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Module 12: Capstone Stage 5

Gigi Richard, Colorado Mesa University
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Summary

Module 12 is comprised of Stage 5 of the semester-long capstone project. In Stage 5, students compile, organize, summarize and synthesize the data and information they've collected through the semester about their assigned food region into a final website or presentation. As outlined in the diagram below, the final website (or presentation) should summarize the physical and human environment of the food region and assess the current status of the regional food system. Students must then discuss future scenarios for their region for temperature and human population growth. Based on their research on the regional food systems, students will assess the resilience and vulnerabilities of the exiting systems to the future scenarios. Finally, students will propose strategies to increase the sustainability and resilience of the regional food systems.

Learning Goals

As outlined in the capstone overview (Stage 1), Capstone Stage 5 provides the final benchmark to support and assess students' progress on their semester-long Future Food Scenarios capstone project and toward achieving the course learning goals.

Context for Use

See Capstone Stage 1 for details.

Description and Teaching Materials

See Capstone Stage 1 for details. Student materials for Module 12: Capstone Stage 5 are also available, including student instructions.

Teaching Notes and Tips

See Capstone Stage 1 for details.

Assessment

A rubric for the final capstone product is included with the Module 12: Capstone Stage 5 -Student Materials

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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.
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