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Formative Assessment: Case Studies
Objectives for Case Study Assignments
The remainder of this week is based on activities that are directly linked to the objectives of Module 1.In the Formative Assessments that follow, we present two case studies of coastal communities at risk from coastal hazards and you will be using Google Earth and GeoMapApp tours to explore these communities (each assessment is a Google Earth or a GeoMapApp tour of one of the two communities). Next, you will observe a larger number of cities around the world that are vulnerable to sea level rise and coastal hazards using maps and data. Finally, in the Summative Assessment, you will compare and contrast economic factors that drive society in the two communities. The goal is for you to become fully comfortable using Google Earth and GeoMapApp. Accordingly, we will be lenient with grading the assignments this week.
Instructions for Working through the Case Studies
You must have taken the Google Earth and GeoMapApp tutorials in the Orientation to proceed. If you did not complete both tutorials last week, please work through them now. Go to the Tutorials Now. To really familiarize yourselves with both Google Earth and GeoMapApp, you will be working through two case studies of cities with coastal regions at risk. The best strategy is to first read over the instructions so you have everything set up on your computer correctly and have a good understanding of what you will need to do. Next, read the profile for the first city and complete the activities for it and repeat for the second city. You can do all of the Google Earth activities first and then do all of the GeoMapApp activities after that, or you can do both activities for the first city and move onto the second city. Whichever option is most logical to you is what you should choose. It doesn't matter what in order you do the activities, but you must do all of them before moving onto the Summative Assessment which will help you synthesize what you learned about the two cities and how they compare.
You will need to download the documents linked below to complete the assignments to turn in to be graded. Before you start the assignment, read over the rubric to understand how the assignment will be graded. Reread the rubric again after you have completed the assignment to make sure you have included everything required to earn the highest score possible. Just follow the directions provided in the online materials linked below and in the menu. Once you are ready, enter your answers into the document. Once you are done with all of the assignments, turn the completed document into your instructor following the directions provided in your syllabus.
Download the KMZ file (KMZ File 6kB Sep7 16)
Download Assignment Document (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 26kB Sep7 16)
Download Rubric (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 13kB Sep7 16)