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View Resource Analyzing Patterns of Human Development

In this lesson students will describe global spatial patterns of human development using HDI rankings. Students will complete a table of demographic data on selected countries so they can look for connections. Students will use that information to make comparisons and hypothesize reasons for the data. This resource includes both a teaching guide and student worksheets.

View Resource Watershed Exploration

Students use skills gained from the Web-based GIS tutorial to explore the Willamette Watershed in Oregon. A correlation will be found between types of trees and the riparian zone along the McKenzie River. Population in the Willamette Valley and annual rainfall in the Coast Range and the Cascades will be evaluated. Due to the recent downward trend in rainfall, students will be expected to propose...

View Resource Lewis and Clark

The student will learn to use the module tutorial, identifying the query, measuring, eraser, information, and magnifying tools, as well as the layers on the web based Lewis and Clark Map. This lesson will be a part of a larger unit on mapping and creating a ?travel brochure?/ atlas within a history class. This lesson will be used for one class period. This resource includes both a teaching gui...

View Resource Acid Precipitation

Acid precipitation will be defined. At different points in the lesson students will write balanced reactions for the formation acid precipitation from atmospheric sulfur and nitrogen oxides and the neutralization of acids by limestone. Students will determine which states are most at risk from acid precipitation and assess how that risk has changed from 1996 to 2006. Sources of atmospheric...

View Resource Epidemiology

Students will look at world health data using GIS. The students will be compare malaria and cholera death data from different years and predict if there exist the conditions for an epidemic. Students will take on the role of an epidemiologist and identify the region of the world where deaths are the highest and recommend to the World Health Organization where they should concentrate their relief...

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