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Weekly Learning Objectives and Study Questions

The documents below include learning objectives and study questions for each week's lesson as well as any supporting documents for a given week. If you understand the facts and ideas that underlie the study questions you will be well prepared for our in-class activities and exams. Because these documents are PDF files you will need to have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) on your computer to read them.

Learning Objectives and Study Questions Etudes Qsns Supporting Documents
Chapter 1: Global location, time, and maps 24-Jan Map Activity
Chapter 2: Global energy balance 31-Jan  
Chapter 3: Air temperature 9-Feb Temperature Activity
Chapter 4: Atmospheric moisture and precipitation 16-Feb Humidity Activity
Chapter 5: Global atmospheric and oceanic circulation 23-Feb  
Chapter 6: Weather systems 2-Mar  
Chapter 7: Global climates and climate change 9-Mar Climate Activity; Köppen Table
Chapters 8: Earth's internal structure and materials 21-Mar Rock Activity
Chapter 9: Plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanoes 11-Apr  
Chapter 10: Weathering and mass wasting 18-Apr  
Chapter 11: Fresh water on the continents 25-Apr  
Chapter 12: Landforms shaped by running water 2-May  
Chapter 13: Landforms shaped by wind and waves 9-May  
Chapter 14: Glacial and periglacial landforms ---  
Chapter 15: Soil formation and distribution ---  
Chapter 16: Biogeographic processes ---  
Chapter 17: Global biogeography ---  

Homework Assignments

Each assignment below will be discussed in class before it is assigned.

Homework Assignment Date Assigned Date Due
Assignment 1: Climate Activity 2-Mar-2017 9-Mar-2019
Assignment 2: Plate Boundary Activity 4-Apr-2017 13-Apr-2017
Assignment 3: Soil Texture Activity --- ---

Writing Assignments

Each assignment below is linked to instructions for a part of the larger writing assignment. The instruction page includes examples, grading rubrics and links to the articles themselves.

Writing Assignment Date Assigned Date Due
Assignment 1: Outline 21-Mar-2017 6-Apr-2017
Assignment 2: Preliminary Abstract 2-May-2017 11-May-2017
Assignment 3: Final Abstract --- ---