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Regional Geography: Subregions of the World - Chapter Summary
This chapter will guide you through the basic geography and history overviews of various regions around the world. You'll view lessons on modern life in Japan, the building of the Pananam Canal, the gulf stream, and the Amazon River Basin. Once you've completed the chapter lessons you'll also:
- Understand the politics and economy of the People's Republic of China
- Gain an understanding of the geography, climate and ways of life in the Arabian Peninsula
- Recall interesting facts about the Andes Mountains
- Develop knowledge of Central American history and regional facts
- Locate and name the British West Indies
- Identify the Indian Ocean and recall its history and interesting facts
- Explain life in Africa after Independence
- Give a brief overview of Asia from 1945 to the present day
Expert instructors will guide you through each video, giving you high-quality lessons full of vital information. Our videos also feature video tags, which allow you to easily navigate from concept to concept. With our accurate transcripts you'll never have to worry about missing any information. On top of all this, our self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson will help you measure what you've mastered and what you need to work on.
1. The People's Republic of China: Politics & Economy
The People's Republic of China was established in 1949. Since that time, the politics and economy of this country have shifted course several times, mainly due to the leaders of the country and their vastly different goals.
2. The Arabian Peninsula: Geography, Climate & Ways of Life
Far from being a gigantic desert, the Arabian Peninsula is full of different climates and opportunities for intrepid societies. That said, the challenges posed by the Arabian Peninsula are different than faced elsewhere throughout the world.
3. Andes Mountains: Facts & Location
The Andes Mountains are the world's longest mountain range. Learn where the Andes are located, and learn facts about the Andes' climate, people, and animals.
4. Central America: History, Overview
Central America's story is filled with great civilizations, colonial woes, and modern day struggles. Its geography varies from high mountain peaks to beach paradises. Read this lesson and test your knowledge on this diverse part of the world.
5. British West Indies: Islands & Location
In this lesson, we explore the islands that made up the British West Indies. A term referring to any island controlled by the British Empire during the colonial period, these islands are interspersed throughout the Caribbean.
6. Indian Ocean: Location, Facts & History
Explore Earth's third largest ocean, the Indian Ocean, in this lesson. Learn basic facts about this ocean's location, complex circulation patterns, and historical importance. When you are through, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
7. Life in Africa after Independence
In this lesson, we will learn about African independence in the aftermath of World War II. We'll explore key figures, examine the factors that resulted in African independence, and highlight major events and developments.
8. Overview of Asia from 1945 to the Present
In this lesson, you will explore the general experiences of nations in Asia since the end of World War II in 1945. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
9. Life in Modern Japan & the Pacific
In this lesson, you will explore modern Japan and the Pacific, including the current economies, cultures and politics of the region. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
10. What is the Panama Canal? - History, Building & Facts
The Panama Canal is a large canal connecting the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. It is considered a major engineering feat, but also reflects the United States's aggressive foreign policy during the early 20th century.
11. The Gulf Stream: Properties & Discovery
Ever wonder why it's so warm along the East Coast of the United States and northern Europe? It's all because of the Gulf Stream. Learn about how it works, its properties and discovery.
12. The Amazon River Basin: Geography & Climate
What exactly is the Amazon River basin? Learn about the geography, flora and fauna, and climate of one of the most biologically diverse and valuable parts of Earth in this lesson.
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