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Goals and Objectives

Goals

  • Students will be provided with world-wide examples of coastal communities that face coastal hazards.
  • Students will examine the responses by communities to these hazards.
  • Students will weigh the options for the future for vulnerable coastal communities.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • examine data to create profiles of coastal communities around the world to gain an understanding of the complexities of living with coastal hazards;
  • analyze vignettes of experiences of coastal communities, such as those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan, Super Storm Sandy and other recent catastrophic coastal events, as well as longer term sea level rise effects;
  • explore extent of real-life impacts to coastal communities as a result of recent storms and sea level change;
  • develop pros and cons for responses by communities and create a hypothetical future scenario for a coastal community.

Lesson 6 Roadmap

Lesson 6 Roadmap
AssignmentLocation
To Read
  • For this module, you will need to read all of the required materials here on the course site.
  • In addition you should also read the following websites and make sure you are familiar with the content so you can complete the assignments and the active learning projects.

How to Tell When New Orleans Has Recovered From Katrina

Hurricane Katrina eight years later, a statistical snapshot of the New Orleans area

All on the Web. Click title of the reading to link to the material.
To Do

BLENDED CLASS

  • Complete "Activate Your Learning" online. There is nothing to submit.
  • Submit: "Formative Assessments" and "Summative Assessment" in attached Word documents.
To Do

ONLINE ONLY CLASS

  • Complete "Activate Your Learning" online. There is nothing to submit.
  • Submit Summative Assessment.


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.
Explore the Collection »