Civilization Timescale (per Don)
Don created this chart using internet resources; it keeps things in perspective, especially regarding the competition between civilizations for mineral resources.
Three versions are offered below:
Plate Tectonics & Paleoclimate
Excellent references at http://www.scotese.com/
Tectonic Plate Movement Reconstruction from 750 mya to Present
By the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, October 15, 2004
This is the best resource I've found for visualizing plate tectonic movement over the past 750 million years.
Google Earth Add-In
Link to USGS' Google Earth add-in to get real time earthquake data in your computer's Google Earth
(click on the M1+ earthquakes, Past 7 days (colored
Study of Geology
Here's an outline map of the components of Geologic Study.
We review at least the basics of all of these in our classes and tie these to your everyday life!