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What are the causes and effects of ENSO? part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
This NASA Mission Geography module focuses on the evidence for global climate change. In the specific activity on ENSO, students role play policy makers deciding how to allocate Peru's resources to manage for possible ENSO related problems.
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Boomburbs part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
A boomburb is a new urban phenomena that has emerged in the last 20 years along with the growth of the Sunbelt and its suburban-dominated forms of urbanization. Boomburbs are rapidly growing suburban cities and represent a new metropolitan form; even as boomburbs grow, they remain essentially suburban in character. Nearly 9 million Americans live in boomburbs. This activity engages students in identifying boomburbs, their location, characteristics, unique urban morphology, and causes for existence. Boomburbs are contrasted with other urbanized areas.
Human Geography & Spatial Thinking: Pathways to Understanding Complex Systems part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Workshop 2010:Participant Essays
Sarah Bednarz, Texas A&M University Introduction I am a human geographer with research interests in the ways people learn to think spatially using geospatial technologies. As a recovering classroom teacher, I ...