Ch 29: Overview of the Economy & Geography

About This Chapter

Let us help you understand geography and the economy with this informative chapter. Our video lessons are short but thorough and can be used to supplement what you're reading in your textbook, help you finish your homework or study for an upcoming exam.

Overview of the Economy & Geography - Chapter Summary

In this informative chapter, our instructors outline key aspects of the economy and geography. These lessons cover topics including economic activity during the pre-industrial, industrial and post-industrial eras and exchange and contact between societies. After reviewing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Discuss the advantages of the global economy
  • Detail the factors that affect economic development
  • Explain the distribution patterns of economic activities
  • Identify the forms of economic distribution and exchange in society

Review these lessons on your mobile phone, tablet or computer 24 hours a day to study at your convenience. Before or after working through these lessons, take the short quiz that follows to ensure that you've understood the topics and to see if you're ready for an upcoming exam. If you need to go back and review a portion of a video lesson over again, use the video tabs feature in the Timeline.

6 Lessons in Chapter 29: Overview of the Economy & Geography
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Economic Activity: Pre-Industrial, Industrial & Post-Industrial

1. Economic Activity: Pre-Industrial, Industrial & Post-Industrial

This lesson will explore the eras of pre-industrialism, industrialism, and post-industrialism. In doing so, it will highlight subsistence-level living, cottage industries, and the service industry.

The Global Economy: Advantages, Expansion & Impact

2. The Global Economy: Advantages, Expansion & Impact

This lesson will explain the concept of economic globalization. We will look at both its positive and negative effects while also highlighting the terms 'import,' 'export,' and 'capital flight.'

Factors that Affect Economic Development: Population, Conflict, Geography & the Environment

3. Factors that Affect Economic Development: Population, Conflict, Geography & the Environment

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what economic development is and describe some of the factors that affect economic development and how they do so. A short quiz will follow.

Distribution Patterns of Economic Activities

4. Distribution Patterns of Economic Activities

After watching this video, you should be able to describe what determines the distribution of economic activities, both historically and currently. A short quiz will follow.

Forms of Economic Distribution & Exchange within Society

5. 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.

The Effects of Contact & Exchange Between Societies

6. The Effects of Contact & Exchange Between Societies

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what societies are, and describe the effects, both positive and negative, of contact and exchange between those societies. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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