapter to brush up on your knowledge of tools used by geographers then take lesson quizzes to gauge your readiness to take the exam. If you want to review specific topics in the lessons while you study, simply use the timelines available with each video.

The test is composed entirely of multiple-choice questions that are based on specific test competencies. You will be asked to demonstrate your understanding of these competencies by reading the questions and then choosing one of the four responses provided as the best answer.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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