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Gallery Walk Questions about Human Dimensions

This material was originally created for Starting Point:Introductory Geology
and is replicated here as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service.

created by Mark Francek, Central Michigan University

The following are potential questions that could be used in a gallery walk activity about the human dimensions of geologic issues. The questions are organized according to the cognitive level at which students are engaged, using Bloom's Taxonomy.

Knowledge

Comprehension

1. Explain how changes in land use patterns from forest to agriculture impact the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere.

2. Explain how changes in land use patterns from grazing to desert, as in desertification, impact the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere.

3. Explain the consequences of sea level changes in relation to the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere.

4. Explain how variations in local weather and water resources are related to urbanization.

Application

Analysis

Compare the environmental inputs necessary to produce the crops in the four pictures below.


Synthesis

Given these two pictures:
Propose what a typical day is like for the two pictured below.
Propose what the physical environment is like for the two pictured below.
Propose what the family life would be like for the two pictured below.
Propose what each would state in a will or final testament


Evaluation

1. You have just been appointed NRCS land manager for ? county in the state of ?. You are proposing changes in soil erosion protection strategies. Criticize the current management plan that protects the soil from erosion.

2. You have just been appointed FEMA disaster coordinator for ? county in the state of ?. You are proposing changes in coastal wetland protection strategies. Criticize the current management plan that protects both coastal wetlands and human settlements.

3. You have just been appointed FEMA disaster coordinator for ? county in the state of ?. You are proposing changes in tornado warning and response. Criticize the current plan for protecting people from tornados.

4. You have just been appointed USGS emergency response consultant for ? county in the state of ?. You are proposing changes in an earthquake damage mitigation plan. Criticize the current earthquake damage mitigation plan.

5.You have just been appointed BLM Land Manager for ? county in the state of ?. You are proposing changes in a landslide mitigation plan. Criticize the current landslide mitigation plan.




Visit the introduction to Gallery Walks for more information about using Gallery Walks in your classes.

Learn more about creating questions for Gallery Walk using Bloom's Taxonomy

To see a more fully fleshed out example of a Gallery Walk activity, check out either Weather Map Interpretation or Soil Morphology.