For the InstructorThese student materials complement the Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society Instructor Materials. If you would like your students to have access to the student materials, we suggest you either point them at the Student Version which omits the framing pages with information designed for faculty (and this box). Or you can download these pages in several formats that you can include in your course website or local Learning Managment System. Learn more about using, modifying, and sharing InTeGrate teaching materials.
At this point in the course you have considered the geographic and geomorphic factors that influence coastal hazard exposure in a particular location; you have looked in detail at coastal hazards themselves, and you have considered how these hazards impact communities world-wide.
The end of course capstone project asks you to take these multi-faceted components and tie them together when considering a particular location.
At this point you should have chosen a location for the Capstone and organized your information relative to your city's physical location. In this assessment, you will take this information and the information gained from Module 6 to begin to think about how this community should respond to a coastal hazard. The hazard you choose can be in the form of a hurricane, tropical cyclone, tsunami, winter storm, or any other type of hazard we have discussed in the materials so far.
- Name of community/ city you have chosen to focus on for the Capstone.
- Describe its physical (geographic and geologic) setting as in Capstone Project Part 2 worksheet. (or include the worksheet).
- Briefly describe a hypothetical scenario in which your chosen site is impacted by a catastrophic-level coastal hazard. Mention what factors lead to the destruction – related to both the physical setting and the structural aspects of the community (types and locations of the buildings for example).
- Briefly describe the scenario ten years on from the disaster. List the steps that have taken place in the ten years and describe how the community is now different than it was before the disaster. For example, was the focus on rebuilding to return to the original condition? What planning took place to ensure the same thing did not happen again? If your scenario includes few changes explain why this would happen.
Keep your scenario to a maximum of 2 pages. Use bullets where appropriate.
Download this Worksheet (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 14kB Sep7 16)
Coastlines Unit 2, Module 6 rubric (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 13kB Oct12 16)
Instructions for Submitting
Answer the questions using the Worksheet linked above and submit it through your CMS.