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STAAR US History: Population Growth & Environmental Concerns - Chapter Summary
You can ensure you're ready to answer questions about population growth and environmental concerns on the STAAR U.S. History EOC exam with this chapter. Take a look at these lessons to review:
- Migration in the 21st century
- Population density and measurement
- Environmental legislation, national parks and federal public lands
- U.S. land ownership
- Sustainable forest management
Watch these engaging video lessons to quickly go over these environmental subjects. We offer transcripts of each lesson for further review. Additionally, you can access our interactive quizzes to measure your understanding of these topics.
1. 21st Century Population Migration in a New World
In this lesson, we broadly explore the current demographics and economic realities of the world and the driving engines behind the likely migrations which will occur in the 21st century.
2. What Is Population Density? - Definition & Measurements
This lesson will seek to explain the concept of population density. It will focus on three specific measurements of density. They are arithmetic, physiological, and agricultural density.
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.
4. What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline
Environmental legislation is a collection of many laws and regulations aimed at protecting the environment from harmful actions. Learn about the National Environmental Policy Act and other environmental laws.
5. National Parks in the US: Governing Agencies and Areas of Concern
The U.S. national parks are governed by the National Park Service, which is an agency within the Department of the Interior. Learn about the national parks of America and the current issues they face.
6. Managing Federal Public Lands: Wise-Use vs. Environmental Movements
Federal public lands are owned and administrated by the nation's government. Learn about the Environmental and Wise Use Movements and how their views differ on the management of federal public lands.
7. Land Ownership & Use in the US: Private vs. Federal
Land in the United States can be owned by the federal government or by private citizens. Learn more about federally-owned land and privately-owned land and how each type of land is used.
8. What Is Sustainable Forest Management? - Definition and Examples
Sustainable forest management ensures that forest resources are preserved to meet the needs of future generations. Learn about sustainable forest management and see examples of how it is put into practice.
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Other chapters within the STAAR U.S. History: Test Prep & Practice course
- STAAR US History: Independence & the Founding Fathers
- STAAR US History: Historical Eras & Significant Events (1877 to Present)
- STAAR US History: Political, Economic & Social Change (1877-1898)
- STAAR US History: United States as a World Power (1898-1920)
- STAAR US History: World War I
- STAAR US History: Early 20th Century Reform & Third-Party Movements
- STAAR US History: Individuals & Social Change During the 1920s
- STAAR US History: World War II
- STAAR US History: Cold War & the United States
- STAAR US History: The Vietnam War
- STAAR US History: The Civil Rights Movement
- STAAR US History: Civil Rights Legislation
- STAAR US History: Role of US in the World (1970-1990)
- STAAR US History: Ronald Reagan & the Rise of Conservatism
- STAAR US History: Foreign Policy & the Gulf War
- STAAR US History: Geographic Factors & Events
- STAAR US History: Migration, Immigration & American Society
- STAAR US History: Arts & Culture
- STAAR US History: People Contributing to National Identity
- STAAR US History: Changing Role of the Government
- STAAR US History: Domestic & Global Accountability in Government
- STAAR US History: Government Branches & Checks & Balances
- STAAR US History: Landmark Supreme Court Cases
- STAAR US History: Core Values & the Democratic Process
- STAAR US History: Major Amendments to the US Constitution
- STAAR US History: Civic Participation & Leadership
- STAAR US History: Legislation & Economic Growth (1870-1920)
- STAAR US History: Economic Development Between WWI & WWII
- STAAR US History: Economic Effects of World War II & the Cold War
- STAAR US History: Economic Interdependence in the 21st Century
- STAAR US History: Impact of Science & Technology on Economic Development
- STAAR US History: Research & Analyzing Information
- STAAR US History: Critical Thinking & Writing
- About the STARR Tests
- STAAR U.S. History Flashcards