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These materials are part of a collection of classroom-tested modules and courses developed by InTeGrate. The materials engage students in understanding the earth system as it intertwines with key societal issues. The materials are free and ready to be adapted by undergraduate educators across a range of courses including: general education or majors courses in Earth-focused disciplines such as geoscience or environmental science, social science, engineering, and other sciences, as well as courses for interdisciplinary programs.
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These stories describe how the module was adapted for use in three different courses at three institutions. We hope these stories inspire your own use of the module and give you insight into how to adapt the materials for your classroom.

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Cynthia Fadem: Environmental Geology at Earlham College. This 25-person course utilized the module during the last two weeks of a 15-week semester. The course functions as an introduction to the geology major, but the vast majority of students take the course to fulfill general education (science and math) requirements. This course meets four times per week (one meeting is a three-hour laboratory) and completed the entire module, with four of the activities completed during two lab meetings.

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Cindy Shellito: General Meteorology at University of Northern Colorado. The module was used over two weeks in an introductory meteorology course with 55 students in a lecture hall. Most of the students were enrolled in the course to satisfy their Liberal Arts Core curriculum requirement. The entire module was adapted to the course setting, and supplemental activities were incorporated into the weekly lab meeting, with activities 2.2 and 3.2 combined into one lab, and 4.2 and 5.2 combined into another lab activity.

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Becca Walker: Introduction to Oceanography at Mt. San Antonio Community College. The module was used in an introductory oceanography course at a community college. The majority of the 38 students enrolled were nonscience majors taking the course to satisfy their General Education physical science requirement necessary for transfer. This was a lecture course held during an accelerated winter intersession in which a 16-week course is implemented in 6 weeks. Since the course lacked a separate lab section, the supplemental activities (2.2, 3.2, 4.2, and 5.2) were not used.


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Video Introducing the Module (MP4 Video 321.2MB Jan31 17) During Spring 2016 undergraduate students at Pasadena City College, a two-year college in southern California, were videotaped while experiencing lessons from InTeGrate's Climate of Change module. The video includes commentaries from all three module authors. Significantly, the instructors shown using the module in the video, who used them in an Oceanography Lab course and an Environmental Science course, were not involved in the design of the module. They each learned about the activities using the module website and adjusted the module as fitted their needs.


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These materials are part of a collection of classroom-tested modules and courses developed by InTeGrate. The materials engage students in understanding the earth system as it intertwines with key societal issues. The collection is freely available and ready to be adapted by undergraduate educators across a range of courses including: general education or majors courses in Earth-focused disciplines such as geoscience or environmental science, social science, engineering, and other sciences, as well as courses for interdisciplinary programs.
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