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Biogeography part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Earth History Approach:Examples
This geography course is an example of an Earth history course which stresses not only evolution, but evolutionary forces like migration, and the role they have played in shaping modern animal and plant ...

Invertebrate Paleontology part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Earth History Approach:Examples
This is a classic evolution-and-fossils kind of course. Students go through major invertebrate groups, examine and interpret fossils and assemblages. Rather than approach the whole world chronologically, the course ...

Historical Geology part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Earth History Approach:Examples
This introductory online historical geology class teaches basic scientific principles like evolution and plate tectonics, then reviews Earth history from the Precambrian to the present day. The readings are online ...

Wonderful Life part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Earth History Approach:Examples
This course uses the Ediacaran fauna as a focus to teach about evolution, the nature of science, and how to write well. The students start off reading "Wonderful Life" (Gould, 1989 ), which deals with ...

Earth: Evolution of a Habitable World part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Earth History Approach:Examples
This is Earth history taught from a planetary science perspective, comparing it to its neighboring planets. Using a systems approach, students determine how and why the atmosphere and the climate have changed over ...

The Scientific Method and the Paradox of Controversy part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Earth History Approach:Examples
This course is an excellent example of Earth history taught from the perspective of the history of geology. Not only does it teach some of the most important concepts in geology, but it also teaches the students ...

Processes and Concepts of Geology part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Earth History Approach:Examples
This is an example of a physical-historical geology course, an excellent vehicle for teaching plate tectonics. From the syllabus: This course begins with an introduction to basic Earth materials and analyses of ...

Global Climate Change part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Earth History Approach:Examples
This interdisciplinary courses focuses on how and why Earth's climate has changed thoughout its history and how it is likely to change in the near future. It draws from geology, chemistry, meteorology, ...

Earth History part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Earth History Approach:Examples
This Earth history class is intended for non-geoscience majors and follows a chronological structure, starting with the Big Bang and finishing in the anthropogenic period. Abridged from the syllabus: This course is ...

History of Geology part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Earth History Approach:Examples
This is a history-of-geology course that includes a great deal of Earth history material. From the syllabus: The historical development of geology as a scientific discipline from ancient civilizations to the modern ...

The First Day of Class part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:First Day of Class
Compiled by Carol Ormand, SERC, Carleton College Check out a set of videos of what faculty in several disciplines do on their first day of class. Why is the first day important? It's the first day of class, ...

Using an Earth History Approach part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Earth History Approach
Created by Rebecca Teed, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College Statement of Purpose This module is intended to: Help instructors who are developing or modifying courses or units on Earth ...

Earth System Approach part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Using an Earth System Approach
Since about 1980, an important paradigm has emerged in the geosciences, analogous to the plate tectonics revolution of the 1950s and 1960s. This paradigm, called "Earth System Science" or simply ...