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Watershed Walking: Experiential Tools For Connecting People, Place And Water, Jennifer L. Kitson Jun 2018

Watershed Walking: Experiential Tools For Connecting People, Place And Water, Jennifer L. Kitson

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This learning module presents a variety of ways to consider the role of walking as environmental methodology in courses with existing fieldwork components. Walking is a mobile practice and form of dwelling. The footprint is a powerful metaphor and narrative device expressing the lived scale and pace of the human body, including the accumulation of incremental personal stories into public histories (“one step at a time,” “one foot in front of the other”). Footprints also form the basis for human conceptions of empathy (“being in someone else’s shoes,” “following in someone’s footsteps”) and place-based environmental impacts (ecological footprint ...


Brownfield Redevelopment: Communities In Transition, Mahbubur R. Meenar Jun 2018

Brownfield Redevelopment: Communities In Transition, Mahbubur R. Meenar

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This learning module focuses on two broad topics — hazardous waste and brownfields — and is suitable for courses in environmental and sustainability planning, environmental engineering, environmental science, environmental studies, and community development. The first topic explains different types of hazardous waste and challenges associated with them, discusses landfills and Superfund sites, presents consequences of Superfund sites using historical case studies, and finally introduces Cradle-to-Grave hazardous waste management systems. The second topic focuses on the history and types of brownfields in the USA, their disadvantages and opportunities, as well as their redevelopment options. Using text, field visits, and a series of documentary ...


Geography Of The Western World: Geog 1100, Joel Quam Jun 2018

Geography Of The Western World: Geog 1100, Joel Quam

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The Anthropocene, Overview, Scott W. Schwartz May 2017

The Anthropocene, Overview, Scott W. Schwartz

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This presentation offers an overview of the developing concept of The Anthropocene -- a term coined to describe our current geological epoch, in which human impact on the planet will leave a permanent trace.


Introduction To Gis Using Open Source Software, 7th Ed, Frank Donnelly Jul 2016

Introduction To Gis Using Open Source Software, 7th Ed, Frank Donnelly

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This tutorial was created to accompany the GIS Practicum, a day-long workshop offered by the Newman Library at Baruch College CUNY that introduces participants to geographic information systems (GIS) using the open source software QGIS. The practicum introduces GIS as a concept for envisioning information and as a tool for conducting geographic analyses and creating maps. Participants learn how to navigate a GIS interface, how to prepare layers and conduct a basic geographic analysis, and how to create thematic maps. This tutorial was written using QGIS version 2.14 "Essen", a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) desktop GIS software package.


Introduction To Gis Using Open Source Software, 4th Ed, Frank Donnelly Aug 2013

Introduction To Gis Using Open Source Software, 4th Ed, Frank Donnelly

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This tutorial was created to accompany the GIS Practicum, a day-long workshop offered by the Newman Library at Baruch College CUNY that introduces participants to geographic information systems (GIS) using the open source software QGIS. The practicum introduces GIS as a concept for envisioning information and as a tool for conducting geographic analyses and creating maps. Participants learn how to navigate a GIS interface, how to prepare layers and conduct a basic geographic analysis, and how to create thematic maps. This tutorial was written using QGIS version 1.8 "Lisboa", a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) desktop GIS software package.


Mapping The Crusades, Janet K. Wills Jan 2012

Mapping The Crusades, Janet K. Wills

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Students will create a Google Earth Tour of the First Crusade to Jerusalem. Using a spreadsheet, students will calculate the distance between each of the cities including a final total.


Cultural Aspects Of Spanish Speaking Countries, Robin Bliesmer Jan 2012

Cultural Aspects Of Spanish Speaking Countries, Robin Bliesmer

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Students will have a greater understanding globally of the different cultural aspects to many Spanish speaking countries.


Deforestation, Becky Herman Jan 2012

Deforestation, Becky Herman

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Students will research about the causes and effects of deforestation and will take the role of a special interest group that has a vested interest in either the conservation or destruction of existing forest.


Introduction To Egypt, Hank Easterling Jan 2012

Introduction To Egypt, Hank Easterling

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Students will use Google Earth and maps to locate Egypt and its various cities and landforms. Students will compute both the population density and physiological density of Egypt using various online sources. Students will research the Aswan Dam and discuss both the pros and cons associated with it.


Who's Developed?, Brittany Lassen Jan 2012

Who's Developed?, Brittany Lassen

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Students will understand what makes a country developed or not developed and may have some of their misconceptions addressed regarding how developed/underdeveloped certain countries are.


World Food Programme/Country Comparison, Julia Swallow Jan 2012

World Food Programme/Country Comparison, Julia Swallow

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The student will use data from websites given to study hunger crisis locations, country statistics, and political conditions in needy regions. Students will organize and compare data, using results for debate.


Struggles In A Sari: How Women Are Affected By Flooding In Bangladesh, Linda Litterer, Sarah Dorpinghaus Jan 2012

Struggles In A Sari: How Women Are Affected By Flooding In Bangladesh, Linda Litterer, Sarah Dorpinghaus

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Students will be able to examine and analyze photographs of flood damage and victims in Bangladesh. Students will be able to predict difficulties faced during flood periods. Students will be able to compare and contrast vulnerability of women facing flooding in developing and developed countries. Students will be able to formulate and critique plans to improve the situation of female flood victims in Bangladesh.


