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Use this page to browse through the various teaching activities and curricular materials developed by participants in one or more of ACM's projects.

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PANning for Facts
Tom Hicks
This PANning observation presentation can help participants see the realities of their surroundings. Paired with almost any topic, it can shed new light on participants' experiences with issues of social justice and equality while helping them develop agency.

Treating Mental Illness Around the World
Susan Long, Lake Forest College
This activity asks students to understand indigenous mental health treatments and compare them globally.

The Neuroconversations
Eric Wiertelak, Macalester College
The Neuroconversations brings together advanced neuroscience majors with advanced majors from other disciplines for a one-session seminar meeting focused on exploring the intersection of neuroscience with the other discipline. Through guided conversation inspired by shared readings of select primary literature from both neuroscience and the invited discipline, the students develop a greater appreciation of the topics discussed, and ultimately, each others' disciplined inquiry processes and path to completing a liberal arts education.

Captured Creatures - an interdisciplinary exhibition seminar
Lesley Wright, Grinnell College
"Captured Creatures" is a model of an interdisciplinary seminar that utilizes one or more campus collections as the catalyst for both academic and curatorial learning. Using a thematic approach and selected works of art and material culture, students explore a body of knowledge, and use it to curate an exhibition. In this case, the subject was animals and the focus collection was the Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College Art Collection. Students learned different disciplinary ways of seeing, brought their training to share with the class through co-teaching, investigated animals through various disciplinary lenses, and created a multidisciplinary exhibition.

Depictions of Primates in Fiction Pre- and Post-Origin of Species
Scott Legge, Macalester College
Students are asked to choose two pieces of fiction that depict or describe interactions between humans and non-human primates. The main limiting factor in their choices is that one of the works should be pre-1859 and the other should be post-1859, representing works from before and after Charles Darwin published On The Origin of Species. It is really meant as a starting point for a discussion of historic perceptions of the relationship between humans and the natural world and how those perceptions would have shaped reactions to Darwin's work. The expected learning outcomes include placing the discussion of human's place in nature in historical context and providing the students with a comfortable and interesting starting place for the more theoretically challenging discussions to come.

Considering Animals Senior Seminar
Kimberly Smith, Carleton College

Sustainability through Place
kathleen martinson, Luther College; Sonja Darlington, 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, 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, Saint 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.

Whats for Dinner?: Purchasing and Preparing an Organic, locally grown Meal
Craig Watson, Monmouth College
Student groups of five plan, research, prepare and serve each other a meal using naturally grown ingredients, then review and reflect upon the meal and the experience.

Sustainability and Cultural Stories
Jon Jensen, Luther College

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