These stories describe how the module was adapted for use in two different courses at two 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.
Camille Holmgren: World Natural Environments at SUNY Buffalo State This 45-person course functions as an introduction to the geography major, but most students take the course to fulfill their general education (natural science) requirement. The module was used during the final third of a 15-week semester. All units were used, including Unit 3, which has been significantly changed and reordered within within the module, and another unit that has since been removed. This course met twice a week for 75-minute classes.
Rebecca Teed: Concepts in Earth Science for Middle-Childhood Educators II at Wright State University-Main CampusThis course focuses on Earth systems. It has several prerequisites, including introductory classes in physics, chemistry, Earth science, and life science. There were 9 students, pre-service teachers who will be licensed to teach science to students in grades 4–9 (ages 9 to 15 years). Over the 14-week semester, we covered most of the units in the module in addition to material that has been removed and a student-centered capstone project. The class met twice a week for two-and-a-half hours/class.