Ancient Civilizations Review, Whitney Ott-­‐Zuzich Jan 2012

Ancient Civilizations Review, Whitney Ott-­‐Zuzich

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Students will be able to correctly identify different historical sites using latitude and longitude. Students will be able to correctly locate the different historical sites on a map.


Reflective Perspectives: Educating Our Community, Holly Hanna Jan 2012

Reflective Perspectives: Educating Our Community, Holly Hanna

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Using primary and secondary sources, students will use research to develop “empathy maps” to find patterns in thinking that highlight integral pieces of information sure to change stereotypes and prior frustrations. Those facts will be shared with the community in some fashion (student choice) to help educate the public and fuel empathy.


Nigeria - What Is A Region?, George Kuhter Jan 2012

Nigeria - What Is A Region?, George Kuhter

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Students will be able to recognize the characteristic of regions. Students will be able to recognize how regions help create a sense of place. Students will be able to recognize the specific patterns that define Nigeria’s regions.


Tracking Flat Stanley, Jennifer Hardee Jan 2012

Tracking Flat Stanley, Jennifer Hardee

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Students will use Google Earth to locate the places Flat Stanley visits and record the absolute location of each place.


Population Vs. Natural Resources In Nigeria, Dr. Kay Weller Jan 2012

Population Vs. Natural Resources In Nigeria, Dr. Kay Weller

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Students will generate a map showing the location of oil production and tin production in Nigeria and one showing the location of population centers/settlements in Nigeria. Students will write a one to two page analysis of the maps.


D.A.M. Agriculture, Roy Liljegren Jan 2012

D.A.M. Agriculture, Roy Liljegren

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Students will read and classify agriculture cards into 3 subject areas. Students will make decisions cooperatively together. Students will analyze aspects of agriculture as they sort these cards. Students will individually make Venn diagrams showing their results. Students will be able to discuss and compare early food gathering to modern methods of farming in forming a historical format for cultures studied later.


Economics Of Agriculture, Mark Felderman Jan 2012

Economics Of Agriculture, Mark Felderman

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Students will be able to identify and explain the factors that cause shifts in agriculture’s supply and demand.


Body Art, Geographic Alliance Of Iowa Jan 2012

Body Art, Geographic Alliance Of Iowa

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Students will explore the history of, uses of, and impacts of body art on cultures. Students will identify global practices of body art. Students will design their own works of body art.


Misery Mountain Melting (How Climate Change Affects Ski Resorts), Tami Mcinroy Jan 2012

Misery Mountain Melting (How Climate Change Affects Ski Resorts), Tami Mcinroy

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Students will learn the names of all 12 major climate zones, what each one is like, discuss the argument about whether climate change is human-caused or due to natural shifts, and decide how climate change impacts snowfall at ski resorts.


Introduction To The Five Themes Of Geography, Mike Garnica Jan 2012

Introduction To The Five Themes Of Geography, Mike Garnica

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Students will understand and be able to give examples of the 5 themes of geography: Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, and Regions. Throughout the school year as we learn about ancient civilizations, students will be able to apply the 5 themes of geography to the ancient civilizations that we study.


Getting To Know You And Others, Anne Hoeper, Natasha Cooper, Kathy Sundstedt Jan 2012

Getting To Know You And Others, Anne Hoeper, Natasha Cooper, Kathy Sundstedt

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Students will be aware of similarities and differences in the lives of teens living in the United States and Nigeria.


The Location Theme Of Geography Using The World Cup, Gloria Schmitz Jan 2012

The Location Theme Of Geography Using The World Cup, Gloria Schmitz

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Students will be able to identify and explain the location theme of geography.


Lake Mills O.S.A.E. Land Mark And Business Field Walk, Angie Boehmer Jan 2012

Lake Mills O.S.A.E. Land Mark And Business Field Walk, Angie Boehmer

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Students will create a map of Lake Mills that accurately includes local landmarks and area businesses using the O.S.A.E. strategy.


The Immigration Tango, Gary Larsson Jan 2012

The Immigration Tango, Gary Larsson

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Students will create a multi-media presentation on the geographic/historical reasons for their families migration to the US.


Making And Interpreting Line And Bar Graphs In Geography, Cathy Kruse, Elaine Schultz Jan 2012

Making And Interpreting Line And Bar Graphs In Geography, Cathy Kruse, Elaine Schultz

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Students will construct both a line and bar graph. Students will be able to interpret a line and bar graph. Students will compare Forest City temperatures and precipitation graphs to Iowa’s temperature and precipitation graphs.


Mapping Activity: What Countries Have Child Soldiers?, Kimn Hassenfritz Jan 2012

Mapping Activity: What Countries Have Child Soldiers?, Kimn Hassenfritz

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Students will be able to understand what countries use child soldiers and draw generalizations.


Riding The Metro In Chile, Tami Mcinroy Jan 2012

Riding The Metro In Chile, Tami Mcinroy

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Students will learn the history of the metro in Chile. Students will understand the advantages and disadvantages of riding the metro. Students will differentiate between the Spanish and English spelling of the names of different stations. Students will understand appropriate behavior on the metro. Students will understand how to get from place to place by taking the metro, including what direction to go, when and where to switch trains and what is needed to be able to get from place to place.