Spring 2003 Class
Geo201 - Physical Geography II
at Illinois State University
|Our class that
spring had 22 students. One of our
activities was to develop web pages on various topics
relating to physical geography. Each student developed his or her own topic.
The pages with no links represent students who have graduated or left
the University and there accounts have been closed.
The persons and their projects were:
Alex on the Soufriere Hills Volcano of Monserrat
Dan on the Salt River Project of Arizona
Sam on the Wisconsin Driftless Area
Aaron on Sand Ridge State Forest in Illinois
Dana on the Louisiana Wetlands on the Mississippi Delta
Kim on the Krakatoa Volcano, Indonesia, in 1883
Josh on Emiquon, the project to restore an extensive area of wooded wetlands along the Illinois River
Christy on the Badlands of South Dakota
Rachael on the Nohoch Nah Chich Cave System of Mexico
Kent on the Atchafalaya Basin
Marc on the Nile River
Steve on an area of irrigated agriculture in central Illinois
Lara on the caves of Missouri
Leah on the Sinking of Venice
Nicki on the Three Gorges Dam of China
Darren on the Everglades of Florida
James on the changing levels of the Great Lakes
Jake on the Ross Ice Shelf of Antarctica
Nick on Loch Ness
Neil on Lake Mead and Hoover Dam
The purposes for doing this project are many. For the purpose of physical geography we want to make links to pages that teach and illustrate each of these topics. We are not creating new material in most cases but are trying to find what is already out there. In the process we are sorting through many pages to find the few pages worthy of note. Some of the content may come from other sources, including our text.
Many of these students are training to become teachers. As such, learning to build their own pages is good training to become a teacher.
One important part of this exercise is to become aware of what it takes to make a web page. If students find they can make their own pages quite easily, then will have an appreciation for the many pages made by others. It should also make them skeptical of some pages. Getting a page up on the web is not the same as having an article published in a peer-reviewed research journal.
Check out our pages and give us some feedback.
Dr. James R. Carter, Professor
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