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Course

GO 125 Natural Disasters

Semester

S1T 2013 DLD

Faculty

Hassinan, Wael

Title

Adjunct Instructor

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone

602-284-1866

Other Phone

602-284-1866

E-Mail

wael.hassinan@park.edu

wael99@cox.net

Semester Dates

 01/14/13 to 03/10/13

Class Days

Online, class week is 12.00AM Monday - 11:59PM MST Sunday each week

Class Time

Online, class week is 12.00AM Monday - 11:59PM MST Sunday each week

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
TITLE: Natural Disasters

EDITION: 8th ed.

AUTHOR: Patrick L. Abbott

ISBN: 0073369373

Copyright year:
2012

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.


Course Description:
GO 125 Natural Disasters : This course will study the earths natural processes and phenomena that impact the earth. These natural impacts will be studied which result in massive damage to the earth and to its inhabitants. The course will explore how humans cope with natural disasters. Humans typically measure the damage in terms of loss of life or economic loss, but the end result is that these natural disasters influence human culture and population distribution. 3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:

  • Providing a positive learning experience for the student.
  • Minimizing the fear of online participation.
  •  Encouraging students to post questions and interact with each other.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the major reasons for most natural disasters and the impact they have on societies around the world and through history.
  2. Recall the details associated with famous natural disaster events.
  3. Identify precursors to various natural disasters.
  4. Discuss the predictability of various natural disasters.
  5. Compare and contrasts the causes of Earth's worst natural disaster, mass extinctions.


Core Assessment:

Core Assessment (40% of course grade):
Portfolio: collection of 4 assignments. Each assignment is completely or partially related to each of the core learning outcomes.


Assignment 1 (final; 10%): CLO #1, #2, #3,#5
Assignment 2 (homework 1; 10%) CLO #2, #4
Assignment 3 (homework 2; 10%) CLO #5
Assignment 4 (Exam 1; 10%) CLO #2, #3, #4

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Introduction: Introduce yourself to the rest of the class by entering the introduction thread found under Course Home. This should be completed during the first week. Although this is not a graded assignment, we would like to know more about you. 

Each week you will have regular learning activities:

Lectures – Presentations and supplemental websites.  The PowerPoints are an extremely helpful tool to help guide you through key information.  

Discussions - Discuss the reading, lectures each week with the entire class. Weekly units include a discussion thread with various questions and topics for you to participate. At least 3 entries are due by the end of each week.  Respond at least 3 times per week. A response is more than just one sentence. The first post must be completed by Thursday 11:59 p,m CST to any DQ, a second (to another students response to another question) by Saturday 11:59 pm CST. Any last responses must be made by Sunday 11:59 pm CST. The length of each post must be at least 75 words (3 posts x 75 words/post = 225 words/week). One sentence answers will not be counted as participation. Any relevant discussion, whether questions, comments answers or all three, will earn points as part of your participation grade. In order to receive full credit for your posts you must use as a source AT LEAST TWO of the resources listed in the Webliography in addition to any other source you may find ( web article, book, publication...) Example: you can use one source from the Webliography in one post, another source from the Webliography in your second post and any other source on your third post. You can distribute your sources as you see fit within your 3 weekly posts

Quizzes - These are open book but you had better know the chapters well before taking the exam because 50 minutes goes by fast if you are still thumbing through your book trying to answer #3.To test your knowledge of the reading materials and PowerPoint Lecture there will be a weekly quiz or mini-exam. This 50 point weekly quiz is due at the end of the week. You may take the quiz one time. 

Homework -There are two homework assignments that are due Week 3 and Week 6. Each is worth 100 points. The homework is due at the end of those weeks and must be submitted in the Dropbox. 

Final Exam - The final exam, administered and due during week 8, will be comprehensive. You will have two hours to take this proctored exam, and it will be a closed book/ closed notes exam. 
The final proctored exam will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. The final chapter is stressed in the final but it is a comprehensive final covering all the chapters.  There test format will consist of different question styles they may or may not include: Multiple Choice, Matching, Short Answer, Sketch and Label, True/False and Fill in the Blank. You must start looking for a suitable proctor by week 2 and fill form out by week 6. Failure to take the final exam will result in an F.

Here is more information to help you prepare for and take the final proctored exam: 


•You must follow the Park University procedures for obtaining an approved proctor. Please refer to the Help and Resources page to review the requirements for locating a proctor and the procedure for completing a Proctor Request Form. 
•For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. 
•A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval. It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor, by the 6th week of the term. 
•Approval of proctors is at the discretion of the Online instructor. 
•Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.

