All commercial rights reserved. Copyright 1996 by Kenneth E. Foote and Shannon Crum.
This module has been peer reviewed and classroom tested (not really, since this is a sample module). To make suggestions and corrections please contact The Virtual Geography Department Project at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Facts of Publication
Abstract: This module contains an exercise in which students are asked to consider how much of a city's built environment is occupied by machine space and whether the amount of machine space is correlated with landuse or distance from the city center. The module presents background information on the concept of Machine Space and the effects urbanization has on the environment, then includes step-by-step instructions for conducting a case study near the student's home or school. This module can be adapted to a wide range of grade levels and may be presented as an introductory GIS exercise, although it can be completed without a GIS or computer component (see Module Overview and Instructor's Notes).
Introduction to the Research Problem
Notes on Active Pedagogy
Evaluation and Comments
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Created 10/30/96 by Shannon Crum. Last updated 2000.4.25 LNC.