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Dr. Chamberlin's Fall 2002 Online Course Guidelines

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14. Assignments: Map the Nautilus! for Extra Credit!

In an effort to accomodate hands-on learning styles and to promote one of the best study tools for digging into the details of the novel, I present to you the assignment Map the Nautilus! You may complete this activity as extra credit in lieu of completing quizzes or exams or you may not do it at all if you desire.

This activity involves charting the progress of the submarine Nautilus and detailing the various sights and oceanographic phenomena it encounters as it cruises around the world ocean. Using the tools of the internet, you'll track the course of the submarine and create links to information on the people, places, creatures, events, ocean phenomena and related things it encounters throughout the novel. These links may include summaries you have created or they may consist of hyperlinks to real-time data, biographical or historical sketches, ocean libraries or other information found on the world wide web. You are only limited by your imagination.

To create your interactive map, you'll use the full-version of the map above. Using a graphics editing program (or a pre-constructed clickable image map I provide), you'll create a page of summaries and links that includes the following:

  1. a description of key events in the chapter
  2. a description of the setting(s) and environment for the chapter, including location (lat-long, geographic name), depth, habitat, weather, etc
  3. a listing and explanation of key oceanographic terms in the chapter
  4. a listing of key marine organisms described in the chapter (you may summarize the long lists)
  5. an explanation of oceanographic processes described in the chapter
  6. links to famous persons, historical or political events, archaeological, literary or other types of references in the chapter
  7. links to real-time oceanographic satellite and ocean buoy data for that location in the ocean
  8. anything else you think might help explain the novel

Maps will be graded at four intervals during the semester. Each segment is worth 50 points for a total of 200 points. The following due dates apply:

Assignments for the assigned chapters will only be accepted through their due date. No assignments will be accepted late. If you miss a due date for extra credit, that extra credit will no longer be available to you.

More information on the details of this assignment and how to submit it will be provided through the mailing list.

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