This section is to be followed by students as they accumulate background knowledge, gather information and data and synthesize these components into a final product.

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Background Knowledge

by Lauren Angelone

This section includes sample documentaries, directions to academic podcasts and videocasts in iTunes U, and some virtual field trips in Google Earth where you can gather some background information about plate tectonics. This will help you get an idea of the direction you would like to go in gathering more detailed information in order to create your documentary.
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Gathering Information

by Lauren Angelone

This provides links to many online resources as well as offers suggestions of ways to gather information from primary sources using Skype. As you gather information, be sure to use narrow your topic using the list of terms generated as you looked through the background knowledge section. Select a specific place you would like to study (e.g. Mt. Vesuvius) and focus in on how the plates are moving in that area, and how the community has been affected by the plate movement.
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Gathering Data

by Lauren Angelone

This section includes a list of links to resources where you can collect real-time data on the activity of plate tectonics around the globe. Also included is a link to Google Docs, which is a place where you can collaboratively collect and graph information using an open version of Excel.
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Final Product

by Lauren Angelone

This section provides you with guidance on how to create your documentary while synthesizing the information and data you have acquired through this module.
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