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These teaching activities have been submitted as a part of one of the workshops sponsored by the ACM/FaCE program.

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Spinning wheels of the carbon cycle: Carbon from gasoline to plant material
Yaffa Grossman, Beloit Colleg; george wittler, Ripon College
Students will determine the quantity of carbon dioxide released by driving a vehicle and the the amount of photosynthetic activity required during that time period to offset this carbon dioxide production.

Communicating Campus Resource Flows
Suzanne Savanick Hansen, Macalester College
Students research one of the energy or resource flows across the campus and design an educational project the describes the magnitude and importance of this energy or resource flow to the campus community for display during Earth Week.

Exploring in the Footsteps of Columbus: Letters Back Home
Nancy Gates-Madsen, Luther College; Anne-Marine Feat, Luther College
Students will write a letter back home describing a "pristine" wilderness scene of a Caribbean beach. They will compare their descriptions to Columbus's diary chronicling his first impressions of Hispaniola, paying attention to: 1. what is seen (and not seen) 2. the filter/frame of reference used to describe the landscape 3. the rhetoric of the letters.

Sustainability through Place
kathleen martinson, Luther College; Sonja Darlington, Education and Youth Studies, Beloit College

Experiencing Systemic Thinking
Craig Mosher, Luther College
This teaching activity will assist social work students to experience and understand social and natural systems through observing and writing about their observations.

Gründliche Gründstücke
Amy Gates-Young, Modern Languages, Central College

Phenology Plot Project
Ruth Kath, Luther College
Phenology Plot Project–"In Honor Of" Tree Project Enhanced

Legacies of Gandhian thought
Brian Caton, Luther College

Remembering the Model T
Jim Farrell, Environmental Studies, St. Olaf College

Where does your energy come from? Analyzing your energy bill
Mary Savina, Carleton College
Students use utility bills to determine the cost and sources of energy in their households.

Global Economic Inequalities: Microcredit Lending
Jim Zaffiro, Central College
Making actual microcredit loans to individual potential borrowers, in the context of an introductory international politics course.

Phenology Plot Project
Suzanne Savanick Hansen, Macalester College
Students pick one place in the Carleton Arboretum to spend at least 20 minutes observing the biodiversity in that one place at least six times during the term. Students must record observations visually and with the written word and share their final projects with the class.

Climate Change: Carbon Dioxide Data Analysis
Brock Spencer, Beloit College; Marty St. Clair, Coe College

Common Resource Experiment: Simulating Tragedy of the Commons in a Classroom
Dmytro Zhosan, Ripon College; Aaron Swoboda, Carleton College; Steve Holland, Luther College; David Hayes, Coe College
An in-class activity intended to introduce students to the Tragedy of the Commons, its causes and potential solutions.

Mineral Resources Museum
Mary Savina, Carleton College
Students trace the mineral/material sources of common objects in their dorm rooms and create a display of these objects with information about material sources, processing, and sinks.

Home Energy Audit/Retrofits
Barbara Whitten, Colorado College
Home energy audit/retrofits allow students to apply thermodynamic principles to planning and executing a retrofit to make an existing home more energy efficient.

Meal Satisfaction and Sustainability for Psychology
Lee, Jen (Coe College) With Contributions from Kent Simmonds (Luther College) and Betsy Hutula (ACM)

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