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Virginia SOL- World Geography: Language & Religions
Use this chapter's lessons to help get yourself ready for questions regarding language and religion on the Virginia SOL World Geography exam. You can check your knowledge and learn new materials on such topics as:
- Language and different dialects
- Major written languages
- Animism and shamanism
- Relationship between geography and religion
You can watch the video lessons on a computer, tablet or even a smartphone. They are short and engaging, lasting no longer than 10 minutes each. Written transcripts accompany these video lessons as well. They are filled with key terms to further reinforce the major concepts found in the lessons. Having both video lessons and written transcripts are beneficial to you because you can study in a way that is most comfortable to you.
1. Language & Language Regions: Definitions & Dialects
Do you know what lolly water is? How about gym boots? In this lesson, you'll consider how word choices, accent and pronunciation are all part of our use of language and how this varies by region.
2. The World's Major Written Languages: Letters & Symbols
In this lesson, we explore how written language is expressed in different areas of the world. You'll see examples of other languages that operate with their own characteristics to document information important to that culture.
3. Religion: Key Concepts and Definitions
Sociologists strive to study every aspect of religion in an objective way. In this lesson, we define religion and identify key concepts that are found in religion. We also discuss the difference between churches, sects, and cults.
4. Monotheism: Islam, Judaism & Christianity
In this lesson, we define monotheism and identify three significant monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We also discuss the ideology of each of these three religions.
5. Nontheism: Hinduism, Buddhism & Confucianism
Not all religions focus on the belief (or disbelief) in a particular deity. In this lesson, we define nontheism and discuss the ideologies of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.
6. Animism & Shamanism: Definitions, Worldviews & Ideologies
In this lesson, we look at the basics of animism and shamanism and why these categories can be controversial. You'll imagine the conversations among anthropologists as they aim to better understand these beliefs.
7. Geography of Religion: Political & Social Impacts
In this lesson, you'll consider why geographers take an interest in the religions of people around the world. We'll also discuss how conflicts arise between groups with different beliefs and experiences.
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Other chapters within the Virginia SOL - World Geography: Test Prep & Practice course
- Virginia SOL - World Geography: Studying Geography
- Virginia SOL - World Geography: Earth's Weather & Environment
- Virginia SOL - World Geography: Regional Geography
- Virginia SOL - World Geography: Cultural Identity
- Virginia SOL - World Geography: Human Geography
- Virginia SOL - World Geography: Political Geography
- Virginia SOL - World Geography: Urban Geography
- Virginia SOL - World Geography: Economic Geography
- Virginia SOL - World Geography: Economic Development
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