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Ch 41: NYSTCE Social Studies: Settlement Patterns

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Examine this chapter to learn more about different human settlement patterns and how they are impacted by geographical features. These lessons will help you prepare for some of the history questions for the NYSTCE Social Studies exam.

NYSTCE Social Studies: Settlement Patterns - Chapter Summary

This chapter will teach you the information necessary to answer questions on the NYSTCE Social Studies exam about the relationship between geography and human settlements. These lessons will address the functions of human settlements and review the following:

  • Comparisons of types of settlements
  • How the environment influences where humans settle
  • Factors of human migration
  • Spatial association and its impact on culture

All of these lessons are available to you both as brief videos and full transcripts so that you may progress through the chapter at a reasonable pace. Should you have any questions about the lessons' content, you may submit them to our specialists who will provide assistance as they are able. Once you've completed all of the lessons, you may test how well you understand and remember what you've reviewed by taking the cumulative chapter exam.

5 Lessons in Chapter 41: NYSTCE Social Studies: Settlement Patterns
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Human Settlements: Definition & Functions

1. 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.

Types of Human Settlements: Definitions & Comparisons

2. 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.

Environmental Influences on Human Settlements & Activities

3. Environmental Influences on Human Settlements & Activities

After watching this video, you will be able to explain the environmental reasons why humans settled where they did, both historically and more recently. A short quiz will follow.

The Push & Pull Factors of Human Migration

4. The Push & Pull Factors of Human Migration

Why do people move out of their country? After watching this video, you will be able to explain what human migration is and give examples of push and pull factors that can be involved.

Spatial Association of Culture Regions: Definition, Distinctions & Influences

5. Spatial Association of Culture Regions: Definition, Distinctions & Influences

Have you ever noticed that people who live near water eat a lot of fish? Or that rainforests are in areas that have a lot of rain and high temperatures? In this lesson, we'll look at spacial associations in geography, as well as how they relate to culture.

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