Turn-Around Time:  Assignments will be graded and in the gradebook no later than a week after the due date.  Final exams will be graded within a week of completion.  Portions of the quizzes will be graded and posted in the gradebook instantaneously. 

Grading:

Grading:

ASSIGNMENT

DESCRIPTION

WEEKS

WEEKLY

POINTS

TOTAL POINTS

Discussion

This is a weekly requirement and determines your participation grade. You must post at least 3 times during each week. The first posting must be completed byThursday a second (to another students response to another question) by Saturday. And any last responses by Sunday. The posting should be related to the weekly topics and contain multiple sentences. Weekly discussions will be graded for content, relevance and timeliness.

  1-8

20

160

Homework

There are two homework assignments that must be submitted through the dropbox.

3 and 6

100

200

Quiz Exams

There are weekly quizzes that are meant to be comprehension of the material that week, so think of them as a mini exam. These can only be taken once. Their format can consist of all the following: multiple choice, matching, fill in the blank, and short answer.  They are open book, but I can not stress enough that studying for them would be a necessity.

   1-7

50

350

Final Exam

This is a proctored exam. It is NOT open book.  Your proctor form must be completed by week 6. The format can consist of all the following: multiple choice, matching, fill in the blank, and short answer..

8

200

200

Total Points for Term: 910

Grading Breakdown

A: 910 - 814 points               89.5% - 100%

B: 813 - 723 points               79.5% - 89.4%

C: 722 - 632 points               69.5% - 79.4%

D: 631 - 532 points               58.5% - 69.4%

F: 531 -   0  points                   0% - 58.4%

rading:
                    Quiz    1       5.5%                   Homework 1      11%                 
                    Quiz    2       5.5%                   Homework 2      11 %                  
                    Quiz    3       5.5%                   Discussions      17.6%;  2.2% each week
                    Quiz    4       5.5%                    Final        22% 
                    Quiz    5       5.5%              

                    Quiz    6       5.5%              

            Quiz    7       5.5 %

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Assignments are late if they are not posted by 11:59p.m.M.S.T. the day they are due. Late assignments receive a 5% deduction for each day they are late. Assignments more than seven days late will not be accepted unless the student/learner and instructor have negotiated and mutually agreed upon an alternative submission date in advance. Technological issues are not considered valid grounds for late assignment submission. In the event of an Parker server outage, students should submit assignments through email to the instructor and post to the appropriate folder when systems are restored.

Note: No assignments will be accepted after the last day in the course, unless an Incomplete has already been approved.

Late Discussion Board Posts:
Participation in the threaded discussions is a core aspect of Park University’s learning environment. It is critical to the success of the classroom environment that students contribute to the threaded discussions in a timely manner. Please note that students can only earn participation points during the current week. For example, students must actively participate during Week 2 in order to earn participation points for Week 2. Students will not receive participation points for Week 2 if they respond in the discussion threads after the due date. No points will be earned for DQs' responses posted after the due date.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

This is an online class and requires adherence to some basic rules of online etiquette. Mainly, avoid making disparaging remarks about others, particularly other participants, in the classroom discussions. Do not use offensive or lewd language, and avoid steering too far off topic in topical discussions. Remember that private conversations, including conversations with the instructor, are best carried out through email, where you may be able to express yourself more directly.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

COURSE SCHEDULE 
GO 125

WEEK






ASSIGNMENT

1

  • Start with your weekly reading in Natural Disasters 8th ed. - Chapters 1 and 2
    • Natural Disasters and the Human Population
    • Internal Energy and Plate  Tectonics
  • Watch the weekly PowerPoints.
  • Participate on the weekly discussion threads
  • Take quiz/mini-exam 1.

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2

  • Start with your weekly reading in Natural Disasters 8th ed. - Chapters 3 and 8.
    • Earthquake Geology and Seismology
    •  Tsunami versus Wind-Caused Waves
  • Watch the weekly PowerPoints
  • Participate on the weekly discussion threads
  • Take quiz/mini-exam 2.

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3

  • Start with your weekly reading in Natural Disasters 8th ed. - Chapters 4 and 5.
    • Plate tectonics and Earthquakes
    • Earthquake Lessons and Regional Settings
  • Watch the weekly PowerPoints
  • Participate on the weekly discussion threads
  • Take quiz/mini-exam 3.
  • Submit Homework 1 in the Dropbox.

