Ch 7: Rock Deformation & Mountain Building Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Rock Deformation & Mountain Building chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach these geological processes in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Rock Deformation & Mountain Building chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Types of rock stress Tensional stress, compressional stress, shear stress, ductile and brittle rock
Tuesday Phases of deformation Elastic deformation, ductile deformation and fracture
Wednesday Geological folds Anticline, syncline and monocline folds; domes and basins; symmetrical, asymmetrical, isoclinal, overturned, recumbent and chevron folds
Thursday Geological faults Normal, reverse and strike-slip faults
Friday Mountain types Fold and dome mountains, erosional mountains, fault block mountains, volcanoes and hotspots

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