Learning Landscapes provides historic "geo-images" of Rivers in Unit #1 and Slopes in Unit #2 (in progress). Students work at their own pace through a series of on-line images with directed questions and expert answers for each image. Images stem in most part from the University of Vermont's Landscape Change Program archive (uvm.edu/perkins/landscape). The RIVERS unit uses five themes: the general importance of rivers ("Why Rivers?"), the shapes of rivers, how rivers convey materials, interactions of rivers with other Earth systems, and changes in river systems over time. Learning Landscapes uses predominantly historical imagery and introduces fluvial and geologic landscape change over several timescales. Rivers change seasonally, decadally, historically, and millenially. Students engage in a pre-survey activity before viewing the main body of images, and a similar post-survey activity after each theme. Preliminarily, we have found that students relate to local images of New England, use the site as a resource, relate image content to course field laboratories, and relate images to their previous knowledge.


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