Class Announcements for Geography 5 at Chabot College
(last updated 12/10/99)
Please take Quiz J at the Test Center no later than noon
on Monday, December 13th. All graded assignments and quizzes will be available
for pick up Monday night at the distance education office.
exercises: Searching for places:
Finding Places - Matt
Quizzes: If for some reason the Test Center does not have
a quiz for you to take, please notify Minta Peterson or Elizabeth Grant
at the distance education center. They can print more out for you to take.
Don't forget to pick up graded assignments and quizzes
at the distance education office. In progress grade reports are also available.
not the following ommission from assignment E - You also must submit Map
exercise1. p136 - yellow video study guide.
Pará State, Brazil
Video questions are now available online. Look for links
from the assignment pages.
A student asked me how they are
to locate places in East Asia on a map of North America. I believe the author
of that map exercise wanted students to have an understanding of the relative
location of Western North America vis-a-vis the dynamic Asian Pacific Rim
economies. To locate these places you can either indicate which direction
they are off the map using arrows, or add a small inset map of the entire
Pacific Ocean with those locations included.
have submitted more than one map exercise per map making it very difficult
to grade. Please be sure to use a different map for each exercise!
DELIVERY - if you mail me your assignment, don't even put my name on it.
Please send it to this address:
Distance Education Center Building 100
25555 Hesperian Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94545 - attention: Geography 5
To do well on map assignments, use lots of color, proper symbols or shading,
a sharp set of colored pencils (so you can correct mistakes), and be very
exact. To find most locations, use your textbook (skim through and look
at all the maps), the internet, a library's collection of atlases where
you can look up place locations in the index at the back. Be aware that
older atlases may show outdated information, especially political locations.
Locations not appearing in an atlas may be mentioned in the textbook, or
the video series (e.g. a tiny village featured in the video). Expect to
spend about a day to complete each assignment.
You can get
detailed maps of almost any country or place at the following locations:
Library Map Collection
Atlas Matt Rosenberg
or many other map resources at my page
of map related sites
Classroom change: Geography 5 will
now meet in computer lab 705. Please bring a PC formatted 3.5" disk
in case you want to save any work. NO FOOD OR DRINK in the lab.
Don't forget you have to take all quizzes in the Distance Education Test
Center before the next class. The make-up quizzes taken in class will be
shorter, and you will not have as much time.
each assignment in its own envelope labeled with what it is and who you
are. Do not include anything else along with your assignment. Other correspondence
should go in a separate small envelope.
The Distance Education
Center's phone/fax numbers:
Main line: 723-7016
The titles of the videos according to the DEC
1. Earthly Visions
2. Boundaries and Borderlands
However, the study guide, video tapes, and syllabi refer to:
Programs 1 & 2 Geography a Spatial Perspective:
1. Why Place Matters
2. Understanding Places
These all refer to the first two video programs of the series.
All maps MUST be done very neatly with a very sharp set of colored pencils.
You can pack a lot more information onto a map when you use many colors.
Checkout the following websites for tips on good map making.
Cartography and Understanding
Maps - Matt Rosenberg
Guidelines - Cynthia A. Brewer
Easy to Read
Any bad links, typos, or other anomalies on this website should be reported
immediately to me.
To e-mail Alan Forsberg: firstname.lastname@example.org
(E-mail is not always delivered immediately. If you have an urgent issue
or question that needs an immediate reply, please leave a message on my
voice mail at 510-723-6600 ext. 2469)
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