Ch 58: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Human Geography

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The fun video lessons in this chapter can prepare you for human geography questions on the Praxis Middle School Social Studies assessment. Refresh your knowledge of the subject area, then test that knowledge with short lesson quizzes.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Human Geography - Chapter Summary

You can use this chapter to brush up on your knowledge of population density, economic inequality and more as you prepare for human geography questions on the Praxis Middle School Social Studies assessment. Take time to review the comprehensive lessons, which ensure you're ready for the following on the exam:

  • Discussing population density and factors that contribute to the size of a population
  • Defining population density and describing how populations cluster around the world
  • Examining sparsely populated regions and the effects of population size on resource consumption
  • Sharing details about economic inequality, carrying capacity, poverty, sustainability and population growth
  • Describing the population characteristics and life expectancy in highly-developed and still-developing countries
  • Explaining perceptions of culture, including ideal and real culture, ethnocentrism and cultural relativism

Streamline your studying process by reviewing short video lessons that average 10 minutes in length. You can also access video timelines that allow you to identify and skip to key topics within the lessons. Watch the lessons you need to review most, and visit others when time permits. Short quizzes can gauge your comprehension of lesson concepts and determine which you need to watch first. All of these resources make studying for the exam effective and efficient.

9 Lessons in Chapter 58: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Human Geography
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The Human Population: Factors that Affect Population Size

1. The Human Population: Factors that Affect Population Size

The human population is constantly changing. In this lesson, we will explore the factors that cause increases and decreases in the human population, including births, deaths, immigration, and emigration.

What Is Population Density? - Definition & Explanation

2. What Is Population Density? - Definition & Explanation

Environments are designed for a specific number of individuals. The number of individuals that occupy an area are very important in the study of biology. In this lesson, we will examine population density to determine its significance.

Population Density Around the World

3. Population Density Around the World

This lesson will explain the concept of population density. In doing this, it will discuss sparsely versus densely populated areas. It will also identify the primary and secondary population clusters of the world.

Sparsely Populated World Regions

4. Sparsely Populated World Regions

This lesson will explain the reasons for a sparse population distribution. In doing so, it will highlight the factors of relief, natural resources, climate, and political and economic stability. It will also give examples of sparsely populated areas.

Population Size: Impacts on Resource Consumption

5. Population Size: Impacts on Resource Consumption

What are the things you need to survive? Humans all need resources, and in this lesson, we will discuss how the growth of the human population is influencing the natural resources we rely on.

Economic Inequality: Differences in Developed and Developing Nations

6. Economic Inequality: Differences in Developed and Developing Nations

Not everyone has the same house, the same car, or makes the same amount of money. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of economic inequality and investigate what characteristics make a nation developed or developing.

Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

7. Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

Worldwide poverty is a large issue. In this lesson, we will explore how poverty influences population growth rates and how these things relate to carrying capacity and global sustainability.

Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries

8. Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries

The population of a country is based on many factors. In this lesson, we will explore several important factors that differ between developed and developing countries.

Perceptions of Culture: Ideal Culture and Real Culture, Ethnocentrism, & Culture Relativism

9. Perceptions of Culture: Ideal Culture and Real Culture, Ethnocentrism, & Culture Relativism

The way we perceive culture - both our own and that of others - is affected by many things. In this lesson, we define and discuss the difference between perceptions of ideal culture and real culture. We also examine ethnocentrism and compare it to the idea of culture relativism.

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