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Starting Point

Total resources: 522

Environment and society
 
How human actions modify the physical env.   Search by How human actions modify the physical env. 1
 
 
Human systems
 
How forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth's surface   Search by How forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth 1
 
 
The world in spatial terms
 
How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information   Search by How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information 1
 

The Starting Point collection consists of resources to support teaching entry-level undergraduate geoscience of all types. The collection includes modules on instructional methods. At the Starting Point website, examples demonstrate ways of using these methods in geoscience courses and laboratories, and provide additional information and resources. The collection includes resources that span the needs of faculty and graduate students in designing, developing, and delivering entry-level undergraduate courses in the geosciences. It consists primarily of instructional materials and activities, annotations and materials supporting the use of instructional materials and activities, information on instructional methods and issues in teaching customized for geoscientists, primary sources, review articles, summaries and bibliographies pertaining to pedagogy, assessment, issues in teaching, course development and management, and learning science.

Collection is intended for: College (13-14)

Try searching on these terms (type in keyword box): Educational theory and practice, Atmosphere, Ocean, Solid Earth, Earth's surface, Hydrosphere/cryosphere, Solar system, Biosphere, Human dimension, Time, Earth history, Climate, Interactive lectures, Models, Role playing, Socratic method, Earth system science, First day of class, Inquiry-based field and lab experiences, Energy/material cycles.

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