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4

  • Start with your weekly reading in Natural Disasters 8th ed. - Chapters 6, 7, and 15.
    • Volcanic Eruptions: Plate tectonics and Magmas
    • Volcano Case histories: Killer Events
    • Mass Movements
  • Watch the weekly PowerPoints
  • Participate on the weekly discussion threads
  • Take quiz/mini-exam 4.

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5

  • Start with your weekly reading in Natural Disasters 8th ed. - Chapters 9, 10, and 12.
    • External Energy Fuels Weather and Climate
    • Tornadoes, Lightning,  Heat and Cold
    • Climate Change
  • Watch the weekly PowerPoints
  • Participate on the weekly discussion threads
  • Take quiz/mini-exam 5.

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6

  • Start with your weekly reading in Natural Disasters 8th ed. - Chapters 11 and 13.
    • Hurricanes
    • Floods
  • Watch the weekly PowerPoints.
  • Participate on the weekly discussion threads
  • Take quiz/mini-exam 6.
  • Submit Homework 2 in the Dropbox

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7

  • Start with your weekly reading in Natural Disasters 8th ed. - Chapters 14 and 17.
    • Fire
    • Mass extinctions                         (p. 465 in addition to a PDF file available on DOC SHARING)
  • Watch the weekly PowerPoints.
  • Participate on the weekly discussion threads
  • Take quiz/mini-exam 7.

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8

  • Start with your weekly reading in Natural Disasters 8th ed. - Chapter 16
    • Impacts with space objects
  • Watch the weekly PowerPoints
  • Participate on the weekly discussion threads
  • Take Comprehensive Final Exam (Proctored over Chapters 1-16 and Mass Extinctions)

Discussion Questions Schedule: The first post to a DQ must be posted by Thursday 11:59 pmCST to any DQ, a second (to another student’s response to another question) by Saturday 11:59 pm CST. A third response to another DQ must be made by Sunday 11:59 pm CST. The length of each post must be at least 75 words.

Note: For further understanding of concepts you can go to the book’s website to view chapter by chapter animations, practice quizzes and more.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

Additional Information:

The details for HW1 and HW2 papers are included below:

 


HOMEWORK 1



Due: End of Week 3 - 100 Points     

Be sure to submit to the Dropbox - Homework 1


Paper Requirements:


1. 3 pages double spaced excluding title and references


2. Times New Roman text, 12-point size


3. MLA or APA formatting


Instructions:


1. Provide an analysis and summary of a minimum two articles provided in the Doc Sharing.


2. Include your own thoughts and comments within the analysis and summary. Make sure to discuss how do these topics affects our lives at local and global scale.


3. Assignments that are cut and paste (more than 50% even with citations and quotation marks) will not be accepted.


4. Wikipedia is not a scholarly resource and cannot be used as a source on this assignment.


5. Be sure to include any other references that you may have used to write your paper.


6. Once completed, submit your paper to the Drop box Homework 1. Make sure that you have saved the file as your name and “Homework 1” ( e.g. JohnSmithHomework1). Then submit your Word document in the “Homework 1” basket in the course Dropbox).


(You may NOT type your paper into the submission comments; it must be in .doc, .rtf, .docx.  Any other formats, please contact your instructor)


Writing Resources:


1.      OWL (Online Writing Lab) found in your list of special courses


2.      plagiarism.org offers great information on plagiarism and how to avoid it


Required Articles: (Available in the Doc Sharing)


You must choose a MINIMUM of 2.


Botzen, W.J.W and J.C.J.M Van Den Bergh. "Managing natural disaster risks in a changing climate." Environmental Hazards 8 (2009): 209-225.


Boughton, G.  “Planning To Prevent Natural Hazards From Becoming Natural Disasters”


Australian Planner (1991): 198-201


Budd, L., Griggs, S., Howarth, D. “A Fiasco of Volcanic Proportions? Eyjafjallajökull and the


Closure of European Airspace” Mobilities 6.1 (2011): 31–40. 


EL-Masri, Souheil and Graham Tipple. "Natural Disaster, Mitigation and Sustainability: The Case of Developing Countries." International Planning Studies 7.2 (2002): 157-175.


Fields, B. “From Green Dots to Greenways: Planning in the Age of Climate Change in Post-


Katrina New Orleans” Journal of Urban Design. 14.3 (2009): 325–344.


