Tour created by Professor Randy Rutberg, CUNY Hunter.
This virtual field trip is designed to show students examples of sedimentary rocks. The tour is designed so that students see each location from above. This helps them orient themselves geographically. I’ve created a number of locations (pushpins) and have labeled them with key words to help orient myself as I go through the tour. In some cases I have made the “pushpins” invisible so that they would not obscure the view. These labels could easily be changed. I have included Mesa Verde, CO as I think this demonstrates the link between geology and anthropology. In this case, and in some others, the resolution is not sufficient to see the rock formations. However, the tour can be paused and then the blue squares can be “clicked.” This will bring up photographs of the rock formation.
1. Identify examples of sedimentary rock.
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Issue: Countries of the world can be classified according to level of economic development, based on a broad array of socio-economic variables. Until fairly recently, many sources simply classified nations into “developed” and “underdeveloped.” Sometimes they are referred to as the “haves” and “have nots.” There are some problems using such a simple, two-category classification. First, there is the underlying implication of superiority and inferiority of the developed nations and underdeveloped nations, respectively. Secondly, many countries do not clearly fit into either of these two broad categories. This virtual tour using Google Earth(tm) technology allows students to analyze levels of development using the CIA World Factbook and the various categories of classification.
- Discuss what development is.
- Understand the difference between development indicators and indexes.
- How do you define and measure development?
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Date last accessed: 2/22/2010