This is an FMN participant modification of the TIEE module "Demography from physical cemeteries, “virtual cemeteries,” and census data" authored by Janet Lanza in 2012.
Adapted from: Demography from physical cemeteries, "virtual cemeteries," and census data v 1.0
The module was implemented at the New Jersey Institute of Technology by Caroline M. DeVan.
- Course: Biology 205 – Foundations in Ecology and Evolution Honors
- Course Level: Second semester freshman/first semester sophomore – required introductory class for biology majors.
- Instructional Setting: Lecture – 32 students
- Implementation Timeframe: Two class periods (first, Mar 31 – 45 min, second, Apr 5 - 30 min) & homework. Occurred at the beginning of the third and final unit of the course – population ecology unit
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I simplified the module to only include the online cemetery data (not the census portion). I also moved several parts (data collection, final poster) to outside of class time to save on in-class time.