Galloway, GE. “Flood risk management in the United States and the impact of Hurricane


Katrina” Intl. J. River Basin Management 6.4(2008): 301–306.


Guo, Huadong. "Understanding global natural disasters and the role of earth observation." International Journal of Digital Earth 3.3 (2010): 221-230.


Harvatt, J., Petts, J., Chilvers, J. “Understanding householder responses to natural hazards:


flooding and sea-level rise comparisons” Journal of Risk Research 14.1 (2011): 63-83.


Marzen, LJ., Szantoi, Z., Harrington L., Harrington Jr.,  JA. “Implications of management


strategies and vegetation change in the Mount St. Helens blast zone  Geocarto International 26.5 (2011): 359–376.


 


Ritchie, B. “Tourism Disaster Planning and Management: From Response and Recovery to


Reduction and Readiness”Current Issues In Tourism. 11.4 (2008): 315-148.


Spence, Robin. "Risk and regulation: can improved government action reduce the impacts of


natural disasters?" Building Research & Information 32.5 (2004): 391-402.




Remember to properly cite your sources of information*
 


HOMEWORK 2



Due: End of Week 6 - 100 Points


Be sure to submit to the Dropbox: Homework 2


Paper Requirements:




1. 5 pages double spaced excluding title, graphs, figures and references


2. Times New Roman text, 12-point size


3. MLA or APA formatting


Instructions:




1. Using 3 Natural Disasters (earthquake, volcano, flood, etc) discussed in your text, write an essay that describes each disaster in terms of how humans predicted the disaster 100 years ago, today, and expectations of future predictions.


2. Discuss precursors, the use of technology, and the ability to determine exact locations or the expected scale of the event.


3. Take it to the next step using the same 3 Natural Disasters locate 3 different countries that have been affected by each disaster. (Pick ONE disaster for each of the 3 countries). For example, If a choose hurricanes, tornadoes, and tsunamis for my 3 disasters and my 3 countries are Puerto Rico, USA, and Japan. Then I would describe the points a-d separately for each country and the chosen disaster. In my case I will describe a Hurricane event in PR, a tornado event in USA and a Tsunami event in Japan. If you fine more than one event in each country you are welcome to include them. 


4. Summarize a specific event of each natural disaster for each of these countries. 


a. Be sure to discuss the recovery of event by detailing how these cities/countries rebounded.


b. Be sure to include if the country never fully recovered, recovered somewhat, or completely recovered.  


c. Be sure to include details on how long recovery took.


d. Include recovery costs in terms of life, physical possessions, money, etc.


5. For each the 3 countries answer the following:


a. What is their current population?


b. What other Natural Disasters have commonly impacted these countries (you can include disease).


c. Identify the most likely type of natural disaster to occur in the present.


d. What was the approximate population of the country when those disasters hit the country?


e. What are the projected population levels for these countries for the future, such as 2050?


6. You must have citations within the paragraphs as well as figures.


7. Use examples, real data, etc. to support your answers along with a reference list and citations.


8. Assignments that are cut and paste (more than 50% even with citations and quotation marks) will not be accepted.


9. Wikipedia is not a scholarly resource and cannot be used as a source on this assignment. 


10. Once completed, submit your paper to the Drop box Homework 2.  Make sure that you have saved the file as your name and “Homework 2” ( e.g. JohnSmithHomework2). Then submit your Word document in the “Homework 2” basket in the course Dropbox.


(You may NOT type your paper into the submission comments; it must be in .doc, .rtf, .docx.  Any other formats, please contact your instructor)


Examples of Events: You MAY choose one of these events or any other not on the list.  These are just examples to offer ideas.


1755 - Lisbon, Portugal


1900 - Galveston Hurricane


1906 - San Francisco


1923 - Great Tokyo Fire


1976 - Tangshan China


2005 - Hurricane Katrina


Examples of Countries: This list is not an inclusive list, you may choose any country.




