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Ch 1: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: U.S. Geography

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Use this chapter to prepare for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam. These focused video lessons are informative and you will receive instant feedback when taking the self-assessment quizzes.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: U.S. Geography- Chapter Summary

If you'll be taking the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam soon, find out how familiar you are with the components of U.S. geography with the video lessons by studying this chapter. Gain information about major landforms and bodies of water in this chapter. The following topics are covered in the lessons:

  • Influences of geography in early United States
  • Geographic patterns in the U.S.
  • U.S. landforms
  • The evolution of U.S. regions
  • The United States' human and physical characteristics
  • The economy's impact on regions
  • Impact of resources on the movement of capital
  • Distribution of our country's plants and animals
  • Life in different areas of the U.S.

If you need to focus on certain areas of the lessons, use the timeline links below each video lesson. Using this feature will save you time because you won't be forced to watch an entire video lesson. When you are ready to test yourself on what you know, you can take the self-assessing quizzes. This quizzes will give you immediate feedback on what your strengths and weaknesses are.

9 Lessons in Chapter 1: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: U.S. Geography
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How Geography Influenced the Early United States

1. How Geography Influenced the Early United States

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how the settlements of the United States developed and how the geography of the natural landscape impacted the positions of those settlements. A short quiz will follow.

Factors Influencing Geographic Patterns in the United States

2. Factors Influencing Geographic Patterns in the United States

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how colonization, westward expansion, immigration, transport, and communication have influenced geographic patterns in the U.S. historically. A short quiz will follow.

Major Landforms in the United States

3. Major Landforms in the United States

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what a landform is and describe some of the most important landforms in the United States. A short quiz will follow.

The Evolution of Places & Regions in the United States

4. The Evolution of Places & Regions in the United States

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how land use has evolved over time in the United States and provide some possible reasons for why those changes occurred. A short quiz will follow.

Mapping the Physical and Human Characteristics of the United States

5. Mapping the Physical and Human Characteristics of the United States

After watching this video, you will be able to describe the physical and human characteristics of the United States, including cities, mountains, rivers, and valleys, among others. A short quiz will follow.

The United States' Market Economy Impact on Its Regions

6. The United States' Market Economy Impact on Its Regions

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what a market economy is, how the US economy works, and describe some of the regional economies of the US. A short quiz will follow.

Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in the U.S.

7. Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in the U.S.

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how the natural resources of the United States affected the movement of products, capital, and people throughout history. A short quiz will follow.

Distribution of Plants & Animals in the United States

8. Distribution of Plants & Animals in the United States

After watching this video, you will be able to describe in general terms the distribution of plants and animals in the United States and give a few examples. A short quiz will follow.

Comparing Life in Different Locations of the United States

9. Comparing Life in Different Locations of the United States

After watching this video, you will be able to describe in general terms life in the United States and how it varies by region, city versus country, and socioeconomic status. A short quiz will follow.

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