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Natural Resources and Civilizations and Environment, Technology, and Society Capstone (Southern Italy/Sicily) Dr. Chad Heinzel Pages = Other contact sources Facebook and Twitter (@Ubreccia)

2016 Syllabus (1 document for all options In-class and on-line)

If you are taking the class through the website, complete each worksheet and e-mail it to me…
If you are coming to class you do not have to fill out the worksheets. You will earn points by participating – (take notes, work on in-class activities, ask questions, etc.). If you have to miss a class complete the online work. Everyone should read, listen to, and watch the on-line work…

Point distribution
Each class / assignment is worth 10 points. There are seven classes, so that’s a total of 70 possible points. 
A = All 7 classes
B = 6 classes
C = 5 classes
D = 4 classes
F = less than four classes

 

Sicily

 

Please work through these activities and e-mail the worksheets ... chad.heinzel@uni.edu

Week 9 - Welcome and Logistics Please read Wicked Problems and You!,

Week 10 - Spring Break

Week 11 - Wicked Problems presentation and Worksheet #1

Week 12- Reasons Civilizations Collapse or Thrive Acitvity - Watch the video below then, please write two page summary of this video with the theme 'Will the USA ever collapse?'

Week 13- Geoarchaeology of western Sicily, Please read Geoarchaeology of the Chuddia River Valley Western Sicily and fill out Worksheet # 2

Week 14 - Fragility and the Evolution of Humanity - Krista Tippett interviews Xavier Le Pichon Oct. 7, 2010, If you find this Intersting, Click here to learn more! . *You may click and listen on your computer or right click and 'Save Target As' to download the mp3 to your computer... Please write a summery of the interview and pesonal reflection (no more than two pages)

Week 15 - Natural hazards and life on Earth - Presentation - Worksheet 3 (Not ready yet)

Week 16 - Civilizations - Past, present and future (Activity - Nature, humanity and articistic expression) Worksheet 4 (not ready yet)

Week 17 - Finals Week - No Class

Optional

A. The Sicilian Mafia ,

B. An Intro. to Italian/Sicilian Soil and Wine (Sicilian Wines)

Week 17 - Finals Week...

 

 

Exploring Southern Italy and Sicily

Rick Steves Podcasts : Italy - Italian Cuisine 1 (audio), Italian Cuisine 2 (audio), Pasta 101 (audio) , Rome - Colosseum (audio AND map) , Sistine Chapel (audio AND map) , St. Peters (audio AND map) , Pantheon (audio AND map), Michelangelo in Rome (audio), Rome Beneath the surface (audio)

Getting ready to travel this summer...

Basic packing list and ideas (not complete - Please let me know if you have questions), This is the bag that I use, there are cheaper versions, Electrical adaptor (info) Or the minimum you might need

Handouts for learning Italian numbers and phrases... Page1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4

Links to explore

Lodging

Rome -

Trapani - Bed & Breakfast Belveliero , (5 nights)

Catania (new 2016) - Agora Hostel , (2 nights)

Lipari/Canneto - Baia Unici , (6 nights)

 

Activity websites

Rome

A War Diary Soars Over Rome (National Geographic, April 2015)

BBC Historical Research

Roman Emperors

The British Museum

The Vatican

 

Trapani

 

Catania

 

Egadi Islands

La Grotta del Genovese

Favignana

Aeolian Islands

Stromboli #1

Stromboli #2

 

Lipari

 

Rome

A War Diary Soars Over Rome (National Geographic, April 2015)

BBC Historical Research

Roman Emperors

The British Museum

The Vatican

 

Further reading...

Italian History

Lonely Planet

Geoarchaeology

Palaeobotany

1968 Earthquake

Erosion post-Roman

Sicily tectonics

The day the Earth shook

 

Background

Geoarchaeology, What is it, How can it help our own Civilization? Worksheet

Natural Resources, their uses, and implications (Soil) Readings for soil - A. David Montgomery, Graveyard of Empires AND Lester Brown, Plan B 4.0 Mobilizing to Save Civilization (p. 31-32 and 202-206) Soil and Civilizations Worksheet

Natural Resources, their uses, and implications (Water) , there is not enough material for a worksheet... From the video just e-mail me what site are your most excited to visit? Worksheet

The Archaeological Record - Is Humanity capable of learning from past mistakes? Activity - Elymian Iron Age Survival Try this activity with your roomates or a group of friends... Worksheet #6= Turn in a paragraph of the overall results..

Rome We will visit all of the site in this slideshow, Worksheet = pick the site that interests you the most, do a bit of library or on-line research and tell me about it (IN PERSON)