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Ch 57: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Cultural Geography

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Use these lessons to refresh your knowledge of the connections between culture and geography as you prepare for the OAE Integrated Social Studies exam. The engaging videos and quizzes can get you ready for exam day.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Cultural Geography - Chapter Summary

Let the videos in this chapter aid in your review of culture regions, cultural ecology, cultural diffusion and directed cultural change. These lessons and quizzes can help you prepare for OAE Integrated Social Studies exam questions on the following topics:

  • Spatial association of culture regions
  • How culture influences a geographic region
  • Environmental determinism
  • Cultural diffusion
  • History of directed cultural change

These lessons average about 5 minutes in length, and you can watch them as your schedule permits, on a computer, smartphone and tablet. Transcripts that accompany each lesson often contain links to text lessons that provide additional information.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Cultural Geography Chapter Objectives

Ohio teachers who want to be certified to teach grade 7-12 social studies must pass the OAE Integrated Social Studies exam. There are five domains, or subject areas, in this exam, and questions on the information from this chapter are in the domain on geography and culture, which accounts for 19% of the exam's total score.

All questions on the exam are multiple choice, and the OAE is a computer-based test. You can take the short self-assessment quizzes that follow each of our lessons and get a feel for what taking this type of test is like. Our quizzes also show you where you stand in your review and let you know what needs more study.

5 Lessons in Chapter 57: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Cultural Geography
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Spatial Association of Culture Regions: Definition, Distinctions & Influences

1. 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.

Cultural Influence on a Geographic Region: Vocabulary

2. Cultural Influence on a Geographic Region: Vocabulary

How does a culture spread? And how can we study the way that culture changes across physical space? In this lesson, we'll look at two approaches to cultural geography: the core-domain-sphere model and culture regions and realms.

Environmental Determinism and Cultural Ecology: Definitions, Relation & Adaptation

3. Environmental Determinism and Cultural Ecology: Definitions, Relation & Adaptation

How do cultures develop? How does the environment influence culture? In this lesson, we'll examine some of the historical and contemporary approaches to those questions, including environmental determinism and cultural ecology.

Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

4. Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

In this lesson, we'll use the examples of viral videos, hip hop, and yoga to explore how culture is diffused and expanded. We'll also look at how the Internet impacts our understanding of popular culture.

What is Directed Cultural Change? - Definition and History

5. What is Directed Cultural Change? - Definition and History

This lesson discusses the impact of aiming to change the ways of another human culture. We'll look at the historical background of this topic, as well as how anthropologists tend to view directed cultural change today.

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