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Ch 57: Ohio Graduation Test: Geography Basics

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Reinforce your knowledge of geography basics before you take the Ohio Graduation Test in pursuit of your high school diploma. Within this chapter are several video lessons on the subject that can help prepare you for related questions on the test.

Ohio Graduation Test: Geography Basics - Chapter Summary

Master geography so you can provide accurate answers to Ohio Graduation Test questions. With the help of its online video lessons, this chapter will teach you all about topics such as forced and labor migrations, and formal and functional regions. You can study the differences between renewable and non-renewable resources, and explore the significance of space and place. This chapter might help you with:

  • Defining geography and economic geology
  • Recognizing and understanding the characteristics of world regions
  • Exploring the implications of culture, politics and economics on various regions
  • Identifying the major geographical regions and outlining the similarities between some of them
  • Listing the tools of geology such as GPS
  • Evaluating spatial processes and the implications of humans on geography
  • Understanding various forms of migration as well as migration patterns since 1500

Teacher-delivered and self-paced, the lessons are designed for your convenience. Discover the usefulness of navigational video tags, the full-screen feature and the volume controls. Of course, you can start and stop the videos with one click if you want to take notes or take a brief break from studying. Use the multiple-choice quizzes to help you gauge your progress and level of knowledge.

Ohio Graduation Test: Geography Basics Chapter Objectives

Passing the Ohio Graduation Test is a necessary step for receiving a high school diploma in Ohio. Geography is one of the seven academic areas on the Social Studies content category of the assessment. On this section alone, there are 32 multiple-choice items, four short-answer questions and two extended-response items. In part, you'll be tested on your ability to understand maps and identify various regions of the world.

12 Lessons in Chapter 57: Ohio Graduation Test: Geography Basics
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What is Geography? - Definition, Facts & Types

1. What is Geography? - Definition, Facts & Types

This lesson will define and explore the study of geography. In doing this, it will also explain the two main branches of geography, which are physical and cultural geography.

Types of Regions: Formal, Functional & Vernacular

2. Types of Regions: Formal, Functional & Vernacular

There are many different ways to divide land up into regions. In this lesson, we'll look at the common types of regions in geography, including formal regions, functional regions, and vernacular regions.

Regional Characteristics: Shifts & Analysis

3. Regional Characteristics: Shifts & Analysis

Regions are some of the most important units used by geographers, but they can often change. Let's take a look at how we define regions and see how we can identify the changes that occur within them.

Cultural Influence on a Geographic Region: Vocabulary

4. 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.

Geographical Similarities: Scale, Space & Place

5. Geographical Similarities: Scale, Space & Place

You've probably heard, and even used, the words 'space' and 'place.' But do you know what they mean in the field of cultural geography? In this lesson, we'll look at how geographers define areas, including space, place, and scale.

What is Economic Geology?

6. What is Economic Geology?

Explore the field of geology that provides us with the raw earth materials we need. In this lesson, we'll learn the scope of economic geology and introduce some topics that will be covered in greater detail in the rest of the chapter.

Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

7. Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

How can we study the earth and the features in it? Watch this lesson to find out more about common tools used in geography, including maps, global positioning systems, and geographic information systems, and their differences.

The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions

8. The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions

The world is a big place, but how well do you know it? In this lesson, we're going to look at a basic overview of major world regions and see how they collectively create the world map.

Analyzing the Human Impact on Geography

9. Analyzing the Human Impact on Geography

In this lesson, you're going to learn how humans have impacted and continue to impact geography around the world via deforestation, desertification, and greenhouse gas emission.

Analyzing Spatial Processes in Human Systems

10. Analyzing Spatial Processes in Human Systems

Humans can be found all around the world, but how did that happen. and does this mean all communities use space in the same way? Let's examine these questions, and see how human systems influenced the world we see today.

The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

11. The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

This lesson will explain human migration patterns since the 1500s. In doing so, it will highlight the forced migration, as well as the eras of colonization and persecution, industrialization, and 20th century migration.

Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

12. Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

This lesson will seek to explain modern migration. In doing so, it will highlight labor migration, urbanization, and forced migration. It will also highlight the term diaspora.

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