This activity uses an assortment of digital resources relevant to exploring resource development on Native American lands. The activity is based on a website that uses an Earth System approach to help students understand how Native American lands have been impacted by resource development. Students are assigned to investigate different aspects of the same problem or issue. For example, each team might analyze a different but related data set or read an article on different aspects or viewpoints on the same topic. Once each team member thoroughly understands his/her team's aspect of the problem, new groups are formed, with at least one representative from each original team. Each individual then explains her/his team's aspect of the problem to the new group. In this way, every student learns different aspects of the problem. Each group then uses combined information to create a complete summary of the issue. The jigsaw technique is based on work published by Barbara Tewksbury [Tewksbury, 1995] .


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    Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,US National Policy,Higher Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502200345917T,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Environmental Ethics/Values,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Mining,Social Sciences,Problem Solving, Jigsaw , Cooperative Learning,Vocational/Professional Development Education,State Policy,History/Policy/Law,Geoscience,Technology,Environmental Decision-Making,NSDL



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