Fluvial Landforms on Maps
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This page first made public: Apr 28, 2008
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
Concept of rivers as dynamic through time.
Basic familiarity with topographic maps.
How the activity is situated in the course
Content/concepts goals for this activity
learning names of fluvial landforms
learning which fluvial landforms can be found locally
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
transferring knowledge of process in one area to process in another area
Other skills goals for this activity
presenting observations to group orally
Description of the activity/assignment
Designed for a geomorphology course
Has minimal/no quantitative component
Determining whether students have met the goals
Download teaching materials and tips
- Activity Description/Assignment (Microsoft Word 148kB Apr28 08)
- Instructors Notes (Microsoft Word 26kB Apr28 08)
- Map of St. Louis River drainage basin (Acrobat (PDF) 473kB Apr28 08)