Gains in Human Geography

Students take and pre and post test that measures specific skills and specific content related to academic material in Human Geography. Points were awarded for improvement in scores, not necessarily for having the highest total on either the pre or post test.

Examples of questions:

Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope.

Cultural ecology
Geographic approach that emphasizes human-environment relationships.

Mental map
An internal representation of a portion of Earth’s surface based on what an individual knows about a place and containing personal impressions of what is in a place and where those places are located.

Generally, the relationship between the portion of Earth being studied and Earth as a whole, specifically the relationship between the size of an object on a map and the size of the actual feature on Earth’s surface.

Space-time compression
The reduction in the time it takes to diffuse something to a distant place, as a result of improved communications and transportation systems.