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Overview & Effects of Human Migration - Chapter Summary
Strengthening your knowledge of human migration is simple by exploring the engaging lessons in this self-paced chapter. Gain greater insight into topics that include world population trends and patterns throughout history, push and pull factors of human migration and functions of human settlements. Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to:
- List and discuss environmental influences on human settlements and activities
- Exhibit knowledge of changes in demographic rates and population distribution
- Share facts about the migrations of humans since 1500
- Identify and discuss forms of economic distribution and exchange within society
- Define and share examples of social institutions
- Explain reasons for cooperation and conflict between locations and cultures
Every lesson in this chapter is available as a short video or full transcript. Review the lessons in any format that suits your study needs, and take accompanying quizzes to check your comprehension of key concepts. If questions arise during your study process, don't hesitate to submit them to our experts via the Dashboard. Before the day of your exam, be sure to gauge your overall understanding of this chapter by taking the practice exam.
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.
2. 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.
3. World Population Trends & Patterns Throughout History
The world's population is now growing at a faster rate than many people ever thought possible. But is such rapid growth anything new? Can anything slow it? This lesson looks at history for the answers.
4. Changes in Demographic Rates & Population Distribution
As populations change in size, shape, composition, and distribution, the world faces new challenges. Explore how we use demographics to identify and prepare for major changes, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Forms of Economic Distribution & Exchange within Society
This lesson will seek to explain the different forms of economic distribution found across the globe. It will highlight generalized and balanced reciprocity as well as redistribution and market exchange.
8. Social Institutions: Definition & Examples
Explore the inner workings of how societies establish subsystems that facilitate their survival. Learn about how each of these institutions contributes to the overall functioning of a society.
9. Reasons for Conflict & Cooperation Between Locations & Cultures
Sometimes you fight with your siblings, and sometimes you get along with them. Similarly, countries can choose to engage in conflict or cooperation over a range of political and economic issues, from fighting over resources to sharing military support.
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