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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)

Syllabus 2014 (Session 1 and Session 2)

Basic packing list and ideas (not complete - Please let me know if you have questions)

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

Sicily

 

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

If the worksheet is black, I still need convert and upload to this page... Thanks!

Activity 1 - Wicked Problems (Reading) and You!, Reading - Wicked Problems Worksheet #1

Activity 2 - Geoarchaeology, What is it, How can it help our own Civilization? Worksheet #2

Activity 3 - Natural Resources, their uses, and implications (Minerals and Rocks) Worksheet #3

Activity 4 - 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 #4

Activity 5 - 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 #5

Activity 6 - The Archaeological Record - Is Humanity capable of learning from past mistakes? Activity 6 = 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..

Activity 7 - Rome We will visit all of the site in this slideshow, Worksheet #7 = pick the site that interests you the most, do a bit of library or on-line research and tell me about it (IN PERSON)

 

Activity 8 - Reasons Civilizations Collapse or Thrive Acitvity - = Jared Diamond - Collapse - A Tale of Two Farms Watch the video below then fillout the worksheet... Worksheet # 8 = Write a no more than one page summary of this video with the theme 'Will the USA ever collapse?'

Activity 9 - Geoarchaeology of western Sicily, Reading Geoarchaeology of the Chuddia River Valley Western Sicily (Heinzel and Kolb) Worksheet # 9

Activity 10 - Fragility and the Evolution of Humanity - Krista Tippett interviews Xavier Le Pichon Oct. 7, 2010, Very 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... 'Worksheet 11' = Please write a summery of the interview (no more than one page) and pesonal reflection (no more than one page)

Activity 11 - Slidshow Sicilian Wines (No worksheet)

 

Slide shows

Places to Explore!

Going to Sicily?

Electrical adaptor (info) Or the minimum you might need

This is the bag that I use, there are cheaper versions

 

Further reading...

Italian History

Lonely Planet

 

Geoarchaeology

Palaeobotany

1968 Earthquake

Erosion post-Roman

Sicily tectonics

 

Links to explore

Sicily

Lodging (Palermo 2 nights)

The day the Earth shook

Dr. Heinzel's favorite 'ristorante' in Sicily

 

Egadi Islands

La Grotta del Genovese

Favignana

 

Aeolian Islands

Stromboli #1

Stromboli #2

Lodging (Lipari/Canneto 4 to 5 nights)

Lipari

 

Rome

BBC Historical Research

Roman Emperors

The British Museum

The Vatican