September 20

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The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.  The world and all its people belong to him.
For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.
Who may climb the mountain of the Lord?  Who may stand in his holy place?
Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies.
They will receive the Lord’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their savior.
Such people may seek you and worship in your presence, O God of Jacob.

Psalm 24:1-6


This week we are moving on to Chapter 12 in the 4CE (Chapter 11 in 3CE) – entitled “The Dynamic Planet.”  We will be looking at the structure of the Earth and some very introductory geology – rocks and minerals.  This may not seem really exciting, but as you reflect on this material, reflect on the glory of a God who created all of this complexity!

This week Lab 1 is due. The labs are practical applications of the principles we have been considering in the lectures. The first three labs introduce you to maps – fundamental tools of geographers. (We do chapters 2-11 in Geography 1023).  The maps are either online (there are links on the “Labs” page – follow the “Labs” tab) or there are paper copies in the library.  The instructions for the labs should be very clear within the labs themselves.  Since these are more “practical” introductions to the tools of the trade, unfortunately there is not information in the text.

This week, please:

  • Read online notes 12a/12b (below) and the text Chapter 12
  • Lab 1 is due Tuesday, September 21.  Print it off.  Complete it.  Scan/photo it and submit it in ONE single file on Moodle by midnight on September 21.
  • Lab 2 is due Tuesday, September 28
  • Record your readings of Chapter 1 on Moodle by Tuesday, September 21
  • Make a good comment in the discussion forum on Moodle by Saturday midnight.  These are pretty easy marks, so please take advantage of them!  And it is a great way to get to know your classmates.

Questions?  Please email me!

Dr. Bruce Martin

Instructor in Geography, Crandall University