Ch 58: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Intro to Geography

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Review this engaging chapter to get ready for material on the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam. You will gain the necessary geography skills needed to do well on the exam.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Intro to Geography - Chapter Summary

As part of your preparations for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam, study this chapter. Looking through each video lesson helps you gain valuable information about geography-related content, such as geography coordinates. Review this chapter completely to master:

  • Major geographical regions
  • Facts about geography
  • Identifying the continents and oceans
  • Mapping North America's regions
  • Different geography tools
  • Mapping out characteristics of East Asia, Africa, and the Middle East

Picking up strategies for such tasks like mapping out characteristics of regions is possible thanks to our video lessons. They average around 5-10 minutes, and they fast-track the preparation process for the test. If you get stuck on a topic, send a request to our specialists for help. Use them at your disposal to get clarity on any geography content.

10 Lessons in Chapter 58: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Intro to Geography
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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.

Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

2. Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

This lesson will seek to explain the geographic coordinate system. In doing so, it will explain latitude and longitude. It will also highlight the equator, the prime meridian, and the concept of elevation.

The World Map: Overview & Major Geographical Regions

3. 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.

Identifying the Continents & Oceans of the World

4. Identifying the Continents & Oceans of the World

In this lesson, we will learn about the location of the seven continents and the five oceans of the world. We will identify their locations and highlight some of their key characteristics.

Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics in North America's Regions

5. Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics in North America's Regions

This lesson lists and describes the regions of North America. It focuses on terrain, climate, location, natural resources and people of the five main regions. It also defines the Cordilleras, wetlands and biomes.

Major Waterways in the United States

6. Major Waterways in the United States

Learn about the major waterways of the United States, including the Mississippi, the Missouri, and the Great Lakes. Why were they important historically? And why are they important today? Take a quiz to test your knowledge.

Using Maps & Images to Identify Geographical Features

7. Using Maps & Images to Identify Geographical Features

There's a whole world that can be seen in maps and images, but only if you know how to read them. In this lesson, we'll examine this problem and see how people depict the natural world in different ways.

Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

8. 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 global information systems, and their differences.

Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics of Africa & the Middle East

9. Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics of Africa & the Middle East

Many of the first settlements in Africa and the Middle East have been continuously inhabited for more than 10,000 years. Are we just sentimental, or did our ancestors do that good of a job of picking places to live? This lesson answers that question.

Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics of East Asia

10. Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics of East Asia

After watching this video, you will be able to describe the major physical and human characteristics of East Asia and place them approximately on a map. A short quiz will follow.

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