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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

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Supporting Documents

Chapter 1: Global location, time and maps 16-Jan Map Activity
Chapter 2: Global energy balance 23-Jan  
Chapter 3: Air temperature 30-Jan Temperature Activity
Chapter 4: Atmospheric moisture and precipitation 6-Feb Humidity Activity
Chapter 5: Global atmospheric and oceanic circulation 13-Feb  
Chapter 6: Weather systems 25-Feb  
Chapter 7: Global climates and climate change 6-Mar Climate Activity; Köppen Table
Chapters 8: Earth's internal structure and materials 13-Mar Rock Activity
Chapter 9: Plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanoes 20-Mar Plate Boundary Activity
Chapter 10: Weathering and mass wasting 10-Apr  
Chapter 11: Fresh water on the continents 24-Apr  
Chapter 12: Landforms shaped by running water 1-May  
Chapter 13: Landforms shaped by wind and waves 8-May  
Chapter 14: Glacial and periglacial landforms 13-May  
Chapter 15: Soil formation and distribution 19-May  
Chapter 16: Biogeographic processes ---  
Chapter 17: Global biogeography ---  

Online Assignments

Each assignment below is an online exercise from the Virtual Courseware project.

Online Assignment

Date Assigned

Date Due

Assignment 1: Global Warming—Energy Budget Model class code: xxxxx 21-Jan-2014 28-Jan-2014
Assignment 2: Earthquake! class code: xxxxxx 20-Mar-2014 8-Apr-2014
Assignment 3: River Discharge 24-Apr-2014 1-May-2014

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 10-Apr-2014 22-Apr-2014
Assignment 2: Preliminary Abstract 1-May-2014 8-May-2014
Assignment 3: Final Abstract 13-May-2014 19-May-2014