Gervais, Living Physical Geography, 1e

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LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Living Physical Geography.

What resources are available for my students?

From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources, then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.

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Animation Activities

Animation Activities are quizzes that can be assigned to the students to go over their understanding of the concepts explained in the Animation videos.



Animations are short clips that explain core concepts in the text.


Chapter Quizzes

Chapter quizzes are short exams at the end of each chapter that address content. Twenty multiple-choice questions address key concepts from the chapter.



The e-Book is a completely electronic version of the textbook available online, which comes with note-taking and annotating functions, so students can make notes as they read their textbook in its digital format.


Exploring with Google Earth Files

Each chapter contains exercises with multiple-choice quizzing and step-by-step instructions for working within the Google Earth software for students to study each world region.

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Flashcards are study tools for students to use to quiz themselves on key terms from each chapter.


Lab Manual Google Earth Files

Activities to accompany Exploring with Google Earth.

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LearningCurve is a formative and adaptive quizzing program that helps students to identify their strengths and weaknesses with course material. This program is ideal for students in a flipped classroom environment.

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A collection of supplemental videos, instructors can use in class or assign to further explain concepts covered in the text.


What resources are available for instructors?

From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's now take a closer look at each.

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Chapter Figures, Photos, and Tables

Instructors have access to a downloadable zip file with all the images from each chapter in the order they appear.

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Clicker Questions

For instructors who like to use Clickers in class, ten multiple-choice questions (per chapter) are provided on Word documents.


Image Slides

Illustration Slides are PowerPoint presentations with the images from each chapter displayed on slides in the order they appear.

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Instructor Resource Manual

The Instructor’s Resource Manual is provided to instructors as Word files and includes teaching tips, critical thinking questions, as well as resources for each chapter in the textbook.

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Lecture Slides

Lecture Slides are pre-assembled PowerPoint presentations for each chapter that instructors can use for lectures, or as an outline for custom lecture presentations.

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