Ch 6: Virginia SOL - World Geography: Human Geography

About This Chapter

If you want to do well on the Virginia SOL Exam on world geography, you will need to have a thorough understanding of the subject of human geography. You can study up on this subject by watching the video lessons in this chapter.

Virginia SOL World Geography: Human Geography- Chapter Summary

The Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Exam on world geography will contain several questions assessing your knowledge of the subject of human geography. You can find detailed overviews of this subject in the video lessons contained within this chapter. Each lesson will teach you a specific topic related to the subject, such as:

  • Population change
  • Changes in demographics
  • Demographic transition
  • Thomas Malthus' population growth theory
  • The population pyramid
  • The history of population growth
  • Population and resource consumption
  • Human migration since 1500

You can test your knowledge of these and other relevant topics with the practice quizzes contained in the chapter and feel free to ask any questions of our expert instructors. Our study guides will provide you with the most comprehensive overviews you'll need for doing well on the actual Virginia SOL Exam.

14 Lessons in Chapter 6: Virginia SOL - World Geography: Human Geography
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Population Change from Aging, Death, and Migration

1. Population Change from Aging, Death, and Migration

Fertility, mortality and migration are principal determinants of how a population can change, and they are at the very core of demographic studies. In this lesson, we will discuss how a population can change from fertility (birth), mortality (death), and migration.

Demographic Balancing Equation, Natural Increase & Net Migration

2. Demographic Balancing Equation, Natural Increase & Net Migration

How do we figure out the population on a year-to-year basis? Explore the ideas behind the demographic balancing equation, natural increase, and net migration in this lesson. Then test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Demographic Changes from Fertility and Birthrates

3. Demographic Changes from Fertility and Birthrates

Demographers focus on specific indicators of change in human populations. Two of the most important indicators are birth and death rates, or fertility and mortality. In this lesson, we will discuss the definitions of demography, fertility and mortality and their impact on a population.

What Is Demographic Transition? - Definition & Stages

4. What Is Demographic Transition? - Definition & Stages

There are many differences between non-industrial and industrial countries. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of demographic transition and the stages that guide a country through its changes into an industrial country.

The Theory of Demographic Transition: Overview

5. The Theory of Demographic Transition: Overview

Populations change over time. The growth or decline of a population can have an effect on the quality of life for people within that population. In this lesson, you'll learn about the theory of demographic transition, which is a model used to study and predict population changes.

Thomas Malthus' Theory of Human Population Growth

6. Thomas Malthus' Theory of Human Population Growth

In this lesson, we will explore the ideas of Thomas Malthus and his predictions for the growth of the human population. We will also investigate if his predictions have come true or not.

The Population Pyramid

7. The Population Pyramid

In this lesson, we look at what a population pyramid is, how to read it, some interesting features about them, and what are some prototypical examples of them.

What Is Population Density? - Definition & Measurements

8. 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.

Population Density Around the World

9. 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.

Biotic Potential and Carrying Capacity of a Population

10. Biotic Potential and Carrying Capacity of a Population

When you look around, you can see a number of different individuals and species. In this lesson, we will explore the factors that control and define how many organisms can really inhabit a particular ecosystem or habitat.

The History of Human Population Growth and Carrying Capacity

11. The History of Human Population Growth and Carrying Capacity

Most of us are used to the current size of the human population but it was not always this large. In this lesson, we will explore the history of human population growth and the future of its growth.

Population Size: Impacts on Resource Consumption

12. 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.

The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

13. The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

This lesson will explain human migration patterns since the 1500s. In doing so, it will highlight the forced migration, as well as the eras of colonization and persecution, industrialization, and 20th century migration.

Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

14. Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

This lesson will seek to explain modern migration. In doing so, it will highlight labor migration, urbanization, and forced migration. It will also highlight the term diaspora.

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