Ch 34: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Settlement Patterns

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Watch these lesson videos to prepare for exam questions on the OAE Middle Grade Social Studies exam regarding patterns of human migration and settlement, the factors that affect human settlement and spatial-geographical associations of regions of cultures.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Settlement Patterns - Chapter Summary

This chapter has been put together to help you refresh your knowledge of the patterns of human migration and settlement. In it, our professional instructors will help you review this information, as well as the factors that affect human settlements, the different types of settlements and spatial associational of culture regions. Use these lessons to prepare for exam questions on the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Middle Grades Social Studies exam about:

  • Types and functions of human settlements
  • Challenges of categorizing settlements
  • Environmental factors that influence patterns of human settlement
  • Human migration and the factors that have affected it
  • Geographical characteristics of an area and the effects they have on the cultures of the region

In addition to watching these lesson videos, improve your retention of the material presented in them by reading the lesson transcripts. After completing each lesson, test your understanding of the material presented in it by taking its lesson quiz. If you come across a topic that confuse you, be sure to ask our instructors for assistance with the teacher tabs in the lessons.

5 Lessons in Chapter 34: OAE Middle Grades 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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