Weekly Lessons

Each of the lessons below includes learning objectives, reading and browsing assignments, and information about the exercise and quiz that support learning about that week's topic.

Weekly lesson

Date assigned

Date due

Lesson 1: Orientation 15-Aug-11 22-Aug-11
Lesson 2: Fundamental concepts of environmental geology 22-Aug-11 29-Aug-11
Lesson 3: Earth's internal structure and plate tectonics 29-Aug-11 5-Sep-11
Lesson 4: Earth materials: rocks and minerals 5-Sep-11 12-Sep-11
Lesson 5: Natural hazards 12-Sep-11 19-Sep-11
Lesson 6: Earthquakes and tsunamis 19-Sep-11 26-Sep-11
Lesson 7: Volcanoes and volcanic hazards 26-Sep-11 3-Oct-11
Lesson 8: Streams and flooding 3-Oct-11 10-Oct-11
Lesson 9: Mass movements and subsidence 10-Oct-11 17-Oct-11
Lesson 10: Coastal processes 17-Oct-11 24-Oct-11
Lesson 11: Water resources 24-Oct-11 31-Oct-11
Lesson 12: Water pollution 31-Oct-11 7-Nov-11
Lesson 13: Mineral resources: ore formation and mining 7-Nov-11 14-Nov-11
Lesson 14: Fossil fuels and alternative energy resources 14-Nov-11 21-Nov-11
Lesson 15: Soil formation and erosion 21-Nov-11 28-Nov-11
Lesson 16: Global climate change 28-Nov-11 5-Dec-11
Lesson 17: Air pollution and waste management 5-Dec-11 12-Dec-11

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 instructions on how to access the articles you'll be working with.

Writing assignment

Date assigned

Date due

Assignment 1: Outline of article 17-Oct-2011 24-Oct-2011
Assignment 2: Abstract of article 7-Nov-2011 15-Nov-2011
Assignment 3: Revised abstract of article 28-Nov-2011 5-Dec-2011