China


India


Indonesia


Nigeria


Colombia


Writing Resources:




1.      OWL (Online Writing Lab) found in your list of special courses


2.      plagiarism.org offers great information on plagiarism and how to avoid it






Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Written work provides clear and effective discussion of the overall learning achieved through the completion of each of the assignments within the portfolio Written work generally provides clear and effective discussion of the overall learning achieved through the completion of each of the assignments within the portfolio, although discussion may be vague or incomplete for 1 of the assignments Written work provides vague or superficial discussion of the overall learning achieved through the completion of each of the assignments within the portfolio; or discussion is not included for 2-3 of the assignments Written work does not provide any discussion of the overall learning achieved through the completion of each of the assignments within the portfolio 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Written work clearly and effectively integrates the concepts identified in all of the core learning outcomes Written work appropriately integrates the concepts identified in at least 4 of the 5 core learning outcomes Written work demonstrates minimal evidence of integrating the concepts identified in at least 3 of the 4 core learning outcomes; or only integrates concepts from 1-3 core learning outcomes Written work does not indicate an integration of concepts from any of the core learning outcomes 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Written work provides clear, accurate, and relevant analysis of the issues and concepts addressed by all of the assignments in the portfolio Written work generally provides clear, accurate, and relevant analysis of the issues and concepts addressed by all of the assignments in the portfolio; or written work does not provide analysis for one of the assignments in the portfolio Written work provides vague or superficial analysis of the issues and concepts addressed by the assignments in the portfolio; or written work does not provide analysis for 2-3 of the assignments in the portfolio Written work does not provide analysis of the issues and concepts addressed by the assignments in the portfolio 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
All assignments within the portfolio demonstrate a clear and appropriate application of the geographic concepts and skills required to achieve the core learning outcomes All but one of the assignments within the portfolio demonstrate a clear and appropriate application of the geographic concepts and skills required to achieve the core learning outcomes 2-3 of the assignments within the portfolio fail to demonstrate a clear and appropriate application of the geographic concepts and skills required to achieve the core learning outcomes None of the assignments within the portfolio demonstrate a clear or appropriate application of the geographic concepts and skills required to achieve the core learning outcomes 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Multiple examples of terms discussed through the course that are relevant to each assignment and the core learning outcomes are used appropriately throughout the written work A variety of terms discussed through the course that are relevant to each assignment and the core learning outcomes are used throughout the written work, however 1-2 may be incorrectly used Only a few terms discussed through the course that are relevant to each assignment and the core learning outcomes are used in the written work; or 3-5 of the terms are incorrectly used Written work does not include the use of any relevant terms discussed in the course or related to the core learning outcomes; or all of the terms used are incorrectly applied 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
All written work within the portfolio is entirely error-free in the following format items: MLA or APA citation format, length, works cited, internal documentation Written work within the portfolio contains only 1-2 errors in the following format items: MLA or APA citation format, length, works cited, internal documentation Written work within the portfolio contains 3-4 errors in the following format items: MLA or APA citation format, length, works cited, internal documentation Written work within the portfolio contains numerous errors in the following format items: MLA or APA citation format, length, works cited, internal documentation 
Civic Literacy:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
All of the artifacts within the portfolio clearly address a recognition of how to be an effective citizen pre-, post-, and during a natural disaster.  The student is clearly able to see the complexity of social, political, and economic systems and how natural disasters influence them national and globally. At least 2 of the artifacts within the portfolio clearly address a recognition of how to be an effective citizen pre-, post-, and during a natural disaster. The student is able to see the complexity of social, political, and economic systems and how natural disasters influence them national and globally. Only one of the artifacts within the portfolio clearly address a recognition of how to be an effective citizen pre-, post-, and during a natural disaster. The student is able to see the complexity of social, political, and economic systems and how natural disasters influence them national and globally. None the artifacts within the portfolio clearly address a recognition of how to be an effective citizen pre-, post-, and during a natural disaster. The student is able to see the complexity of social, political, and economic systems and how natural disasters influence them national and globally. 
Values Literacy:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
All of the artifacts within the portfolio clearly demonstrate an appreciation of the diversity of value systems and their interconnection with the cultures in which they are found.  The artifacts also demonstrate that the student is sensitive to value questions, especially the importance of human life At least 2 of the artifacts within the portfolio clearly demonstrate an appreciation of the diversity of value systems and their interconnection with the cultures in which they are found.  The artifacts also demonstrate that the student is sensitive to value questions, especially the importance of human life Only one of the artifacts within the portfolio clearly demonstrate an appreciation of the diversity of value systems and their interconnection with the cultures in which they are found.  The artifacts also demonstrate that the student is sensitive to value questions, especially the importance of human life None of the artifacts within the portfolio clearly demonstrate an appreciation of the diversity of value systems and their interconnection with the cultures in which they are found.  The artifacts also demonstrate that the student is sensitive to value questions, especially the importance of human life 

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