GeographyWeb

Improving Geography Education with the Internet

Center for Geography Education
University of Colorado
Campus Box 260
Boulder, CO 80309-0260
Tel: 303.492.6854

Project Director: Professor A. David Hill

Project Assistant: Michael N. Solem


Welcome to the official GeographyWeb homepage. Between January 1997 and August 1998, the GeographyWeb project created Internet-based instructional materials and course homepages for Geography Departments at the University of Colorado.

We believe the Internet can improve educational practice and student achievement in geography. All lessons herein are freely available to faculty and students anywhere in the world.

This homepage contains links to five geography lessons on the Web. You can access these resources by clicking the button that appears below. In addition, the GeographyWeb project funded a study on the diffusion and effects of Internet-based teaching in U.S. college geography. For more information about this research, contact Michael N. Solem.

We hope you find our materials to be useful and effective. Thank you for visiting the GeographyWeb homepage.


GeographyWeb Lessons

All of these lessons are available free for instructional purposes. Instructors are encouraged to contact Michael N. Solem prior to using these materials.


The Boulder Creek Virtual Field Study - Version 1.

This is a Web-supported field study of Boulder Creek, located in Boulder, Colorado. This version features a local field experience and is, therefore, recommended for local instruction in Colorado. Suggested for human geography and environment and society courses.

The Boulder Creek Virtual Field Study - Version 2.

This Web-based field study takes you to the city of Boulder, CO, where you will study problems associated with the management of Boulder Creek, which is an urban-aquatic resource. This version features a "virtual" field study that is modeled after a r eal field experience (see Version 1) and is, therefore, recommended to instructors and students who cannot go to Boulder. Suggested for human geography and environment and society courses.

The Flood Hazards of Manitou Springs, CO.

This lesson examines the natural hazards that periodically afflict the town of Manitou Springs, CO. Includes a virtual field study and discussion forum. Suggested for human geography and environment and society courses.

Mt. Rainier - An Interactive Learning Module.

This lesson studies the hazards posed by Mt. Rainier, a mainland volcano near Seattle, WA. Suggested for physical geography and environment and society courses.

Places and Regions.

This lesson introduces the geographic concept of regions, and examines how definitions and perceptions of regions are affected by globalization. Suggested for world regional geography courses.

The University Hill Virtual Field Study.

This is a Web-supported field study of the University Hill district, located in Boulder, Colorado. The lesson features a local field experience and is, therefore, recommended for local instruction in Colorado. Suggested for human geography courses.