B CUSP 116
Addresses an important social issue through an interdisciplinary perspective; builds creative and critical skills of writing, analysis, and quantitative reasoning; and explores, through scientific methods, one aspect of the natural world. Offered: W.
Study of external and internal earth processes that have formed and shaped and continue to form and shape the State of Washington. Students will work with rocks, minerals, fossils, photographs, remote sensing imagery, maps, and other geologic artifacts to help understand and create geologic stories about the state. Students will research and report on the interaction between people and geology of the state.
Student learning goals
Name and describe geologic processes and materials
Interpret descriptions written using geologic terminology
Use samples, maps, photographs, and other materials to help understand and interpret the geologic history or event of a location
Describe and communicate the impact of geology on people in the State of Washington
General method of instruction
Lecture, small group, and individual activities. Almost all activities will involve students examing samples, photographs, maps, and other materials collected or captured from around Washington State.
High school science, an interest in the earth and/or the history of State of Washington, a desire to examine samples, maps, photographs, and other materials
Class assignments and grading
Mostly individual and small group activities. Final exam based on interpreting geologic descriptions. Readings will be included from a textbook on Northwest geology, as well as a physical geology lab manual.
Successful completion of activities