Geography on the Web
Global Warming Module
This module is different from our traditional lecture. You will be constructing your own knowledge. This type of learning will feel different because it is more student-centered than instructor-centered. Use the message board, tutorials, readings, and video to explore the issue. If you have any questions or problems please contact me. Hope you enjoy your experience.
Readings and Footprint
Please read this information before you post in the discussion forum.
Website to estimate ecological footprint.
Tutorials, Video, Journal
Use the link below to take four of the tutorials (greenhouse effects, greenhouse gases,carbon cycle, and albedo) on the website. If you have problems loading the tutorials look under system requirements. It is important to have POP UPS DISABLED and make sure you DOUBLE CLICK on the tutorials.
You are to answer the following questions in your journal: 1) How does the greenhouse effect warm the earth? 2) What is the difference between the terms global warming, greenhouse effect, and climate change? 3)What scientific evidence exists that indicates climate change is occurring? 4) What scientific evidence indicates climate change is not occurring? 5) What can we do to limit the effects of climate change? 6) Report the results of your ecological footprint calculation and discuss your reaction to this calculation. Personally how could you reduce your footprint?How do you think the estimate could be modified to better reflect your footprint? 7)As a summary for the journal include a personal reflection of your thinking process of how you educated yourself on this topic.
The journal should be clear, logical, and well-structured. The journal will be graded against the rubric criteria. The journal is an individual project and each person should turn in their own journal. It should be written in your own words not plagiarized from other websites. Cite in your journal any ideas that you use from the possible list of readings, tutorials, videos, or any other information you find on the web. At minimium the journal should be 5 pages double spaced and typed which is about 1200 words.